The University of Iowa
Monday, March 4, 2019, 1:30pm to 2:30pm
University of Iowa Main Library , TILE Classroom 1140
125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

Join us for a Q&A session with speculative fiction author and editor, Sheree Renée Thomas. The Q&A will be held March 4th, 2019 in Main Library TILE Classroom 1140. The event will run from 1:30 – 2:30 PM.

"Sheree Renée Thomas is the author of Sleeping Under the Tree of Life (Aqueduct Press, named on the 2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Award “Worthy” List and honored with a Publishers Weekly Starred Review) and Shotgun Lullabies: Stories & Poems. She is the editor of the groundbreaking anthologies, Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (winner of the 2001 World Fantasy Award) and Dark Matter: Reading the Bones (winner of the 2005 World Fantasy Award).

Her speculative stories and poems also appear in Apex Magazine, Harvard's Transition, Smith's Meridians, NYU's Black Renaissance Noire, Callaloo, ESSENCE, So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mythic Delirium, Strange Horizons, Revise the Psalm: Writers Celebrate the Work of Gwendolyn Brooks, The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Specualtive Poetry, An Alphabet of Embers: An Anthology of Unclassiafiables, Jalada Afrofuture(s), Afrofuturo(s), Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delaney, Inks Crawl, Memphis Noir, Mojo Rising: Contemporary Writers, and the black women's horror anthology, Sycorax's Daughters.

Her work has been translated in French, Urdu, and Spanish and her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times and other publications. Based in Memphis, Tennessee, Thomas is the Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature in the African Diaspora." - Apex Magazine 

Thomas’ visit is brought to you through a collaboration between The University of Iowa Libraries, The University of Iowa Afro-American Cultural Center, and The Center for Afrofuturist Studies @PS1. Thomas’ visit is supported by a 2019 Theme Semester Grant.

Prior to Thomas’ March 4th Q&A, drop by the Imagining Future Histories: Black Speculative Fiction display currently up near the Main Library Service Desk. One portion of the display contains titles that inspire Thomas and her work

Thomas will also be part of the ‘Black Women Are The Future,’ panel conversation on March 3rd, 2019 at Iowa City Public Library, hosted by The Center for Afrofuturist Studies and Public Space One. More information, here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2027984737255757/

More about Thomas from her website: https://shereereneethomas.wordpress.com/about/

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Katie Hassman in advance at (319) 335-5945 or katie-hassman@uiowa.edu

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Katie Hassman in advance at 319-335-5945 or katie-hassman@uiowa.edu.