Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

June 8, 2017

August 7, 2017

10:00 am To 5:00 pm

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino


$10- $25

Event Description

The first exhibition to examine the life and work of celebrated author Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) since her archive came to The Huntington in 2008, “Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories” features approximately 100 items—from her first short stories, written at age 12, to journal entries, photographs, and first editions of her books, including Kindred, her best-known work. The first science fiction writer to receive a MacArthur “genius” award and the first African American woman to win widespread recognition writing in the genre, the Southern California writer found the road to success slow at first.
The exhibit runs April 8 – August 7.


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