Roxane Gay

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Roxane Gay

Past Event: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

At Town Hall Seattle

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Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

This event is part of SAL’s Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series.

Ijeoma Oluo, named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine and Editor-At-Large at the Establishment, a media platform run and funded by women, will moderate the Q&A with Roxane Gay.

Gay’s collection of essays, Bad FeministEssays (2014), explores modern feminism; it was named by NPR as one of the best books of the year, and Salon declared it “trailblazing.” Her debut novel, An Untamed State (2014), was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her forthcoming book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, is an examination of body image. Gay was just named one of the writers of a new comic book series, Black Panther: World of Wakanda.

Roxane is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times, co-editor of PANK and was the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’sThe Nation and many other publications.

Selected Works:

Fiction
An Untamed State (2014)

Nonfiction
Difficult Women (To be released January 2017)
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (TBA)
Bad Feminist: Essays (2014)

Links

Roxane Gay’s Website
Roxane Gay on Writing
Roxane Gay’s Memoir, ‘Hunger,’ Is The Body-Positive Journey Everyone Should Read
The New York Times Opinion Page: Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay: Meet the Bad Feminist

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Accessibility

Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. To make a request for open captioning, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: for events at Town Hall Seattle, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services.

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