State of Black SciFi 2012 Youth Symposium Coming May 5,2012

Youth_SymposiumOn Saturday, May 5, the Atlanta Black Speculative Fiction Cafe will host a day-long symposium spotlighting science fiction and fantasy as a signature intersection of science, history, technology, and humanistic studies.

The symposium will feature scholarly panel discussions involving authors and artists of African descent who will showcase their involvement in their respective genres and subgenres of fantasy and science fiction across various media.

The symposium will also feature a writers’ workshop, a presentation by young writers from African-Centered schools throughout Atlanta Metro and readings by authors L.M. Davis, Milton Davis, Alan Jones, Alicia McCalla, Wendy Raven McNair, Balogun Ojetade and moderator Ed Hall.

This event is free and open to the community.

11:00 am1:00 pm: Youth Speculative Fiction Writers’ Workshop
1:00 pm2:30 pm: Youth Presentation
2:30 pm
4:30 pm: State of Black Science Fiction 2012 Presentation

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Artist and Author Meet-and-Greet and Book Signing

Updated Event information can be found on the FB Event page. Please distribute and share with family, friends, and students.


Alicia McCalla
0 #2 Alicia McCalla 2012-03-11 23:47
Hi JTW, so glad you stopped by to leave a comment. Awesome! I hope you can make it to the youth symposium. :lol:
+2 #1 JTW 2012-03-11 18:18
My parents loved Sci Fi, and so do I. I grew up with it, and now I create my own stories and art. I'm glad this blog exists we need more like these in our culture. Afrofuturism forever!

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