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INconversation with Victor LaValle

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Indianapolis Public Library - Central Library

40 East Saint Clair Street

Indianapolis, IN 46204

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One of the most thrilling adaptations of Frankenstein is Victor LaValle’s Destroyer, a series of comics that darkly reimagines Mary Shelley’s classic tale by way of Black Lives Matter. Over the course of the story, scientist Dr. Josephine Baker, the last descendent of Victor Frankenstein, reanimates her son Akai, who was killed by police. This sets them both on a collision course with the original monster, forced out of the Arctic by global warming and hell-bent on finding and destroying all of his creator’s remaining descendants. Destroyer wildly spins together elements of science fiction, horror, the politics of race and policing and a moving story of a mother’s grief.

Indiana Humanities is pleased to welcome Victor LaValle, who is also the acclaimed author of The Changeling and The Ballad of Black Tom, to Indianapolis for a special INconversation as part of One State / One Story: Frankenstein, our statewide celebration of the 200th anniversary of Shelley’s original “hideous progeny.” Hear from Victor as he shares the inspirations and ideas animating his work and why, two centuries after its publication, Frankenstein’s creature still holds such power over our imaginations. Dr. Leah Milne, who teaches multicultural literature at University of Indianapolis, will moderate.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for complimentary snacks and beer from our friends at Scarlet Lane Brewing Company; a book signing will follow the discussion. Books are available for pre-purchase, and a limited number of books will be on sale at the event.

Thanks to the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library for hosting.

About INconversation
INconversation engages an intimate group in interesting and insightful conversations with some of the nation's most intriguing thought-leaders. This highly participatory question-and-answer style discussion involves the thought leader, a moderator and the audience. INconversation is a signature program of Indiana Humanities.

About One State / One Story: Frankenstein
One State / One Story: Frankenstein is an initiative designed by Indiana Humanities, in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book, to encourage Hoosiers to read the classic novel as it turns 200 in 2018. More than a dozen programs—including a digital gaming workshop, a sci-fi and horror festival for teens, community reads and read-a-thons, and college and university partnerships—will bring Frankenstein to life all over the state. One State / One Story: Frankenstein has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more at www.IndianaHumanities.org/Frankenstein.

About Indiana Humanities
Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk. www.IndianaHumanities.org

About the Center for Black Literature & Culture at Central Library
The Indianapolis Public Library's Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC) is dedicated to celebrating the vibrant and resilient heritage and triumphs of those born of African roots. As an integral part of American and world history and culture, this space is for ALL who are interested in exploring the rich heritage that has influenced nations across the globe. www.indypl.org/cblc/

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