March 19, 2006

FYI: The Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship

From the Black Looks blog:

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.

Also of note:

Weblog of the Carl Brandon Society, dedicated to improving the visibility of people of colour in the speculative genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, magical realism, etc. (moderated jointly by CBS Steering Committee members).

Posted by ronn at March 19, 2006 07:08 PM