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Celebrate Women's History Month with a science fiction focus - Telling My Stories: the pioneering fiction of Octavia E. Butler

* Octavia-Butler.jpgJoin Natalie Russell, Assistant Curator of Literary Collections at the Huntington Library and curator of the recent Huntington exhibition, Telling My Stories: The Pioneering Fiction of Octavia E. Butler, for a lecture in celebration of Women's History Month and in conjunction with the new exhibition Dreaming the Universe.

The program takes place on Thursday, March 29, 6:30 p.m. at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena. Doors open at 6:00 for a reception with the speaker and the opportunity to view the exhibition galleries.

Octavia E. Butler was the first female African American writer to make science fiction her career. A shy, only child from Pasadena, she dreamed of ordinary people in extraordinary worlds, and extraordinary people in ordinary worlds, and put them on the page. Her stories brought the voice of women of color to a genre traditionally dominated by white men. That powerful voice tackled issues, not just about race, but themes that continue to resonate with a wide audience: power, identity, gender, class, the environment, and what it means to be human.

19th March 2018

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