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.
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. Read More
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! Read More
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. Read More
Join us on Twitter for the next Black Sci-Fi Book Club from 6:30-8:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 29! We’ll be discussing Nicole Givens Kurtz’ “Death’s Harvest” in the anthology Street Magick: Tales of Urban Fantasy. Click here to read the story and use the hashtag #blackscifibookclub to give your thoughts!
We’re back again with another installment of “Projects I’m Supporting”! Up this time: 23-16-9: A Short Film, Niobe: She Is Death, Kamikaze: Volume 2/Soundbox, and the Patreon campaigns of Mikki Kendall and K. Tempest Bradford. Read More
On June 27, author Zig Zag Claybourne will join Midwest BSFA on Twitter for the bi-monthly #blackscibookclub discussion of his story, “Revolver.” We asked him about his background, his love of writing and his upcoming projects. Read More