12Feb What Was, What Is, and What Will Be: A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism 7:30pm $

Tananarive Due, N.K. Jemisin, & Airea D. Matthews

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Washington, DC 20003

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Cultural critic Mark Dery coined the term “Afrofuturism” in his essay “Black to the Future,”and its meaning has expanded to encompass alternative visions of the future influenced by astral jazz, African-American sci-fi, psychedelic hip-hop, rock, rhythm and blues, and more. This reading is co-sponsored with PEN/Faulkner Foundation as part of its Literary Conversations series and The Library of Congress’s Center for the Book and Poetry and Literature Center. Fiction writer, poet, and editor Sheree Renee Thomas will introduce the writers.