On Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.) at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, “The Literary Philanthropy Project” will present: An Evening with Roxane Gay, NY Times best-selling author, featuring her NY Times bestselling book, Hunger.
Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Ms. Gay. 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, Ms. Gay released her highly anticipated memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, as well as a collection of short stories titled, Difficult Women.
Ms. Gay 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.
Ms. Gay’s speaking topics include:
- Feminism and gender equality
- Racial bias in the media
- Sexuality and trans-gendered rights
Quinsigamond Community College School of Humanities and Education is sponsoring this event and proceeds will go to merit and need-based scholarships for QCC students.
The cost for general admission is $25 and $100 for VIP tickets. All VIP tickets will get preferred seating and admission to a Meet & Greet after party. Tickets will be available at www.QCC.edu/roxane-gay .