A Moderated Discussion with Roxane Gay

Thursday, March 22, 2018
7:00 PM (ET)
Hogan Ballroom
Event Type
Lecture - Speaker
Chris Holguin
(508) 793-3487
Student Government Association

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her 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. 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. In 2017, Roxane released her highly anticipated memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, as well as a collection of short stories titled Difficult Women. 

Roxane is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times, was the co-editor of PANK, and formerly was the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation and many other publications. She recently became the first black woman to ever write for Marvel, writing a comic series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda. Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.

Greta Kenney, Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion will lead a moderated discussion with Roxane. Tickets will become available on Friday, March 2nd. Priority for tickets will be given to the Holy Cross community until Monday, March 19th. If available, tickets will then become open to the public. 

Quinsigamond Community College will also be hosting "An Evening with Roxane Gay" on Friday, March 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. For more information on purchasing tickets, visit www.QCC.edu/roxane-gay. All proceeds benefit merit and need-based scholarships for QCC students. 


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Categories: Office of Student Involvement, Featured, Featured Student, Featured Employee, Student Government Association

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