Arts
12:28 pm
Sat April 12, 2014

Afro-Futurism and Octavia E. Butler On The Local Take With Kiplyn Primus

Octavia Butler
Credit Leslie Howle

Kiplyn Primus devoted The Local Take on WCLK this week to a major literary event taking place April 16 at Spelman College.  The Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism will take into account the career and lasting work of Butler, considered by most the greatest African American Science Fiction writer.

Kiplyn is joined by Tananarive Due, Cosby Endowed Chair for the Humanities at Spelman, who has created and curated the conference.  She also speaks with symposium guest artists and activists Adrienne Maree Brown and Dream Hampton for a fascinating discussion about Afro Futurism, science fiction and fantasy, and the role of African Americans in fiction and in art.

For more information about the Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism, click here.

For more information about Octavia Butler, click here.

Kiplyn Primus discusses the upcoming Octavia Butler Celebration of Fantastic Arts Symposium on Art and Activism at Spelman College on The Local Take on WCLK. Guests: Tananarive Due, Adrienne Maree Brown, Dream Hampton. 4/12/14