Join us on Twitter for the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Oct. 31! We’ll be discussing Maurice Broaddus’ “At the Village Vanguard (Ruminations on Blacktopia),” which was posted on the website of Mothership Zeta digtial magazine earlier this year. Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub to give your thoughts!
Check Out Midwest BSFA at Hero Nation on Sept. 9!
Want to get into steampunk but not sure where to start? Aiesha of Midwest Black Speculative Fiction Alliance will discuss the film short Steamfunk and Rococoa: A Black Victorian Fantasy (steampunk as it pertains to people of color) and lead a steampunk character building workshop at the Hero Nation event in Ypslanti, Mich., next month! Hero Nation-Ypslanti, Sept. 9, 1-6 p.m., Parkridge Community Center, 591 Armstrong Dr., Ypsilanti, MI 48197, www.heronationypsi.com.
Queen City Black Comix Day Alum Wins Fellowship
QCBCD alum Zakiyya Ashe won the national competition for the 2017-2018 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship prize of $30,000! Starting this month, her year-long project, “Hidden Minorities: Connection through Animation and Graphic Novels,” will take her through Australia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, and France. We recently talked to the Berea College grad about her project and what she hopes to accomplish. Continue reading “Queen City Black Comix Day Alum Wins Fellowship”
Interview with Author Nicole Givens Kurtz
We recently interviewed author Nicole Givens Kurtz, whose short story “Death’s Harvest” will be the feature for this month’s #blackscifibookclub on Aug. 29! Continue reading “Interview with Author Nicole Givens Kurtz”
Interview with Pearl Rain’s Jumai Yusuf
Midwest BSFA recently talked to filmmaker and Harvard grad Jumai Yusuf about her short film Pearl Rain, which will be featured at MECCACon International Film Festival in September and October. Continue reading “Interview with Pearl Rain’s Jumai Yusuf”