Via Publishers Lunch comes news that "Warner, Seven Stories, Beacon Press, The Carl Brandon Society, Writers House, and the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame have jointly
created the Octavia E. Butler Memorial Scholarship Fund to honor the
science fiction writer who died last month. The fund 'will enable
writers of color to attend one of the Clarion writing workshops where
Ms. Butler got her start. It has been established to honor and affirm
her legacy by providing the same opportunity and experience Ms. Butler
had to future generations of emerging writers of color.'"
You can get more info here.
And good for them. This seems like the right way to remember Octavia.