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Dive Deeper Into Parable of the Sower  

You could spend a lifetime immersed in the brilliance of Octavia E. Butler and the Parable novels. There is so much to learn that we wanted to create a starting path for you to explore. Follow your curiosity through our curated list of resources to gain more in-depth understanding of both the literary and stage versions of the Parable stories, and the artists behind them. From new TV series to podcasts to the gorgeous graphic novel, there is something here for everyone. This is just a small sampler of what is out there, and is not intended to be comprehensive. Dive in!  


Strathmore's presentation of Parable of the Sower is generously sponsored in part by Karen Lefkowitz and Al Neyman.


Foundations: Octavia E. Butler and Afrofuturism  

The Parable Opera

Dive Deeper into the Parable Novels

Select Adaptations of Butler Works

Inspired by Butler

  • adrienne maree brown blog  
    adrienne maree brown is among the top writers and thinkers in the world on Octavia Butler and how her ideas can be applied.  
  • Emergent Strategy Ideation Institute and Book
    Emergent Strategy is a framework for shaping social change created by adrienne maree brown and inspired by Octavia Butler’s work 
  • Octavia’s Brood  
    Book of science fiction stories inspired by Octavia Butler
  • Shaping Change Bundle
    Resources for supporting yourself and your community though the lens of Earthseed 
  • Octavia Tried
    A monthly webinar talking about how Octavia Butler teaches us about change, prophecy, survival strategies, spirituality, creativity, community, leadership, activism, politics and education.  

Explore Afrofuturism 

Social Media Accounts to Follow 

Official account of the estate of Octavia E. Butler 

adrienne maree brown, writer  

Big Lovely, Toshi Reagon’s main band 

Toshi Reagon 

Register for the Preshow Events

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Thursday, April 28

The Parable Effect

How Black Feminist Art & Afrofuturism Influence Social Change—Aishah Shahidah Simmons and Michelle Parkerson in conversation