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We've already received an amazing response and many wonderful conference proposals. We extended the deadline to 4/15/16 in case anyone else would like to propose something.

Thanks!!
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Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler Through Archives, Art, and Worldmaking CALL FOR PROPOSALS

PROPOSALS Due 4/7/2016* Conference 6/3-5/2016

The Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop at University of California, San Diego, and the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network invite proposal submissions for a three-day conference June 3-5, 2016 in honor of Octavia Butler. We invite proposals for papers, poems, performances, playlists, prescriptions, potions, procedures, and processes in celebration, admiration, and analysis of Butler that highlight her life, published work, engagement with her archives, and explorations of her impact on humanity
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[ Science fiction and speculative fiction are perfectly suited for people of color, especially Black folks. The act of creating new futures and alternative worlds is what we’ve been doing since the beginning of our time on this earth. We still do it. So if these folks want to interpret a film that reflects the racial reality of the world as some kind of genocidal plot to eradicate the White race, Tripping, they are. Meds, and hugs, they need.]

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You can give at any level and have news from my Octavia Butler Archives research emailed to you. I have been doing research there on a regular basis (at least once a week since April 1, 2014) and I am almost ready to start offering what I have found. The whole collection is massive, and detailed, and complicated, and beautiful.
‪#‎OctaviaButlerArchives‬ ‪#OEBCollection @oeblegacy

http://www.gofundme.com/9fkze8

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Exciting news! Two never-before-published stories from the archives of Octavia Butler will be published in June, with and introduction from Walter Mosley.

How Octavia Butler's agent discovered the stories:
http://apne.ws/1pJLyLU

#OctaviaButler #sciencefiction  
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If you want to attend our birthday celebration from afar, just post a love note (video, song dedication, link, etc.) to our tumblr page.

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