Alien Encounters: Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color

Alien Encounters at Auburn Avenue
Alien Encounters at the Auburn Avenue Research Library

Atlanta – The Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, with the Black Science Fiction Society, Hammonds House Museum and Written Magazine, present the four-day event Alien Encounters: Speculative and Imaginative Fiction by Writers of Color, from Thursday, September 2 to Sunday, September 5. This program is free and open to the public.
Thursday, September 2, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Worlds Out of Words: The Evolution of Black Science Fiction Writers

Featuring special guest Dr. Phyllis Briggs-Emanuel

Location: Hammonds House Museum Garden, 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta 30310


Friday, September 3, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Alien Encounters: Black SciFi of the Diaspora


Saturday, September 4, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Color Me Black: Exploring the Presence of the Africana Culture in Comic Books, Graphic Novels and Animation


Sunday, September 5, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Imagery of the Black Man in Comic Books –

A Film Screening of BEYOND: Black Masculinity in Comic Books

For more information, call 404-730-4001 ext. 303.

About BFC/A

The Black Film Center/Archive at Indiana University was established in 1981 as the first archival repository dedicated to collecting, preserving, and making available historically and culturally significant films by and about black people. The BFC/A's primary objectives are to promote scholarship on black film and to serve as an open resource for scholars, researchers, students, and the general public; to encourage creative film activity by independent black filmmakers; and to undertake and support research on the history, impact, theory, and aesthetics of black film traditions. View all posts by BFC/A

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