Black Speculative Fiction Month with Dhonielle Clayton: A Part of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series

Black Speculative Fiction Month with Dhonielle Clayton

A Part of the John Oliver Killens Reading Series


Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
Edison O. Jackson Auditorium
1638 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225

This event is free and open to the public.


The Center for Black Literature celebrates Black Speculative Fiction Month with Dhonielle Clayton, author of  The Belles and coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series.

This event is sponsored by the Amazon Literary Partnership.


About the Author:

Dhonielle Clayton is the author of New York Times best seller The Belles (Freeform, 2018) and coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series (HarperTeen, 2016). She grew up in the Washington, D.C., suburbs on the Maryland side but makes her home in New York City. A former teacher and middle school librarian, Dhonielle is cofounder of CAKE Literary, a lit development company, and COO of the nonprofit We Need Diverse Books.





Directions to Medgar Evers College, CUNY:

Subway: 2/3/4/5 trains to Franklin Ave. Station

B49 bus to Bedford Ave. at Carroll Street

Mission of the State of Black Science Fiction:

The State of Black Science Fiction – SOBSF – is dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, fiction, film, comic books, cosplay, and related popular art-forms, by and about people of African descent, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of black speculative works to art, culture and social justice.

Find this group on Facebook

Main Chapter- Atlanta, GA

Founding Members: Milton Davis and Balogun Ojetade

New York Chapter – Brooklyn, NY

Founding Members: Marc Abbott, Kirk A. Johnson, M. Kayana Lewis, and Steven Van Patten