Please join us for the Octavia E. Butler Studies Conference!!
Inspired by the award-winning speculative fiction author Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006), leading experts in the field will explore the expansive ways Butler’s writing, research, and life foster deeper understanding of the past, present, and possible futures. This conference is co-convened by Ayana A. H. Jamieson and Moya Bailey. #OebStudies #TellingMyStories #AtTheH
Octavia E. Butler Studies: Convergence of an Expanding Field will take place Friday, June 23, 2017 in San Marino, CA at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. The Huntington has an exhibition of some of Octavia E. Butler’s Archive on display until August 7, 2017.
Check out the Facebook Event Page and register online if you plan to attend. Registration for this one-day conference is $25, with an optional buffet lunch for $20. Registration includes admission to the botanical gardens and museums for the day of the conference.
Conference registration is $10 for current Huntington docents and free for current Long-Term Fellows and students with a current Student I.D. Please bring your current I.D. to event day check-in. Students, please note school affiliation after your name when registering.
We are gearing up for an exciting time, just one day after what would have been Octavia E. Butler’s 70th birthday and hope to see you there. Presentations by Shelley Streeby, Gerry Canavan, Sami Schalk, Cassandra Jones, Jennifer Terry, and Aimee Bahng! Check out the conference schedule.