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Octavia E. Butler Memorial Tribute Fundraiser March 4

Claire Light is one of the organizers of this event and wanted me to pass on the info. Sounds like an amazing reading and it’s definitely for a good cause.

A fundraiser reading to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship. Fabulous fabulists honor one of our great writers and raise funds for the next generation.

Nalo Hopkinson
Jewelle Gomez
Susie Bright
Jennifer de Guzman
Guillermo Gomez-Peña

Sunday, March 4, 5 – 7 pm

The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA.

Admission: $5-20 sliding scale.

The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship will enable writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start. It is meant to cement Octavia’s legacy by providing the same experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers of color. In addition to her stint as a student at the original Clarion Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in 1970, Octavia taught several times for Clarion West in Seattle, Washington, and Clarion in East Lansing, Michigan, giving generously of her time to a cause she believed in.

3 thoughts on “Octavia E. Butler Memorial Tribute Fundraiser March 4”

  1. Ann says:

    Oh, Octavia.

    One of a kind.

    I can’t make the meeting, but, I wish all those who can attend really benefit from the legacy that this great lady left behind.

    She is sorely missed.

  2. laymond says:

    I loved your family story, My ansestory also began in Irland and Wales, and although my family is white our story sounds closely simalar to yours.

  3. Sewere says:

    Thanks for the update ABW, the Starry Plough is literally 2 blocks from me.


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