Detroit SF Author Receives Grant

Adrienne Maree Brown has received a $20,000 grant from the Knight Foundation as part of Detroit’s Knight Arts Challenge —

To uplift Detroiters’ ideas and narratives about the city’s future, adrienne maree brown will host a series of sci-fi writing workshops for a cross-section of residents, creating works to be published in a series of ’zines. Brown will also interview other Detroiters for her original stories. On a philosophical level, Brown hopes her work will be part of a healing process for Detroiters in the midst of the city’s financial troubles, enabling them to see themselves as co-creators, survivors and shapers of the future Detroit.

[Thanks to Steven H Silver of SF Site News for the story.]