For those in the Bay Area, Wondercon isn’t the only game in town this weekend. Sunday sees the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Tribute Fundraiser, an evening reading to raise money and awareness for the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship featuring Slave Labor’s Jennifer de Guzman and many others:
Join Nalo Hopkinson, Jewelle Gomez, Susie Bright, Jennifer de Guzman, and Guillermo Gomez-Peña for a fundraiser reading to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship.
Sunday, March 4, 5 – 7 pm
The Starry Plough
3101 Shattuck Avenue
The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship will enable writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start. It is meant to cement Octavia’s legacy by providing the same experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers of color. In addition to her stint as a student at the original Clarion Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in 1970, Octavia taught several times for Clarion West in Seattle, Washington, and Clarion in East Lansing, Michigan, giving generously of her time to a cause she believed in.
More info at the link, including other events to celebrate Butler’s life and legacy.