Feminism + SciFi Forum

Please join us for the LAUNCH of the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity & Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction's Feminism+SciFi Forum featuring a reading and signing of THE DREAM-QUEST OF VELLITT BOE by KIJ JOHNSON!

Kij Johnson is a winner of science fiction's greatest awards: the Hugo, the Nebula, and the World Fantasy Award. She teaches writing at the University of Kansas and is the associate director for the James Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction.

This semester, we will read and discuss Johnson's novella as well as selections from OCTAVIA'S BROOD: SCIENCE FICTION STORIES FROM SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS, edited by Walidah Imarisha and adrienne maree brown.

KU BOOKSTORES will have copies of DREAM-QUEST and OCTAVIA'S BROOD in stock and available for purchase. 



Please remember to SAVE THE DATES for forthcoming F+SFF events:

Tuesday, 9/19, F+SFF: Forum Launch with Kij Johnson
6:00-7:30pm, Jayhawk Ink Lounge

Monday, 10/23, F+SFF: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe
​5:30-7pm, Jayhawk Ink Lounge

Monday, 11/20, F+SFF: Octavia's Brood
5:30-7pm, Jayhawk Ink Lounge

co-sponsored by the KU Bookstore and Lawrence Public Library.

If you have a disability and you wish to request accommodations for this event, please contact the KU Office of Disability Resources as soon as possible. They provide accommodation and services to all students who are eligible. Their office is located in 22 Strong Hall; their phone number is 785-864-2620 (V/TTY). Contact must be made at least 5 business days before the event to insure accommodation can be provided.


Feminism and Sci Fi. Abstract photo with lots of color. Photo of bok cover of Octavia's Brood.


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