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Art McGee <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 7 Apr 2004 23:23:11 -0700
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Festival Announcement

Black to the Future:
A Black Science Fiction Festival
June 11-13, 2004
Seattle, Washington, USA

Black to the Future is a 3-day multidisciplinary festival
featuring some of the nation's most accomplished science
fiction novelists and essayists including Octavia Butler,
Tananarive Due, Steven Barnes, and Walter Mosley. For three
days, we will celebrate the remarkable accomplishments black
artists have made to speculative fiction through engaging
and exciting programs including:

* A mini Black Science Fiction Film Festival
* Performing arts events
* Panels, readings, and book signings
* A Black Science Fiction Book Fair

"Black to the Future will provide a welcome networking
opportunity for writers who are currently published, but it
would electrify young writers and fans, black and white, who
have never considered the degree to which writers of color
have been a part of this field," said science fiction/
fantasy writer Tananarive Due. This festival, the first
of its kind, will explore the black aesthetic in not only
literature, but also in film, music, and other forms of
creative expression.

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If you are a representative of a Seattle area business
and would like to be a sponsor of this event, write to
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Presenting Sponsors: The National Endowment for the Arts,
Allen Foundation for the Arts and the Cultural Development
Authority of King County.