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Octavia’s Blood & Brood: A Roots. Wounds. Words. 2021 Book Club for BIPOC Storytellers & Readers

April 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Octavia’s Blood & Brood on Saturday, April 24th for a riveting conversation about and deep dive into Octavia E. Butler’s, Wild Seed. This RWW book club session is the third in a series of twelve that center works created or inspired by literary mama Octavia E. Butler. This session will be led by Krystal Kavita Jagoo, a scholar and writer who embraces her identity as an artist given the creative solutions needed for survival with a critical mind in the fat brown disabled body she inhabits. As a settler on Turtle Island, she remains intent on anti-oppressive practice as a social worker, given her field’s abhorrent violations when not committed to dismantling complicity with the problematic status quo. Jagoo has taught “Justice and the Poor: Issues of Race, Class, and Gender” at Nipissing University and her articles have been featured in Huffington Post, MedTruth, Verywell Mind, Social Justice Solutions, and o.School. Her essay, “Inclusive Reproductive Justice,” was published in Volume 2 of the Reproductive Justice Briefing Book: A Primer on Reproductive Justice and Social Change. Jagoo’s visual art, University Ableism Bingo was featured in Pandemic: A Feminist Response, and the zine, CRIP COLLAB. Jagoo’s essay, “The Willful Ignorance of Most White Administrators” has been selected for Scarborough Arts’ 35th Annual Juried Exhibition: Beloved Community, and Big Art Book.

A Brief Note About Octavia’s Blood & Brood: A Roots. Wounds. Words. 2021 Book Club:

Octavia’s Blood & Brood is the Roots. Wounds. Words. 2021 Book Club that aims to gift BIPOC storytellers & readers with a community wherein we can learn, discuss & celebrate the words of Mama Butler and the writers she inspired. Each session is facilitated by a BIPOC storyteller.

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About Octavia E. Butler:

Octavia Estelle Butler was an African American science fiction pioneer, multiple-time Hugo and Nebula awards recipient, and the first science-fiction writer to receive a MacArthur Fellowship. Her books blend science fiction and African American spiritualism. Her literary legacy includes Patternmaster (1976), Kindred (1979), Parable of the Sower (1993), Parable of the Talents (1998), Fledgling (2005), and many more. She continued to write and publish until her death on February 24, 2006. Her books have inspired many of today’s science and speculative fiction writers, including Tananarive Due, N.K. Jemisin and Nnedi Okorafor.

Octavia’s Blood & Brood Book Club Schedule:

3.27 Dawn

4.24 Wild Seed

5.22 Who Fears Death (Nnedi Okorafor)

6.26 Parable of the Sower

7.31 Parable of the Talents

8.28 Kindred

9.25 Bloodchild and Other Stories

10.30 How Long ‘Til Black Future Month (N.K. Jemisin)

11.27 Unexpected Stories

TBA: date & book for December


April 24
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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