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Feminism in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Photograph of Nalo HopkinsonUNCG’s Women and Gender Studies department, as part of its Dylan Rose Kadis and Eloise Hall Kadis Women’s Lecture Series, will host “We’re Here Too: Feminism in Science Fiction and Fantasy,” a presentation by Nalo Hopkinson.

Born in Jamaica and residing in Riverside, California, Hopkinson’s nine novels (including “Brown Girl in the Ring: and “Midnight Robber”) draw from Caribbean history and tradition, feminism, and social and cultural issues. Her writing has won a variety of accolades, including the World Fantasy Award and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. In addition to her writing, she has edited several anthologies and teaches creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Hopkinson will be discussing the science fiction and fantasy community’s reputation as a boy’s club, and the writing of women and other minorities that that attitude marginalizes. She will also talk about her personal experiences living and writing as a woman of color.

The presentation will be Wednesday, September 26, at 4 p.m. in the EUC Auditorium, with a reception to follow. Entry is free.