Lynell George, Author

President's Series: Inspired by Octavia E. Butler - A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: Lynell George in conversation with William Deverell and Karla Nielsen

Date: 
Wed., Aug. 26, 2020
4 p.m.–5 p.m.
Category: 
Lectures
Location: 
Huntington Zoom event
Event Notes: 
Free with reservation
Add to Calendar 08/26/2020 04:00 PM 08/26/2020 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles President's Series: Inspired by Octavia E. Butler - A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: Lynell George in conversation with William Deverell and Karla Nielsen Visit page - https://www.huntington.org/lynell-george-conversation The Huntington - Huntington Zoom event
 

President's Series: Inspired by Octavia E. Butler
A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: Lynell George in conversation with William Deverell and Karla Nielsen

Writer Lynell George discusses her forthcoming book, A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler, and her experience in The Huntington archives, in conversation with William Deverell, director of the Huntington-USC Institute for California and the West and professor of history at USC, and Karla Nielsen, curator of literary collections at The Huntington. George is a Los Angeles-based journalist and essayist. She is the author of three books of nonfiction including After/Image: Los Angeles Outside the Frame. She began working in the Octavia E. Butler archive at The Huntington soon after it opened for research. Through the objects and documents in the archive, she came to know and identify with the renowned Black author who grew up not far from where George lives in Pasadena.

The event will be held online via Zoom. Zoom link will be sent to attendees in registration confirmation email.

Lynell George's  A Handful of Earth, A Handful of Sky: The World of Octavia E. Butler is available in the Huntington Store.