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 Stories, Parable 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ends 3/14/21
- Limited to 30 people with a waiting list
- 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 email@example.com
- UPDATE: Registration has hit capacity. Anyone signing up now will be on a waitlist and notified if they can join.