VIDEO: Spelman College’s 2013 Octavia E. Butler Celebration of the Fantastic Arts

In March of 2013, Spelman College hosted the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of the Fantastic Arts as the year’s Culminating Event for Cosby Chair Tananarive Due.  Co-panelists Samuel R. Delany, Steven Barnes, Nalo Hopkinson, Sheree Renée Thomas, Jewelle Gomez, Brandon Massey and Nisi Shawl discussed Butler’s influence and, in many cases, reminisced about their personal experiences with her.  The result was an unforgettable evening of fellowship and celebration.  (Also, a poem by Opal Moore and a dramatic reading from Parable of the Sower by Spelman College drama students.)

Here’s the YouTube video:

CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT 

 

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