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Boston Citywide Read: The Parable of the Sower

New Roots Church, the Boston Public Library, and ArtsEmerson have invited the city of Boston to participate in a Citywide Read of The Parable of the Sower in the winter of 2020. This science fiction novel by Nebula and Hugo Award winning author and MacArthur Fellowship recipient Octavia E. Butler tells the story of Lauren Oya Olamina, a young, black woman living in a dystopian near-future suburb of Los Angeles whose hyperempathy condition inspires a revolutionary spiritual insight to reclaim a common sense of humanity among the stars. The goal of a citywide read of this timely work is to deepen conversations about climate change, wealth inequality, our shared humanity, and the beliefs that shape society. The book is widely available in print and digital formats both in the original text by Butler and in a newly released graphic novel form by Damian Duffy and John Jennings. Marsh Chapel takes up this invitation on the Boston University campus by hosting two book groups to discuss The Parable of the Sower: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Wednesday, March 4, 2020 12:00-1:30p.m. Thurman Room at Marsh Chapel (lower level) Please bring your lunch. Coffee, tea, and dessert will be provided.

When 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Thursday, February 13, 2020
Building Marsh Chapel, 735 Commonwealth Avenue
Room Thurman Room
Contact Name Brother Larry Whitney
Phone 617-358-3392
Contact Email lwhitney@bu.edu
Contact Organization Marsh Chapel
Fees Free
Open To Students faculty staff