Ben Caldwell, Ayana A.H. Jamieson, Douglas Kearney, Nisi Shawl, Tisa Bryant, DJ Lynnée Denise
In conversation with author Tisa Bryant With DJ Lynne Denise
March 10, 2016

Ten years after the passing of Los Angeles’ own Octavia E. Butler–one of America’s best science fiction writers and one of the few African-American women in the field— ALOUD celebrates Butler’s legacy. Navigating the dystopic L.A. that Butler often described in her short stories and novels, this panel explore connections between Butler’s peers and colleagues, and the generation of writers and scholars who follow, and how Butler’s futuristic work resonates today. Co-presented with Clockshop as a part of Radio Imagination, a year-long program bringing artists and writers into the archive of Octavia E. Butler.
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