The Pasadena Consolidated Middle School, named after Octavia E. Butler, followed in her footsteps at its annual science fiction fair last week, transporting visitors to “a world that makes more sense than this.” rice field.
Octavia E. Butler (OEB) Magnet Library Science Fiction Festival includes telescopes, astrophysicists, time machines, fantasy fiction, flower pounding, robotics, sculptures, artwork, essays, giveaways, and all things sci-fi was
According to organizers, the event is a sci-fi extravaganza to honor the school’s namesake, a prominent writer who began writing science fiction as a student at the school, then known as Washington Middle School. was.
“We seek to expose children to the ways in which fiction, art, and creativity are closely linked to science. Speculative science fuels real science, and real science feeds writers. It inspires us to create stories that we can all enjoy,” said Organizer/OEB Librarian Natalie Dailey. “I was very impressed with the work of the students this year. Some students are doing graphic fiction, which requires a lot of talent because it tells a story visually and uses words. “
All students were asked to create a work of science fiction (a story, poem, or a work of art), but were not required to enter the competition. Kids could also win goodie bags and pick out free books by completing her three missions at the event.
“I think this sci-fi festival is amazing! I love science fiction. I love Octavia Butler. I love her work. I love you,” yelled 7th grader Brooklyn Roffman.
The Octavia E. Butler Library Science Fiction Festival is an annual community-wide event made possible with the help of sponsors and educational partners such as Young & Healthy, Access Books, Pacific Oaks College, Pasadena Education Foundation and Day doing. One, Octavia’s bookshelf, and a few others