Black Speculative Fiction Month Starts Oct. 1

This month, our writer and artist friends are hitting the streets of Ohio in support of their projects. Here’s where you can find them:

Author/playwright Roger Collins will be signing copies of his debut novel Cities of Glass at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.

Comic book writer Aziza The Graphic Novelist will be selling print copies of her webcomics The Kaaiman’s Cry and Locket of Devise on Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at Cartoon Crossroads Columbus at the Columbus Metropolitan Library. You can also catch her at Zinecinnati 2022 on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center in Clifton.

Musician/artist (and Midwest BSFA member) Napoleon Maddox presents L’ouverture de Toussaint, featuring the Burnt Sugar Arkestra, during the annual UnderWorld Black Arts Festival on Sunday, Oct. 23, at the Woodward Theater in Over-the-Rhine.

Happy Black Speculative Fiction Month!

October is Black Speculative Fiction Month and we at Midwest BSFA would love to know what you are doing to celebrate Black creators who work in the genres under the umbrella of speculative fiction! Have you read P. Djeli Clark‘s Ring Shout or The Black God’s Drums? Have you listened to Tonia Ransom’s horror podcast NIGHTLIGHT? Have you picked up a copy of FIYAH Literary Magazine? There are so many people and projects to support! What are you waiting on? Click here to read about BSFM from one of its founders.

Read an Excerpt from The Brothers Jetstream: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe

tbj afro puffsIn honor of Black Speculative Fiction Month, the homie Zig Zag Claybourne of Obsidian Sky Books and the website Write On, Right On, is giving us a sneak peek at some of his next book, The Brothers Jetstream: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe, the follow up to his 2015 novel The Brothers Jetstream: Leviathan. Continue reading “Read an Excerpt from The Brothers Jetstream: Afro Puffs Are the Antennae of the Universe”

Midwest BSFA Celebrates Black Speculative Fiction Month!

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Black Speculative Fiction Month is right around the corner and we can’t wait to share all of our recommendations with you! Be on the lookout for interviews with filmmaker Melody Cooper, author Charlie J. Askew and Tonia Thompson of the Nightlight podcast as well as reviews of Jamila Rowser’s Wobbledy 3000, Tee Franklin’s Jook Joint as well as info on our Black Speculative Fiction Shorts event on Oct. 28! October will be LIT! (As in “literature”…get it?…OK, I’ll show myself out.)