>Octavia Butler Tribute Fundraiser
>For more information, contact Claire Light at seelight44 (at) yahoo (dot)
>Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007, 5 to 7 PM
>What: A fundraiser reading to benefit the Octavia E. Butler Memorial
>Featuring: Nalo Hopkinson, Susie Bright, Jewelle Gomez, Jennifer de Guzman,
>Guillermo Gomez-Pe?a and Marta Acosta
>Where: The Starry Plough, 3101 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA, 510-841-2082,
>Admission: $5 to $20 sliding scale
>Why: The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship will enable writers of color
>to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops, where Octavia got her start.
>It is meant to cement Octavia's legacy by providing the same
>experience/opportunity that Octavia had to future generations of new writers
>of color. In addition to her stint as a student at the original Clarion
>Writers Workshop in Pennsylvania in 1970, Octavia taught several times for
>Clarion West in Seattle, Washington, and Clarion in East Lansing, Michigan,
>giving generously of her time to a cause she believed in.