Memory Librarian and Other Stories
- 10:00 am - 10:50 am
- | Location of Session: SABF Virtual Tent
- Adult Sessions
- Start of Signing: N/A
- | Signing Location: N/A
About the Event
In The Memory Librarian: And Other Stories of Dirty Computer, worldwide superstar Janelle Monáe and an esteemed cohort of collaborating writers bring to the written page the Afrofuturistic world of her critically acclaimed album, Dirty Computer. These stories explore how different threads of liberation — queerness, race, gender plurality, and love—become tangled with future possibilities of memory and time in such a totalitarian landscape and what the costs might be when trying to unravel and weave them into freedoms. Alaya Dawn Johnson, Yohanca Delgado, Dr. Eve L. Ewing, Danny Lore, and Sheree Reneé Thomas read excerpts from their stories and reveal how self-identity, love, space, A.I., and time instruct these narratives.
This is a pre-recorded session. The authors will not be present on Saturday, May 21, and there will be no book signing.
About the Authors
Lille Allen is a Latinx designer and photographer based in Las Vegas, NV. She serves as the San Antonio Book Festival Communications Director. Previously, she was the Associate Art Director for the arts and culture magazine The Believer.