It seems to me that often a work of fiction can take on a life of it own, beyond the intention of its author. I’ve often wondered what Octavia Butler would have thought of the real Earthseed which were are fostering here. Syrus Marcus Ware recently answered that question in an article in CanadaArt.
The following was written before Election Day, 2016. Now, its mention of concerns about 3rd party voting seems almost quaint, just 3 days after the result, given… Read more “2016: Why Earthseed Now? A personal mosaic.”
The essentials are to learn to shape God with forethought, care, and work; to educate and benefit their community, their families, and themselves; and to contribute to the fulfillment of the Destiny.
Yesterday (11 years from now), Lauren Olamina’s home burned and Lauren’s journey toward the Destiny begins.
Shaping Change: Remembering Octavia E. Butler Through Archives, Art, and Worldmaking
Proposals are due 4/7/2016
Conference dates: 6/3-5/2016