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New Suns

A Feminist Literary Festival

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The feminist literary festival returns to explore the legacy of science-fiction author Octavia Butler and her prophetic Earthseed series. With online panel discussions, workshops and a film screening.

The third edition of New Suns takes place online and draws inspiration from themes in Octavia Butler’s writing, in particular the Earthseed series. Often hailed as prophetic – and increasingly prescient over the last five years – imagining 2020s America ravaged by ecological disaster, violent and racist disorder, and led by a disruptive president – with our heroine looking to the stars for rebirth. Together we’ll examine the inevitability of change, adaptive and resilient communities, and humanity’s relationship to the stars.

We invite you to join us online over the weekend for a film screening, panel discussions and workshops featuring acclaimed writers, artists, and thinkers. Plus, sign up to receive a special merchandise pack containing a New Suns anthology of writing.

Available within the UK only.


Captioning will be provided for all events.

Artwork credit: Cecilia Serafini

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New Suns merchandise

New Suns + Anthology + Bonus Workshop Ticket Option

For £25 you’ll get access to all the online sessions and content plus a package sent to your door featuring: an exclusive anthology, New Suns art bookmark and postcard, and a packet of seeds.

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A New Suns reading list

Explore the New Suns reading list in partnership with Read more from this year’s contributors and support independent book shops at the same time