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A Festival of Writers: Roxane Gay Reading and Q&A

Event Type
Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 13, 2021   7:30 pm  
Roxane Gay
Humanities Research Institute
Originating Calendar
Campus Humanities Calendar

Join us for a presentation and Q & A with New York Times bestselling author, professor, editor, and social commentator Roxane Gay. This event is free, but tickets are required.

BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE: Books by the featured authors are available now at the Illini Union Bookstore—look for the Festival of Writers display in store or visit their special dedicated web page!

Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity.

Part of A Year of Creative Writers at Illinois. Supported by the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and the Humanities.

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