Roxane Gay, best-selling author and pundit, will examine social critique and innovative reasoning on race, gender, and identity at a public lecture “Flashpoint!” on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00pm in the Gamble Auditorium.
A Student Leadership Workshop “Writing With Courage” will be presented by Roxane Gay on Friday, February 17, 11:30-3:30. Pre-registration will be available in January 2017.
About Roxane Gay:
Roxane Gay’s work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity. Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane Gay. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is universally considered the quintessential exploration of modern feminism. NPR named it one of the best books of the year and Salon declared the book “trailblazing.” Her powerful debut novel, An Untamed State, was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her latest book Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body is a painstaking examination of body image.
Gay is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times, co-editor of PANK and was the nonfiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation and many other publications. Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.
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