SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film
Presents a Virtual Panel Discussion with
authors from the
BLACK PANTHER: TALES OF WAKANDA ANTHOLOGY
Thursday, April 1, 6 PM (EST)
FREE TO THE PUBLIC
(Atlanta, Georgia), March 19, 2021 --- SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film in Atlanta, Georgia presents a Panel Discussion with authors from the
BLACK PANTHER: TALES OF WAKANDA ANTHOLOGY edited by Jesse J. Holland and published by Titan Books. The event will take place virtually on Thursday, April 1, at 3 pm (PST), 4 pm (MT), 5 pm (CST), and 6 pm (EST). SCAD creative writing professor Darby Sanders will moderate the panel discussion.
Award-winning authors Jesse J. Holland, Sheree Renée Thomas, and Glenn Parris — whose work is featured in the new anthology Black Panther: Tales of Wakanda, published by Titan Books and Marvel — share insight on science fiction, fantasy, Afrofuturism, and the enduring power of Wakanda. The panel discussion is presented on the occasion of the exhibition Ruth E. Carter: Afrofuturism in Costume Design, on view at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film through Sept. 12, 2021.
To register in advance for this free event, please go to https://cutt.ly/bz1Lcey. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About the Authors:
Jesse J. Holland is the author of The Black Panther: Who is the Black Panther? prose novel, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award in 2019. He is also the author of The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves Inside the White House, which was named as the 2017 silver medal award winner in U.S. History in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and one of the top history books of 2016 by Smithsonian.com. Jesse is also the author of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Finn's Story young adult novel, the nonfiction book Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History in and Around Washington, D.C., and is one of the co-creators of the late, lamented comic strip, Hippie and the Black Guy. He is currently the Saturday host for C-SPAN Washington Journal as well as an assistant professor of Media & Public Affairs at The George Washington University. He is a former Race & Ethnicity writer for The Associated Press, as well as a former White House, Supreme Court, and Congressional reporter. Jesse was awarded a doctorate of humane letters from Lemoyne-Owen College in 2018. You can see more at his website, www.jessejholland.com.
Glenn Parris is an author who works across genres, including medical mystery, Afrofuturistic science fiction, and historical fiction. The Renaissance of Aspirin, his debut novel, which garnered rave reviews, and paranormal fantasy, Unbitten: A Vampire Dream, have been adapted to screenplays. His short story, "The Tooth Fairies, Quest for Tearhaven," heads up the anthology Where the Veil is Thin. A self-described sci- nerd, he brings his perspective as a physician to his work. Parris' speculative science fiction novel, Dragon's Heir, The Archeologist's Tale, an allegory of culture, caste, and imperialism, is scheduled for publication by Outland Entertainment this spring. As a board certified rheumatologist, Parris has practiced medicine in the Atlanta area for over thirty years. Check out his website at www.glennparris.com.
Sheree Renée Thomas is the author of Nine Bar Blues: Stories from an Ancient Future (Third Man Books, 2020) and is the two-time World Fantasy Award-winning editor of the landmark Black speculative fiction anthologies, Dark Matter. She is the Editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, founded in 1949, and the Associate Editor of Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora, founded in 1975. Sheree co-edited Trouble the Waters: Tales of the Deep Blue (forthcoming in 2021 from Third Man Books) and is a co-curator of Curating the End of the World: Red Spring on Google's Culture Institute platform. Thomas is honored to guest edit Heirloom: Preserving HBCU Futures, a special volume of Obsidian scheduled for Fall 2021, and is at work on other exciting projects to be announced. www.shereereneethomas.com