I found out about this yesterday:
If you live in New York City, the Brooklyn Brainery will be having two Thursday classes, March 22nd and March 29th, on short stories from Octavia Butler. The class cost $27. At this time the class is full, but you can get on a waiting list.
This is the information:
Participants will receive electronic copies of the short stories before each class, so that they can come prepared to discuss. Class will include some delicious, sci-fi themed snacks!
If you cannot get in, still support the Brooklyn Brainery, since they host many interesting classes for affordable prices. Maybe I’ll do a class there one day. Hehe.