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A Celebration of Octavia E. Butler

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Actors and authors 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. Her 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), and Imani Perry (Breathe: A Letter to My Sons); and actors Yetide Badaki (American Gods) and Adepero Oduye (When They See Us) will read selections from Butler's prolific body of work.

Produced in cooperation with Grand Central Publishing and Library of America.

Octavia E. Butler's books can be purchased from our friends at Strand Book Store. Receive 10% off your purchase with code SYMPHONYSPACE.

This event is available to view with the Symphony Space 20/21 Season Pass.


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