Summer Season Science Fiction/ Visionary Fiction Reading Group
Mon, August 15 @ 5:00 PM - Mon, October 17 @ 6:30 PM
An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, October 10, 2022
An event every week that begins at 5:00 PM on Monday, repeating until Mon, September 26, 2022
“The use of imaginative fiction is to deepen your understanding of your world, and your fellow men, and your own feelings, and your destiny.”
“People who deny the existence of dragons are often eaten by dragons. From within.”
—The Language of the Night: Essays on Fantasy and Science Fiction by Ursula_K_Le_Guin
Summertime reading has a special place in our imaginative processes. This August and September, join us to read visionary fiction together, challenge our understandings, and explore how we can avoid getting eaten. The name visionary fiction derives from the legacy of Octavia Butler and others today sharing and learning from science fiction. We draw on this work to better envision social justice, a post-capitalist future, and paths to get there. This process works best together in a circle reading together.
Join us Monday, August 8 at 5 pm for the summer season of MEP’s Visionary Fiction reading group. We will choose what novel to read together that evening. We will read at a pace that suits the group and supplement with suggestions for short stories, related non-fiction, film, and more. Science fiction background pre-requisites? None.
Once you register, we will add you to our Slack channel for sharing suggested reading and select short stories. (If you can’t make it the 8th, do register, and let us know your thoughts and preferences.) For the first meeting, you might come prepared to share what you have read recently.
Mondays 5:00-6:30 pm, 8 weeks.