CA – Not That Bad Signing

Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling & deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, appears at The Grove on Monday, June 25 at 7 PM to discuss & sign “Not That Bad”. This anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, & harassment head-on and what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, & aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest.

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Barnes & Noble – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr, Ste K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 525-0270

MA – Not That Bad Signing

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) will speak on Thursday, June 14th from 6:00 – 7:00 PM at Congregation Kehillath Israel. A book signing will follow her talk. Roxane is editor of the new anthology Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture and author of the bestselling Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body; attendees select a free paperback copy of either book with their ticket purchase. Please read the following information carefully before placing your order.

TICKETS

This event requires a ticket, available online through EventBrite or for purchase in-store.

Every attendee must present their ticket, either printed or on-screen, for entry. Each ticket comes with a free book (your choice of Not That Bad or Hunger). You may pick up your book at the event or at Brookline Booksmith before the end of June 2018. Books will NOT be available for pick-up before the event.

Your ticket to this 6:00pm reading is valid until 5:55pm. In the case of a sold out event, open seats will go on sale to the standby line and your ticket no longer guarantees entry. All tickets are nonreturnable and nonrefundable.

OTHER NOTES
Further details and updates will be sent to ticketholders via email. Roxane Gay’s other titles will be available for purchase at the event. If you have a disability and require accommodation, please contact us at events(at)brooklinebooksmith.com

Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture – In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnit’s Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying “something in totality that we cannot say alone.”

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that “not that bad” must no longer be good enough.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body – In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past–including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life–and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved–in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

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Congregation Kehillath Israel
384 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 277-9155

NY – Not That Bad Signing

Press Release:

Books Are Magic is very excited to host Roxane Gay, deeply beloved author of the books Hunger, Bad Feminist and Difficult Women, as she presents the new book Not That Bad in conversation with actor and book contributor Ally Sheedy on Tuesday, June 12th at 7:00 PM.

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, this anthology of first-person essays tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.

In this valuable and revealing anthology, cultural critic and bestselling author Roxane Gay collects original and previously published pieces that address what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied for speaking out. Contributions include essays from established and up-and-coming writers, performers, and critics, including actors Ally Sheedy and Gabrielle Union and writers Amy Jo Burns, Lyz Lenz, and Claire Schwartz. Covering a wide range of topics and experiences, from an exploration of the rape epidemic embedded in the refugee crisis to first-person accounts of child molestation, this collection is often deeply personal and is always unflinchingly honest. Like Rebecca Solnits Men Explain Things to Me, Not That Bad will resonate with every reader, saying something in totality that we cannot say alone.

Searing and heartbreakingly candid, this provocative collection both reflects the world we live in and offers a call to arms insisting that not that bad must no longer be good enough.

Each ticket comes with your choice of a paperback copy of Not That Bad or Hunger.

First Unitarian Congregational Society of Brooklyn
119 Pierrepont Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

NYC – Not That Bad Presentation

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) appears in conversation with Aja Monet at the New York Public Library on Monday, June 11th at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here….

In her latest book, Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, Roxane Gay brings together an incredible array of women to share first-person essays that directly tackle rape, assault, and harassment. The book asks what it means to live in a world where women have to measure the harassment, violence, and aggression they face, and where they are “routinely second-guessed, blown off, discredited, denigrated, besmirched, belittled, patronized, mocked, shamed, gaslit, insulted, bullied” for speaking out. Gay will be joined in conversation by poet, educator and activist, Aja Monet, author of My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter.

LIVE from the NYPL is made possible with generous support from Celeste Bartos, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos, and the Margaret and Herman Sokol Public Education Endowment Fund.

All proceeds from tickets go toward supporting programming at The New York Public Library.

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New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd St, New York, NY 10018
(917) 275-6975

NYC – An Evening with Roxane Gay

Author Roxane Gay (Bad Feminist, Hunger, World of Wakanda) appears in conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald at the Cooper Union on Friday, June 8th at 7:00 PM. Get tickets here…

Hear from one of today’s most influential voices, Roxane Gay, on #BLM, #MeToo, body size, feminism, and more. With piercing intellect and engaging empathy, cultural icon Gay fearlessly navigates gender, sexuality, and race in her writing. Join Gay for an open and insightful conversation with BuzzFeed News’s Isaac Fitzgerald, as the two engage with today’s most relevant subjects.

Hosted by The Cooper Union Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs.

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Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003

NYC – Roxane Gay & Tayari Jones Signing

Authors Roxane Gay and Tayari Jones speak and sign at the 92nd Street Y’s Unterberg Poetry Center on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM.

Roxane Gay’s latest book is the memoir Hunger — “an amazing achievement in more ways than I can count,” wrote Ann Patchett. “When a wrenching past is confronted with wisdom and bravery, the outcome can be compassion and enlightenment — both for the reader who has lived through this kind of unimaginable pain and for the reader who knows nothing of it.”

Tayari Jones’s new novel, American Marriage, is “a stunning, epic love story filled with breathtaking twists and turns, while bursting with realized and unrealized dreams,” wrote Edwidge Danticat. “An exquisite, timely and powerful novel that feels both urgent and indispensable.”

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92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10128
212-415-5500

MD – The Necessity of Tomorrow

The Baltimore Museum of Art presents their new series, The Necessity of Tomorrow(s), with Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Book Award winner, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of Marvel Comic’s Black Panther series, bringing him back to his hometown of Baltimore for a conversation with BMA Director Christopher Bedford on Thursday, May 17th at 6:00 PM. They’ll explore how the resurgence of Black Panther in film and in print, which envisions alternative futures and new possibilities unapologetically rooted in black culture and technology, relates to the current cultural moment.

Stay for:

*Live music with Ancestral Duo & DJ Trillnatured w/ MC Kotic Couture curated by The Crown
*Cash bars curated by The Crown
*Light fare by Blacksauce Kitchen
*A comic book reading room with Atomic Books
*Voter registration with Black Girls Vote
*New words for a new future activity with Professor Christine Mallinson, UMBC
*Future Artifacts art activity Pierre Bennu
*”Space Is The Place” film screening
*Conversation with Bashi Rose on Black Radicalism inside Stephen Towns: Rumination and a Reckoning

Doors open at 6pm, and the conversation begins at 7pm. First come, first seated.

Seating in the BMA’s Meyerhoff Auditorium is limited. Overflow viewing via live stream will be available throughout the museum. This event is free and open to the public.

The Necessity of Tomorrow(s)—a three part series of artist conversations —borrows its title from the Samuel Delany essay of the same name, which argues for the role of creative speculation in making a more just future. By bringing visionary artists and thinkers to Baltimore to consider key ideas about race and visual culture, the BMA provides a platform for participants and audiences to think differently about questions which affect us all.

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Baltimore Museum of Art
10 Art Museum Dr, Baltimore, MD 21218
(443) 573-1700

NYC – Vulture Fest: Feminist AF

Roxane Gay and Amber Tamblyn appear at Milk Studios on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 6:45 PM to present their Vulture Festival staple reading series, Feminist AF, for another afternoon showcasing the most daring voices in feminist writing today. Special guests include Jennine Capó Crucet, Sharon Olds and Morgan Parker.

Tickets $30 (includes complimentary access to the Vulture Lounge following the event).

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Milk Studios
450 W 15th St, New York, NY 10011
(212) 645-2797

PA – Walks in Wakanda: The Black Panther in Comics and Culture

 

Writer Evan Narcisse, co-author of the Rise of the Black Panther graphic novel miniseries for Marvel Comics, appears at City of Asylum on Monday, May 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM to give an insider’s history of the Black Panther, and discuss how and why the Black Panther became a blockbuster film. Evan will also talk about his personal journey from critic to artistic creator working in comics.

This program will include an audience Q&A and a “fireside chat” with celebrated poet Yona Harvey, herself a contributor to Marvel’s World of Wakanda graphic novel.

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City of Asylum
40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
(412) 435-1110

Marvel Returns To C2E2 with Signings, Panels & More

April 6, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Illinois

Press Release:

MARVEL RETURNS TO C2E2 WITH SIGNINGS, PANELS AND MORE!

“This weekend, Marvel is taking Chicago by storm! And you won’t want to miss what we’ve got in-store for fans as we’re packing this year’s convention with wall-to-wall fan service including signings, panels, stage events and more! Heading to the show? Make sure to stop by the Marvel Booth (Booth #327) to get in on the action and excitement all weekend long.

Want to get the inside scoop on all of the can’t-miss Marvel news? What about the lowdown on some of the summer’s most anticipated upcoming books like INFINITY WARS and EXTERMINATION? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s panel lineup, chock full of breaking news and unforgettable moments! Bring a camera, you never know who might show up! Plus, don’t miss all the exciting events happening at the Marvel Booth all weekend long including signings, giveaways (while supplies last), costume contests and more!

That’s not all! This year’s show features appearances from the celebrated artists of Marvel’s 2018 Young Guns program, including Aaron Kuder, Javier Garron, Marco Checchetto, Mike Del Mundo and Pepe Larraz. Learn more about what it takes to be a Young Gun at the Marvel: Young Guns panel, and don’t miss their Marvel booth signing where attendees will be able to snag an exclusive litho!

Plus, don’t miss an all-star line-up of some your favorite Marvel creators! Swing by the Marvel booth for scheduled appearances by Jay Anacleto, Rachelle Rosenberg, Christina Strain, Tana Ford, Stacey Lee, Joe Quinones, Robbie Thompson, Marc Laming, Alitha E. Martinez, Humberto Ramos, Brian Level, Mark Waid, Ashley Witter, Khary Randolph, Ryan Stegman, Jason Aaron, Jorge Molina, Marcus To, Mark Brooks, Annie Wu, Christopher Priest and Jim Zub! Check Marvel’s signing schedule for details on their signing times.”

SIGNING SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 1pm – 2pm: JAY ANACLETO / RACHELLE ROSENBERG / CHRISTINA STRAIN
  • 2pm – 3pm: TANA FORD / STACEY LEE / JOE QUINONES / ROBBIE THOMPSON
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL YOUNG GUNS 2018 SIGNING (MARCO CHECCHETTO / MIKE DEL MUNDO / JAVIER GARRÓN / AARON KUDER / PEPE LARRAZ)

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARC LAMING / ALITHA E. MARTINEZ / HUMBERTO RAMOS
  • 1pm – 2pm: MARCO CHECCHETTO / BRIAN LEVEL / MARK WAID / ASHLEY WITTER
  • 2pm – 3pm: MIKE DEL MUNDO / KHARY RANDOLPH / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 4pm– 5pm: JASON AARON / AARON KUDER / JORGE MOLINA / MARCUS TO

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 12pm – 1pm: MARK BROOKS / ANNIE WU
  • 1pm – 2pm: JASON AARON / JAVIER GARRÓN / RYAN STEGMAN
  • 2pm – 3pm: PEPE LARRAZ / CHRISTOPHER PRIEST / JIM ZUB

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice.

BOOTH SCHEDULE: BOOTH #327

FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH

  • 11am – 11:30am: “HUNT FOR WOLVERINE” COSPLAY MEET-UP AND CONTEST WITH CHARLES SOULE
  • 1pm – 3pm: MARVEL COSPLAY PHOTO OP
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SATURDAY, APRIL 7TH

  • 3pm – 4pm: MARVEL COSTUME CONTEST – See Marvel.com/C2E2costumecontest for full terms and conditions
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 6pm – 7pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

SUNDAY, APRIL 8TH

  • 10am – 11am: MARVEL UNLIMITED MEMBERS GIVEAWAY
  • 11:30am – 11:45am: NEW BEGINNINGS with E.I.C. C.B. CEBULSKI
  • 4pm – 5pm: MARVEL SUPER HERO HAPPY GIVEAWAY HOUR

Schedule is tentative and subject to change without notice. Giveaways available while supplies last.

PANEL SCHEDULE

FRIDAY APRIL 6TH

  • MARVEL: BREAKING INTO COMICS THE MARVEL WAY (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: NEXT BIG THING (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S401)

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH

  • MARVEL: HOUSE OF IDEAS (11am – 12pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: MEET THE NEW EDITOR-IN-CHIEF with C.B. CEBULSKI (2:45pm– 3:45pm, Room S401)
  • MARVEL: YOUNG GUNS PANEL (4pm – 5pm, Room S401)

SUNDAY APRIL 8TH

  • MARVEL: TRUE BELIEVERS PANEL** (12:15pm – 1:15pm, Room S401)

NOTE: This panel requires Marvel Mastercard or Marvel Mastercard invitation, current Marvel Unlimited Plus membership or emailed RSVP confirmation for entry.

  • MARVEL: WOMEN OF MARVEL (1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room S404)

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