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World of Wakanda Author Roxane Gay to Speak in Worcester

February, 2018
  • Spend an Evening with Roxane Gay.

On Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m., Quinsigamond Community College’s School of Humanities and Education is sponsoring  "An Evening with Roxane Gay," with proceeds from the “Literary Philanthropy Project” event going to merit and need-based scholarships for QCC students.

Courageous, humorous, smart and real are just some of the words that could be used to describe New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic, Roxane Gay. Ms. Gay, will be featured in an evening of conversation at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, where she will discuss her bestselling book Hunger. Ms. 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.

Ms. Gay is also a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times and recently became the first black woman to ever write for Marvel, writing a comic book series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda.The Black Panther superhero movie recently hit the theaters to rave reviews.

The event will begin at 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m. 

Tickets costs:

  • General admission: $25
  • Preferred seating and reception: $100 
  • QCC students with current, valid I.D. can receive general admission tickets for $5 by going to Room 125A Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Acceptable forms of payment include: cash, checks (made out to QCC Foundation), and credit cards.

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