Read Smart Book Discussion: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Add to calendar 05/24/2022 14:00 05/24/2022 15:00 Read Smart Book Discussion: Parable of the Sower by Octavia E. Butler

Join us for a facilitated conversation about Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, which will be facilitated by Alexis Briggs, NC State Ph.D. student in Applied Social and Community Psychology.

Please register here for this event. Registrants will receive a Zoom link when they register, and in a reminder email.

About the book: When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions. (quoted from Octavia E. Butler website)

This highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from award-winning author Octavia E. Butler “pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid’s Tale” (John Green, New York Times)

Alexis Briggs is a third-year doctoral student in the Applied Social and Community Psychology program at NC State. She is an instructor, an avid reader, and a huge Octavia Butler fan.

Borrow a copy of Parable of the Sower from Wake County Public Libraries or read it as an ebook from NC State University Libraries.

About This Event

Join us for a facilitated conversation about Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower, which will be facilitated by Alexis Briggs, NC State Ph.D. student in Applied Social and Community Psychology.

Please register here for this event. Registrants will receive a Zoom link when they register, and in a reminder email.

About the book: When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others’ emotions. (quoted from Octavia E. Butler website)

This highly acclaimed post-apocalyptic novel of hope and terror from award-winning author Octavia E. Butler “pairs well with 1984 or The Handmaid’s Tale” (John Green, New York Times)

Alexis Briggs is a third-year doctoral student in the Applied Social and Community Psychology program at NC State. She is an instructor, an avid reader, and a huge Octavia Butler fan.

Borrow a copy of Parable of the Sower from Wake County Public Libraries or read it as an ebook from NC State University Libraries.

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Contact Information

Marian Fragola
919-513-3481

Admission

Free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

Accessibility

If you require a disability-related accommodation to participate in this event, such as live captioning, please contact Marian Fragola at marian_fragola@ncsu.edu or 919-513-3481 to arrange services. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs​.