Tomorrow marks the start of Envisioning Other Futures, the Other Futures science fiction workshop.
Out of the applicants, we’ve selected 12 participants to take part in this first edition. It feels like a beginning, like a promise of things to come. I look forward to the workshop, to working together with, and to seeing what our participants will bring into the world.
The announcement with the names of the participants is here.
In preparation for this workshop, I’ve been digging back through my notes. Rereading Octavia Butler’s works–Furor Scribendi, Earthseed, Speech Sounds, Bloodchild.
Reading Octavia’s Earthseed, I find myself going back to that refrain:
All that you touch
All that you change
The only lasting truth
I’m holding onto these words and I am remembering.