Black Magic Book Club X Word Up

Black Magic Book Club X Word Up

Dive into the brilliant and speculative works of fiction and nonfiction written by award winning Black science fiction writer Octavia Butler. This program will explore three (3) titles over the course of two seasons: Bloodchild and Other StoriesParable of the Sower, and Parable of the Talents.

B L A C K M A G I C is an Afrofuturism Book Club, a collective of magical, radical dreamers, and a space to envision, imagine, and co-create other possible futures. Since our founding in 2014, together, we have read, and studied over 20+ Afrofuturism titles including books, short stories, essays, films, and comics. In 2019, we hosted a community dinner and conversation at the Creative Time Summit X titled, “Sowing Seeds for Survival: Lauren Olamina & the Truth about the End of the World in Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower.” In 2020, B L A C K M A G I C also facilitated “Parable Lessons,” a virtual conversation about the important lessons from Octavia E. Butler’s Parables series at MoCADA. Currently, we are preparing to launch our virtual book club, while also developing “Parable School,” a community skill-sharing academy for the apocalypses that may come.

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This monthly book club is hosted by Black Magic Book Club and Word Up Community Bookshop.

Kits with a copy of each book at a 15% discount, an exclusive Black Magic Book Club bookmark, and a Word Up red tote bag will be available for those who register. Individual books can also be purchased with an exclusive 15% discount code. Register below. If you need financial assistance, please email events@wordupbooks.com. 

SCHEDULE:

SEASON ONE: Spring (March-June) - Sundays @ 1pm

Facilitated by Megan Williams & Tanya Diallo Koshar

Sunday, 3/28/2021 | Bloodchild and Other Stories short stories only
Sunday, 4/25/2021 | Bloodchild and Other Stories short stories only

Sunday, 5/23/2021 | Bloodchild and Other Stories essays only
Sunday, 6/20/2021 | Bloodchild and Other Stories essays only

SEASON TWO:  Fall 2021

Parable of the Sower and Parable of the Talents
*Specific dates and times TBD. 

REGISTRATION:

  • Registration is OPEN
  • After registering you will receive a confirmation email with links to the kits, a discount code for individual books, and meeting information if you're able to participate
  • If you need financial assistance, please email events@wordupbooks.com

REGISTER
 

FEATURED BOOKS:

Bloodchild and Other Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9781583226988
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seven Stories Press - October 4th, 2005

Parable of the Sower Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732182
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - April 30th, 2019

Parable of the Sower: A Novel Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Gloria Steinem (Introduction by)
$24.00
ISBN: 9781609807191
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seven Stories Press - February 28th, 2017

Parable of the Talents Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538732199
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grand Central Publishing - August 20th, 2019

Parable of the Talents: A Novel Cover Image
By Octavia E. Butler, Toshi Reagon (Introduction by)
Not Available
ISBN: 9781609807207
Availability: Backordered
Published: Seven Stories Press - February 28th, 2017

Parable of the Sower & Parable of the Talents Boxed Set Cover Image
By Octavia Butler, Gloria Steinem (Preface by), Toshi Reagon (Preface by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9781609809553
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seven Stories Press - October 29th, 2019