Just got my newsletter from the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA (near Pasadena, Octavia's old stomping-grounds). It turns out that on Feb. 28, 2007 they're doing a free public lecture about her work!
Octavia Butler’s Legacy
The Martin Ridge Lecture
Feb. 28 (Wednesday) 7:30 p.m.
The late author Octavia Butler left her readers invaluable gifts, not the least of which were her acclaimed science fiction novels. Sandra Govan, professor of English at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, will discuss Butler’s life and work in a lecture titled “Gifts, Directives, and Gothic Trips: The Legacy of Octavia Butler.” Free. Friends’ Hall.
More info on the Huntington Library is here.
Plus a blurb on Professor Govan here.
Give a shout if any of you think you can make it out, would love to meet you there!