“If we’re talking must-read authors like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison, the one-and-only Octavia Butler needs to be a part of the conversation. The groundbreaking sci-fi and speculative fiction author was a master of spinning imaginative tales that introduced you to both the possibilities—and dangers—of the human race, all while offering lessons on tribalism, race, gender, and sexuality.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
In celebration of Octavia E. Butler’s extraordinary body of work, playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) leads a fascinating discussion with authors N. K. Jemisin (How Long ’til Black Future Month?), Walter Mosley (The Awkward Black Man), and Imani Perry (Breathe: A Letter to My Sons). With performances by actors Yetide Badaki (American Gods) and Adepero Oduye (When They See Us).
Audience members will be invited to join the conversation with questions for the panelists.
And don’t worry if you can’t make it to the live show — your ticket will give you access to the event until March 10.