It’s here! The final day of the eReader drawing to support the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund. Less than 12 hours to buy tickets and win a Barnes & Noble Nook, a Kobo Wireless Reader, or an Alex eReader. And, of course, there’s still an autographed Dark Matter up for grabs.
…what the Octavia E. Butler Scholarship [meant] to me… it meant everything.…I deeply value my Clarion a-ha moments, but realistically speaking, I might have been willing to take out a loan for Clarion.It was having that trust while I was there, and after. And needing to live up to it.That gave me both the cluebat that I should stand for things I care about, and the confidence to do so when it scared the shit out of me. …The scholarship, and Butler’s writing, both helped me become someone other than the sit down and shut up outsider.…the POC at the last few Clarions have knocked my socks off, and the Butler scholarship helps some of us become people who’ll knock your socks off.