The mission of the Carl Brandon Society is to increase racial and ethnic diversity in the production of and audience for speculative fiction.
Adrienne is a 2013 Kresge Literary Arts Fellow writing science fiction in Detroit. She is the co-editor of the forthcoming anthology Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction from Social Justice Movements with Walidah Imarisha. She has helped to launch the Octavia Butler and Emergent Strategy Reading Network for people interested in reading Octavia’s work from a political and strategic framework, and is building with Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network on other ways of extending Butler’s work.
Alexis is a self-identified queer black trouble maker, lover evangelist and space cadet. She is currently working on projects: Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind, School of Our Lorde, Juneteenth Freedom Academy, and the Lucille Clifton ShapeShifter Survival School.
The AfroFuturist Affair is a community formed to celebrate, strengthen, and promote Afrofuturistic and Black Scifi culture through creative events and creative writing.
Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements: An anthology of visionary science fiction and speculative fiction written by organizers and activists.
Established in 1968, the Clarion Writers’ Workshop is the oldest workshop of its kind and is widely recognized as a premier proving and training ground for aspiring writers of fantasy and science fiction.
The Huntington, one of the world’s great cultural, research, and educational centers, is a private, nonprofit institution. The Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature is nothing short of extraordinary. For qualified scholars, The Huntington is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization. For the general public, the Library has on display some of the finest rare books and manuscripts of Anglo-American civilization.
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