2019 WINTER – Elissa Kaplan, The Science Fiction of Octavia Butler

Wednesdays at 1:10-2:50pm 
January 16, 23, 30 and February 6

This course requires advance registration and payment.


In her science fiction stories, Butler said she was creating dreams that would remain with you when you awoke.  According to Mary von Aue, the weekend editor at Inverse, Butler’s “dystopias reflected the social issues plaguing modernity while also absorbing readers into a new world of possibility.” Join us to see what the author has to say in her books and stories Kindred, Bloodchild, Dawn and Parable of the Sower.

Dr. Elissa Kaplan earned a BA in German Languages, an MA in Comparative Literature, a MED and a PhD in Educational Leadership. She is the founder and director of Growing Projects, an educational consulting company, and has served as Director of Education at four synagogues in Maryland and Connecticut. She is currently President of The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County.