Author Archives: Ayana Jamieson


Posted on Jun. 22, 2017 by Ayana Jamieson
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The papers of award-winning science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) came to The Huntington in 2008. By the time the collection had been processed and cataloged, more than 40 scholars had...
Posted on Jun. 10, 2016 by Ayana Jamieson
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When it came to finding the confidence to publish her writing, science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler (1947–2006) could count on herself for a pep talk. “I shall be a bestselling writer,” she...
Posted on Jun. 22, 2015 by Ayana Jamieson
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The Huntington’s Education staff recently formed a partnership with WriteGirl, a Los Angeles–based creative writing and mentoring organization...

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Jun. 9, 2021 by Natalie Russell
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Born in Dublin and named for Irish folk heroes, Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854–1900) became a cultural hero in his own right ...
Jun. 2, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Offerings of fruit, rice cakes, fish, and wine; humble gifts of pine sprigs; scatterings of salt; rhythmic chants; and a taiko drum’s deep resonant tones soaring skyward to invoke the spirits. These...
May. 5, 2021 by Lisa Blackburn
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Experts on nomenclature—from Madison Avenue marketing executives to the parents of newborn babies—have long believed that choosing the right name can make all the difference ...

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