Octavia E. Butler's Parable of the Sower

All that you touch you change. All that you change changes you.



Parable Read

The citywide read returns with Octavia E. Butler's classic sci-fi novel
JAN 19 - MAR 30

Inspired by Octavia E. Butler’s novel, ArtsEmerson’s resident artist Toshi Reagon returns to Boston with the Parable of the Sower opera. In preparation for the performances, join New Roots Church, The Boston Public Library, and ArtsEmerson in a city wide read of this timely story. Butler’s insights on humanity and the beliefs that shape society give us a framework to radically reimagine our world. Through the Parable Read, community members will engage in a city wide conversation about climate change, survival, and ways of deepening our humanity.

2018's Citizen Read involved more than 1,300 area residents from over 80 groups. For Parable Read, you can participate with your pre-existing book club or neighborhood specific book clubs.

Parable of the Sower Book Cover