An Evening with Roxane Gay: RISD 2018 MLK Keynote and Honoree

“America’s brightest new essayist.” —The Guardian

Roxane 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.

Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when describing Roxane. 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, Roxane released her highly anticipated memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, as well as a collection of short stories titled Difficult Women.

Roxane 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. Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.

This event is a free ticketed event and open to the public.

Registration information is not available right now. Please check back by January 4th. Tickets will be available to the RISD Community Starting January 10th and Open to the Public starting January 13th.

Friday, January 19, 2018 at 7:00pm to 9:30pm

RISD Auditorium
17 Canal Walk, Providence RI

Event Type

MLK Series

Departments

Student Affairs, Intercultural Student Engagement

Website

http://risd.edu/mlk

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