Celebrate black culture in the world of Science Fiction and Fantasy with Ytasha L. Womack and Bill Campbell. The authors visit the Main Library to share an introduction to Afrofuturism Thursday, July 10 at 6:30 pm.
Bill Campbell is a native of Pittsburgh and an alumnus of Northwestern University. He is the author of Sunshine Patriots, a semi-satirical, military science fiction novel, Koontown Killing Kaper, his incendiary hip-hop satire, Mothership: Tales from Afro-Futurism and Beyond, a speculative fiction anthology. Bill lives in Washington, DC, where he has worked as a music critic, currently works for a company that produces books for the blind for the Library of Congress, and hosts a weekly podcast. Follow Bill on Twitter.
Ytasaha L. Womack is an author, filmmaker, dancer and futurist. Her book Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci Fi and Fantasy explores black sci fi culture, bleeks, black comix, and the legacy of futurism. She is author of the critically acclaimed book Post Black: How a New Generation is Redefining African American Identity and coeditor of the hip hop anthology Beats, Rhyme & Life: What We Love and Hate About Hip Hop.
Ytasha is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University and studied media management at Columbia College in Chicago. She resides in the Windy City. Learn more on her website.
Afri-Ware Books, a bookshop and community event center specializing in subject areas that interest or impact people of African ancestry, will sell copies of the author's works.