A couple of years ago, I got the notion to develop a program that would inspire Black youth to read Science Fiction and Fantasy and teach them to write it well. I knew Black children would only respond positively to such a symposium if they saw themselves as the heroes and sheroes. I also knew I had the perfect team of authors and artists to give them such images.
I presented the idea to the State of Black Science Fiction – a collective of authors, artists and filmmakers who create speculative works for and about Black people – and the Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Youth Symposium was born.
April 26, 2014 marked the day of the 2nd Black Science Fiction and Fantasy Youth Symposium, which we did in partnership with the Wren’s Nest.
After a Blacktastic day of African drill performances; readings of our current works…
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