Join us for an evening with Octavia’s Brood at Shoreline Community College, Wed., May 18

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Join us on Wed., May 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Campus Theater for an evening focused on Octavia’s Brood, this year’s campus Community Read book. Octavia’s Brood is an anthology of 
science fiction stories from social justice movements co-edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown. Join the editors and contributing writer, Gabriel Teodros, in a conversation around radical science fiction and organizing. All students, staff, and community members are welcome to engage in this FREE event. 

Tell students about the Visionary Science Fiction Writing contest!

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The English Department, in association with student government, is sponsoring a writing contest inspired by Octavia’s Brood, our Community Read book this year. Open to Shoreline Community College students, we’re soliciting submissions of stories in the genre of visionary science fiction. There will be prizes in two categories—short-short story (300-900 words) and short story (900-3,000 words). Please see the flyer above for more details, and tell your students!

Community Read of Octavia’s Brood, Wed., Jan. 27

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Join us Wed., Jan. 26 at 12:40 p.m. for our second meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood. We’ll meet weekly on Wednesdays in the PUB 9208 from 12:40-1:40 p.m.

This week we’ll be discussing the stories: Evidence, Black Angel, and The Long Memory.

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:
Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

The entire campus community is invited to read and discuss the stories inside Octavia’s Brood during winter quarter. Students will be able to receive a FREE copy of the book after signing up!

You can explore the book, its message and its authors at the library’s learning guide here.

You can find more information and a link to sign up on the SLC web page and you can also sign up to join the read here.

The Community Read of Octavia’s Brood is kicking off with its first meeting, Wed., Jan. 20

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Join us Wed., Jan. 20 at 12:30 p.m. for the first meeting of the Community Read of Octavia’s Brood. We’ll meet weekly on Wednesdays in the PUB 9208 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Don’t know what Community Read is? Read on:

Each year a new book is selected for our Community Book Read. Together we share our impressions and ideas. Weekly analyses of the text are led by a variety of college volunteers, bringing with them their unique backgrounds, expertise and perspectives. This keeps the discussion fresh, lively and relevant.

This year’s book is Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements. Octavia’s Brood is a collection of social justice-themed science fiction stories that feature things like time travel, shape shifting, dystopian worlds, re-imaginings of “model minorities” and the possibilities of using visionary fiction to develop new ideas of future worlds. The works are inspired by the writings of Octavia Butler, an award-winning science fiction writer (Kindred, Parable of the Sower, and Lilith’s Brood) who lived in Lake Forest Park before her death in 2006.

The entire campus community is invited to read and discuss the stories inside Octavia’s Brood during winter quarter. Students will be able to receive a FREE copy of the book after signing up!

You can explore the book, its message and its authors at the library’s learning guide here.

You can find more information and a link to sign up on the SLC web page and you can also sign up to join the read here.

Community Read in the PUB Quiet Dining Room, Feb. 25

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Get ready for another installment of the Community Read of “Coming of Age in Mississippi.”

The discussion on Feb. 25 from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. will cover chapters 18-22.

This event is free and open to the general public: please come and explore connections between the historical events that surrounded Anne Moody’s novel, “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” and the compelling issues we still face today around race, injustice and discrimination both locally and globally. We’ll look at activism, then and now, as Shoreline commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Bill and celebrates the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King.