Our glorious 2018 Octavia E. Butler Scholar at Clarion West

On Friday, July 27, Nisi Shawl presented Dennis Staples with the Owl Pendant honoring his status as our Octavia E. Butler Scholar attending Clarion West’s 2018 Six-Week Workshop session.  As she has done since the award’s inception, Laurie Toby Edison provided a beautiful silver pendant cast from a design Octavia commissioned.  The accompanying photos show Nisi approaching Dennis, struggling with the clasp, and applauding his heartfelt speech of thanks, followed by a shot of him being mobbed by his classmates and well-wishers.  Thank you to everyone who made these moments possible.  Long live Octavia and her brood!


(P.S.: And a huge bundle of thanks to Yang-Yang Wang for providing these photos.)