Interview with Jennie Wright of The Sankofa Experience

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The Sankofa Experience kicks off at People’s Liberty in Over-the-Rhine next month. The first half of the programming – Feb. 2-24 – explores the Harlem Renaissance while the second half – March 7-24 – explores the dawn of the age of hip hop. We recently talked to Jennie Wright, Chief Imagination Officer of The Sankofa Experience, about how she and her crew tie speculative fiction, African-American history and the Afrofantastic together for this imaginative programming. Continue reading “Interview with Jennie Wright of The Sankofa Experience”

Zig Zag Claybourne Joins Midwest BSFA for the Next #BlackSciFiBookClub on June 27

13962537_10207981554191372_6432976858956866185_nOn 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. Continue reading “Zig Zag Claybourne Joins Midwest BSFA for the Next #BlackSciFiBookClub on June 27”

Interview with Author/Filmmaker Ytasha Womack

Ytasha-WomackYtasha Womack, author of Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi & Fantasy Culture as well as the science-fiction novel Rayla 2212, put her Afrofuturism-themed film Bar Star City into production last fall. The film looks at love, deception, memory and alienation among a group of bar regulars in Chicago. Midwest BSFA talked to Womack about her film, Afrofuturism, and being a black female creative in the ever-changing genre of sci-fi. Continue reading “Interview with Author/Filmmaker Ytasha Womack”