September 30, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Futures: Readings & Reflections: Toshi Reagon & adrienne maree brown on Octavia E. Butler

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Octavia’s Parables

About the Podcast Series

Diving deeply into the literary works of Octavia E. Butler

Beginning with The Parable of the Sower, podcast hosts Toshi Reagon and adrienne maree brown are examining each of Octavia E Butler’s published works, chapter by chapter. The podcast summarizes the storyline, places it in a strategic context for those intending to change the world, and provides questions to help bring Butler’s ideas to life.

Toshi and adrienne have selected Parable of the Sower Episode 7 for you to explore as part of this Convening.

For more episodes:

Octavia E. Butler was a Black science fiction writer who won the Hugo, the Nebula, and the MacArthur genius award in her lifetime. Posthumously, her work has landed on the NY Times bestseller list. She wrote twelve novels, mostly imagined in trilogies, and a collection of short stories. Hailing from Pasadena, CA, Butler spent her later years outside Seattle, WA. Her work gives us incredible young Black protagonists who are shaping the world around them, contending for new futures for the species.

Toshi and adrienne encourage all of their listeners to purchase Octavia’s work directly and dive into yourself! This link is preferred by the Octavia E Butler estate.

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