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Contemporary Conversations with bestselling author Sheree Renée Thomas

Afrofuturism and Diversity in Sci-Fi

2023-02-23 19:00:00 2023-02-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Contemporary Conversations with bestselling author Sheree Renée Thomas This program is offered in-person and via live streaming. There are two different registration venues to attend in-person or live streaming. Check information in the description before registering. Rockville Memorial Library -

Thursday, February 23
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-02-23 19:00:00 2023-02-23 20:00:00 America/New_York Contemporary Conversations with bestselling author Sheree Renée Thomas This program is offered in-person and via live streaming. There are two different registration venues to attend in-person or live streaming. Check information in the description before registering. Rockville Memorial Library -

This program is offered in-person and via live streaming. There are two different registration venues to attend in-person or live streaming. Check information in the description before registering.

New York Times bestselling, two-time World Fantasy Award-winning author and editor Sheree Renée Thomas will talk about Afrofuturism & Diversity in Sci-Fi, in celebration of Black History Month.

Thomas has been a 2022 Hugo Award Finalist, her collection, Nine Bar Blues, is a Locus, Igynte, and World Fantasy Finalist. She edited the groundbreaking Dark Matter anthologies that introduced a century of Black speculative fiction, including W.E.B. Du Bois's science fiction stories. Thomas wrote Marvel’s Black Panther: Panther’s Rage novel (Oct ’22), adapted from the legendary comics, collaborated with Janelle Monáe on The Memory Librarian, and is the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949 and Obsidian, founded in 1975. In 2022 she co-curated Carnegie Hall's historic, citywide Afrofuturism Festival. 

The program will take place at the Rockville Memorial Library and it will also be offered via live streaming.

For registration to attend the program in-person at the Rockville Memorial Library, please click the REGISTER button and register there. Seating is limited.

For registration to attend the program via live streaming from anywhere, please fill out this form - https://bit.ly/MCPLLiveStreamingSheree

Registrants for both in-person and via live streaming venues will receive further information as the date for the program approaches.

This Contemporary Conversations program is sponsored by Friends of the Library Montgomery County (FOLMC) and the Literacy Council of Montgomery County (LCMC).

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People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing should request English-language captioning or sign-language interpretation at least five days before the library-sponsored program they plan to attend. Contact the Assistant Facilities and Accessibility Program Manager at 240-777-0002 with all other accommodation requests.

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