Positive Obsession: Happy Birthday, Octavia E. Butler
Where: New York Public Library—Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Ave.
917-275-6975 Price: Free
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Writers, performers, and scholars celebrate the sci-fi legend on what would have been her 74th birthday.
- Hanif Abdurraqib
- Steven Barnes
- Ayana Jamieson
- Namwali Serpell
- Be Steadwell
- and many more!
Join LIVE from NYPL and a packed lineup of special guests to celebrate Octavia E. Butler on what would have been her 74th birthday. In 2006, writers, performers, editors, and friends gathered at The New York Public Library to honor Butler, whose untimely death at the age of 58 had cut short one of the great careers in American letters. Fifteen years later, as the Library of Congress releases the first of its Butler collections, LIVE from NYPL pays tribute to her work with an evening of talks, readings, and performances. Featuring readings of fiction and nonfiction collected in the Library of America volume, alongside reflections about her as a friend, as a writer, and as an inspiration, plus a very special musical performance. Full program below.Buy tickets/get more info now