Multi-Award winning writers Steven Barnes, Lisa Bolekaja and Tananarive Due will join in an intimate conversation on the relationship between activism, science fiction, and the the work of Octavia E. Butler. The event will open with a poetry set inspired by Butler's work with poet, Thea Monyee´. Hosted by Charles Reese.
This event will close out the 2015- 2016 Jackie Robinson Arts & Humanities Lecture Series at Pasadena City College, Butler's alma mater. Shaping the Universe is part of Clockshop’s Radio Imagination, a year long series of programs and artist commissions exploring the legacy of Octavia E. Butler.