Alien Encounters Atlanta 2013

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Now in it’s 5th year, Alien Encounters is a celebration of Black Speculative Fiction presented by the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History

The Animated Life of Floyd Norman

Author’s Discussion and Book Signing

Wednesday, October 23. 7:00 p.m. As a part of Alien Encounters Atlanta 2013, and in collaboration with The Wren’s Nest, Emory University and Morehouse College, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host legendary animator, Floyd Norman, who will discuss his nearly fifty year career as an animator at Walt Disney Studios and his work with Pixar Animation Studios. This event will also focus on Mr. Norman’s lifelong commitment to cultural diversity as an African American animation artist, his role as co-founder of the AfroKids Animation Studio, and his contributions to the animated classics Sleeping Beauty, Toy Story 2, and the original Hey! Hey! Hey! It’s Fat Albert television special. This community discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Stephane Dunn, Co-Director of the Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies Program at Morehouse College. Copies of Animated Life: A Lifetime of Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Stories from an Animation Legend will be available for purchase.

Ancient, Ancient: Short Fiction Stories

Author’s Discussion and Book Signing

Thursday, October 24. 7:00 p.m. As a part of Alien Encounters Atlanta 2013, and in collaboration with Charis Books and More and Afrekete, Spelman College’s LBGTQ Student Organization, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host acclaimed Speculative Fiction author and Spelman College alumnus Kiini Ibura Salaam, who will discuss her collection of short fiction stories Ancient, Ancient. Winner of the 2012 James Tiptree Jr. Award, these compelling stories introduce readers to alternate worlds, built around magical realism and fantasy.

 

Dark and Stormy: Horror Fiction on the Black Hand Side
Community Discussion
Saturday, October 26. 6:00 p.m.
As part of Alien Encounters Atlanta 2013, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Dark and Stormy: Horror Fiction on the Black Hand Side. This community discussion, created by authors of African descent, will highlight horror fiction and dark fantasy genres, with a distinct black point of view and cultural references.

 

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