Roxane Gay: January 28, 2016

Writing Workshop
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Room 201
Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Craft Talk
3:00 – 3:50 p.m.
Ostrander Auditorium
Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Reading & Book Signing
7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Room 253
Centennial Student Union
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Books will be available to purchase
Live music from 7:10 – 7:30 p.m. by Lightning Betty and the Joyful Fables

All events are free and open to the public.

In 2014, Roxane Gay published both Bad Feminist and An Untamed State to universal praise. Bad Feminist, her collection of essays, continues to garner international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism. In their review of her work TIME magazine proclaimed, “Let this be the year of Roxane Gay!” In her essays, she navigates her sharp wit through entertainment and culture, particularly the consumption of television, news, movies, sports, literature and comedy. Her powerful debut novel, An Untamed State, is a thought-provoking examination of privilege, social class, entitlement and corruption. It was longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize and Library Journal named it one of the ten best books of the year. Gay is the co-editor of PANK and was the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. She is at the helm of The Butter, a website dedicated to cultural criticism and personal essays by people of color and queer writers. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, The New York Times, The Nation, and many others. She is also the author of Ayiti. She is currently working on her new novel, Hunger. Gay dominates Scrabble tournaments frequently and hopes to be Ina Garten when she grows up. She resides in Indiana where she is an Associate professor of English at Purdue University.

Roxane Gay’s website
TED Talk: Confessions of a Bad Feminist