A Celebration of Octavia E. Butler

February 24, 2021

February 24, 2021

4:00 PM To 5:00 PM

Online: 6:00 pm CST/7:00 pm EST



Event Description

Octavia E. Butler’s award-winning novels, including Parable of the Sower, Kindred, Dawn, and Wild Seed, have influenced a generation of writers.

Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (An Octoroon) will lead a discussion with authors N. K. Jemisin (How Long ’til Black Future Month?), Walter Mosley(The Awkward Black Man), Imani Perry (Breathe: A Letter to My Sons), and actors Yetide Badaki (American Gods) and Adepero Oduye (When They See Us) who will read selections from Butler’s prolific body of work.

These celebrated authors and actors come together for an evening of readings and conversation to celebrate the work of the visionary author whose Afrofuturistic feminist novels and short fiction have become even more poignant since her death.


Audience members will be invited to join the conversation with questions for the panelists.



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