Roxane Gay in conversation with Britt Julious
Award-winning author Roxane Gay will discuss her new story collection, DIFFICULT WOMEN, with local writer Britt Julious. The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A, and book-signing.
Powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist. Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.
The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. From a girls fight club to a wealthy subdivision in Florida where neighbors conform, compete, and spy on each other, Gay delivers a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America reminiscent of Merritt Tierce, Jamie Quatro, and Miranda July.
About the Author
Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; Ayiti, a multi-genre collection; and the memoir Hunger. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, West Branch, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, the New York Times, the Guardian, Bookforum, Time, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles.
About Britt Julious
Britt Julious is a journalist, essayist and storyteller. She is a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and editor at THUMP, Vice magazines vertical for electronic music and club culture. She frequently contributes to Esquire, ELLE, GQ, The Guardian, Vice, and Pitchfork, among others. She also hosts the Back Talk, a storytelling podcast featuring young women of color. As a moderator, shes led events for the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Gene Siskel Film Center and the Chicago Humanities Festival. Britt is a firm believer in the underground, avant grade and underdog.
PLEASE NOTE: Both ticket options include a copy of DIFFICULT WOMEN. All attendees can pick up their copy of DIFFICULT WOMEN until Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Women & Children First (5233 N. Clark St.). If you cannot pick up your book in advance, you can do so on the night of the event at the door of the venue, Senn High School Auditorium (5900 N. Glenwood).
Senn High School Auditorium (View)
5900 N. Glenwood Ave.
Chicago, IL 60660
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