However, I took a nap and forgot to wake up in time for the live stream. Unfortunately there isn't a replay yet but when there is one, I'll post it.
In the meantime, check out this virtual writing workshop called "Storytelling through a Speculative Lens," on Google Hangout. The workshop happened earlier this month and featured Due, her husband and fellow sci-fi Author Steven Barnes, Adrienne Maree Brown and Sheree Renée Thomas. What's great about this video is the insight from some of the best black sci-fi writers around about how they got into the business.
By the way, these live streams are courtesy of the "Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism," event, which happened April 16-17th on the prestigious grounds of Spelman University. According to the webpage for the two-day long forum, "Tananarive Due, William and Camille Hanks Cosby Chair in the Humanities at Spelman, the celebration will explore the intersection of Afrofuturism and social justice and lift up the legacy of the late science fiction writer Octavia Butler."
On a side not, the live streams are really great service, which university as well as other educational institutions are offering the larger community. I have some great lectures on my radar, which I hope to post in the next few weeks here on the blog. So be on the lookout.