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Date(s) - 11/04/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Octavia E. Butler’s classic novel “Parable of the Sower” is revolutionary for centering BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) characters during an apocalypse. We journey with Lauren and her evolving Earthseed community through the challenges of surviving the destruction of their homes and livelihoods. Explore how Butler’s writing of these characters might inform our own work centering fictional BIPOC characters navigating the apocalypse of our time – climate change. Led by Shannon Gibney. Collaborator: More Than a Single Story. This program is funded with money from the Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Shannon Gibney is a writer, educator, activist, and the author of See No Color (Carolrhoda Lab, 2015) and Dream Country (Dutton, 2018) young adult novels that won Minnesota Book Awards in 2016 and 2019. Gibney is also faculty in English at Minneapolis College, where she teaches writing.

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