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Women You Need to Know: Roxane Gay- SOLD OUT Women You Need to Know: Roxane Gay- SOLD OUT WED, FEB 22, 2017, 7:30 PM Town Hall Seattle Co-Presented by Hedgebrook, The Seattle Times. Sponsored by Women's Funding Alliance  

This event is part of SAL's Women You Need to Know (WYNK) Series. 

"It's no surprise that Roxane Gay — author, essayist and sharp observer of everything in pop culture we're supposed to be too cool to like — has written such a winning book. . . Perfectly imperfect, Gay is an unforgettable voice, coming at just the right time."
                                                                    —Genevieve Valentine, NPR (on Bad Feminist)

"Gay has the voice of the friend you call first for advice, calm and sane as well as funny, someone who has seen a lot and takes no prisoners."
                                                                   —Kira Cochrane, The Guardian

"Writing, at its best and truest, can offer solace and salvation for both readers and writers."
                                                                    —Roxane Gay


Ijeoma Oluo, named one of the most influential people in Seattle by Seattle Magazine and Editor-At-Large at the Establishment -a media platform run and funded by women, will moderate the Q&A with Roxane Gay.

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Gay's collection of essays, Bad Feminist: Essays (2014), explores modern feminism; it was named by NPR as one of the best books of the year, and Salon declared it “trailblazing.” Her debut novel, An Untamed State (2014), was long listed for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her forthcoming book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, is an examination of body image. Gay was just named one of the writers of a new comic book series, Black Panther: World of Wakanda.

Roxane is a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times, co-editor of PANK and was the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. Her writing has also appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation and many other publications. 

Selected Works:

An Untamed State (2014)

Difficult Women (To be released January 2017)
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body (TBA)

Bad Feminist: Essays (2014)

Roxane Gay's Website
Roxane Gay on Writing
Roxane Gay's Memoir, 'Hunger,' Is The Body-Positive Journey Everyone Should Read 
The New York Times Opinion Page: Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay: Meet the Bad Feminist


Public program support provided by 4Culture, Amazon Literary Partnership, ArtsFund, City of Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, & Nordstrom.