Event | Lectures and Symposia What Was, What Is, and What Will Be: A Cross-Genre Look at Afrofuturism

Date and Location

  • When: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

  • Where: James Madison Building - Mumford Room (LM649)

    101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540

Part of African American Heritage Month

For more information, please call (202) 707-2105. Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or ADA@loc.gov.

Author/playwright Tananarive Due, novelist N.K. Jemisin, and poet Airea D. Matthews will discuss the origins and extensions of Afrofuturism in a conversation moderated by Sheree Renée ThomasBook sales and signing to follow. Co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book.Presented in partnership with Folger Poetry and PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

Tickets are recommended for entry to this event. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Entry is not guaranteed. Latecomers will be seated at the discretion of house management.

Please request ADA accommodations at least five business days in advance by contacting (202) 707-6362 or ada@loc.gov.

This event will be recorded for future presentation as a webcast on the Library of Congress website.

Contact: (202) 707-5394