Afrofuturism Conversation with Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes

Afrofuturism Conversation with Tananarive Due & Steven BarnesAfrofuturism Conversation with Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes

Fri, Oct 12, 2018 6:00 PM – Fri, Oct 12, 2018 8:00 PM Afrofuturism Conversation with Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes

Where: Kheprw Institute

Kheprw Institute 3549 Boulevard Pl Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

Have you heard the term AFROFUTURISM tossed around ever since Black Panther came out like it’s something brand new? Do you have a vague idea of what it means, what it’s all about, but you’re curious to learn more? Are you looking for a good jump on point at we continue to look to and create a better future for ourselves?

Join us at the Kheprw Institute on Friday October 12th at 6:00pm for food, fellowship, and our listening lab. At 6:30pm we are honored to host a ZOOM conversation about “What is Afrofuturism?” with our guest authors, Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep) and Steven Barnes (Lion’s Blood, Zulu Heart). They’ve done a thing or two:

Tananarive Due is the recipient of The American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award and has authored and/or co-authored twelve novels and a civil rights memoir. Her novels include the My Soul to Keep series, The Between, The Good House, and Joplin’s Ghost. Her short fiction has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and in anthologies such as Dark Delicacies II, Voices from the Other Side, Dark Dreams, Dark Matter, and Mojo: Conjure Stories. She is a frequent collaborator with SF writer Steven Barnes: they’ve produced film scripts, short stories, and three Tennyson Hardwick detective novels, the latest of which (written with actor Blair Underwood) is From Cape Town With Love. (They also collaborate in another way: they’re married.) In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Steven Barnes is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning novelist and screenwriter who is the creator of the Lifewriting™ writing course, which he has taught nationwide. He recently won an NAACP Image Award as co-author of the Tennyson Hardwick mystery series with his wife, Tananarive Due, and actor Blair Underwood. He has written over 20 novels, and worked on shows such as The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, and Baywatch. For an overview of his 20-plus novels, visit Amazon.com. Steve’s true love is teaching balance and enhancing human performance in all forms: emotional, professional and physical. In addition to being an author and writing instructor, he is also a life coach, CST coach and certified hypnotist.

Bring your questions as we have a dialogue about the possibilities of Afrofuturism.

Afrofuturism is a movement of art, culture and literature that seeks to explore dilemmas faced by black people and theorize possible futures. Afrofuturism will be our framework to re-examine events of the past, critique the present day dilemmas of the African Diaspora, and create a space to imagine and dream of possible futures.

Join us for the Second Friday of each month from 6 to 8pm. As always, there will be food, music and celebration of community.

OUR HOST – Maurice Broaddus
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas includeBuffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities along with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Event tags: Maurice Broaddus, Afrofuturism, Conversation, Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, Kheprw Institute

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Fri, Oct 12, 2018 Afrofuturism Conversation with Tananarive Due & Steven Barnes

Have you heard the term AFROFUTURISM tossed around ever since Black Panther came out like it’s something brand new? Do you have a vague idea of what it means, what it’s all about, but you’re curious to learn more? Are you looking for a good jump on point at we continue to look to and create a better future for ourselves?

Join us at the Kheprw Institute on Friday October 12th at 6:00pm for food, fellowship, and our listening lab. At 6:30pm we are honored to host a ZOOM conversation about “What is Afrofuturism?” with our guest authors, Tananarive Due (My Soul to Keep) and Steven Barnes (Lion’s Blood, Zulu Heart). They’ve done a thing or two:

Tananarive Due is the recipient of The American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award and has authored and/or co-authored twelve novels and a civil rights memoir. Her novels include the My Soul to Keep series, The Between, The Good House, and Joplin’s Ghost. Her short fiction has been published in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and in anthologies such as Dark Delicacies II, Voices from the Other Side, Dark Dreams, Dark Matter, and Mojo: Conjure Stories. She is a frequent collaborator with SF writer Steven Barnes: they’ve produced film scripts, short stories, and three Tennyson Hardwick detective novels, the latest of which (written with actor Blair Underwood) is From Cape Town With Love. (They also collaborate in another way: they’re married.) In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Steven Barnes is a New York Times bestselling, award-winning novelist and screenwriter who is the creator of the Lifewriting™ writing course, which he has taught nationwide. He recently won an NAACP Image Award as co-author of the Tennyson Hardwick mystery series with his wife, Tananarive Due, and actor Blair Underwood. He has written over 20 novels, and worked on shows such as The Outer Limits, Stargate SG-1, and Baywatch. For an overview of his 20-plus novels, visit Amazon.com. Steve’s true love is teaching balance and enhancing human performance in all forms: emotional, professional and physical. In addition to being an author and writing instructor, he is also a life coach, CST coach and certified hypnotist.

Bring your questions as we have a dialogue about the possibilities of Afrofuturism.

Afrofuturism is a movement of art, culture and literature that seeks to explore dilemmas faced by black people and theorize possible futures. Afrofuturism will be our framework to re-examine events of the past, critique the present day dilemmas of the African Diaspora, and create a space to imagine and dream of possible futures.

Join us for the Second Friday of each month from 6 to 8pm. As always, there will be food, music and celebration of community.

OUR HOST – Maurice Broaddus
A community organizer and teacher, his work has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Weird Tales, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Cemetery Dance, Black Static, and many more. Some of his stories have been collected in The Voices of Martyrs. He wrote the urban fantasy trilogy, The Knights of Breton Court. He co-authored the play Finding Home: Indiana at 200. His novellas includeBuffalo Soldier, I Can Transform You, Orgy of Souls, Bleed with Me, and Devil’s Marionette. He is the co-editor of Dark Faith, Dark Faith: Invocations, Streets of Shadows, and People of Colo(u)r Destroy Horror. Learn more about him at MauriceBroaddus.com.

This program has been made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities along with support from the Central Indiana Community Foundation.


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