UCR Creative Writing Lecture by Author Sheree R Thomas, Editor of Dark Matter: a Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora

UCR Department of Creative Writing presents

Author Sheree R Thomas
Editor of Dark Matter: a Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora

Coordinated by Nalo Hopkinson

Thomas, a guiding light in Afrofuturist literary arts, will read from her work and discuss her career as an award-winning author and prolific editor.

November 4, 2019
Monday,  2:00-4:00 pm
CHASS Interdisciplinary Building, South - Round Lab, INTS 1111
Free and open to the campus
Reception to follow immediately afterwards

Sheree Renée Thomas, fiction author, poet, and editor, is inspired by myth, folklore, natural science, conjure, her Memphis roots, and the genius culture of the Mississippi Delta. Her books include Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (2016 Otherwise (Tiptree) Award longlist), and Shotgun Lullabies, a “revelatory work, like Jean Toomer’s Cane.” She has been awarded fellowships from Bread Loaf Environmental, Cave Canem Foundation, Ledig House, and the Millay Arts Colony. She edited the award-winning Afrofuturist volumes Dark Matter 1&2, and is Associate Editor of the peer-reviewed journal, "Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora" (Illinois State University). She is co-editor of Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue (Rosarium 2020), and founding editor of "Mojo: Journal of Black Speculative Arts." Her new fiction is Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, April 2020.)

Information: (951) 827-3245   naloh@ucr.edu

Support for this event was provided by the CHASS Dean's Office, Speculative Fiction and Cultures of Science, Departments t of English, Media and Cultural Studies.

Monday, November 4, 2019 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

CHASS Interdisciplinary South, Round Lab, INTS 1111

Event Type

Arts, Lectures & Presentations


Faculty & Staff, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Transfer Students

Creative Writing
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