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Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories

Start
April 8
End
August 7
Cost
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Site
http://huntington.org/octaviabutler/

The first exhibition to examine the life and work of celebrated author Octavia E. Butler (1947-2006) since her archive came to The Huntington in 2008, Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories, features approximately 100 items–from her very first short stories, written at age 12, to book contracts, extensive drafts, and correspondence. Together they shed light on the writer’s early years and influences, as well as explore specific themes that repeatedly commanded her attention. The first science fiction writer to receive a prestigious MacArthur “genius” award and the first African American woman to win widespread recognition writing in that genre, Butler found the road to success slow at first. The exhibition features a page of motivational notes in which she writes, “I am a Bestselling Writer. I write Bestselling Books . . . So Be It! See To It.”
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Monday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden
1151 Oxford Road
San Marino, CA United States
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Phone:
626.405.2100
Website:
huntington.org

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