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World of Wakanda Author Roxane Gay to Speak in Worcester

New York Times Bestselling Author Partners with QCC to Raise Money for Scholarships

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Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER, MA—March 16, 2018—Courageous, humorous, smart and real are just some of the words that have been used to describe New York Times bestselling author and cultural critic, Roxane Gay. On Friday, March 23 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Ms. Gay, will be featured in an evening of conversation at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, where she will discuss her bestselling book Hunger. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism.

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 evening event is being sponsored by Quinsigamond Community College’s School of Humanities and Education, with proceeds from the “Literary Philanthropy Project” event going to merit and need-based scholarships for QCC students.

Ms. Gay’s collection of essays, Bad Feminist was named one of the best books of the year by NPR. She was also the co-editor of PANK magazine, former non-fiction editor at The Rumpus and writings have appeared in numerous publications.

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