Thursday, November 8 – 3:00-4:30
Location: Arntzen 100
“We hold so many worlds inside of us. So many futures…it is our right and responsibility to write ourselves into the future.”Walidah Imarisha
Join Afro & Latina futurist authors of Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements and Lunar Braceros to explore the power of visionary fiction in helping us imagine & create the future we want to see. Octavia’s Brood authors Walidah Imarisha, Gabriel Teodros, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha and Lunar Braceros authors Beatrice Pita and Rosaura Sanchez will join the panel remotely via Zoom. Together, we’ll explore the power of visionary fiction at this moment our history, the work of these authors to imagine & create future worlds, and the relevance of all of world building to the first year experience at WWU. The last 30 minutes of the panel will be dedicated to Q&A from students.
This event is sponsored by Western Reads and the WWU English Department.