An Evening with Roxane Gay

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 7:00pm
Virtual
Louisville, KY 40204

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Join Roxane Gay, spokesperson for Indies First and creator of Roxane Gay Books, in conversation with Executive Editor Amy Hundley.

About this event

This event is free with an option to make a donation to Hope for Haiti. Follow the link above. To register or donate with automatic registration, first click on the green Register button. Then click either donation or general admission.

Hope for Haiti’s mission is driven by the fundamental belief that in the face of life’s challenges, there is always a pathway to a better life. To accomplish their mission, they implement an integrated model for development in Haiti that has been proven to reduce poverty by working with community leaders in rural areas in five key program areas: education, healthcare, infrastructure, access to clean water, and economic opportunity. Donations to Hope for Haiti in any amount are welcome. If you are making a donation, you do not need to purchase a General Admission ticket. Your donation counts as your ticket.

“Roxane Gay in Conversation with Amy Hundley” will be an intimate discussion on uplifting diverse voices, the value of independence, and the importance of community. Roxane Gay is this year’s spokesperson for Indies First, a national campaign supporting independent bookstores leading up to Small Business Saturday on November 27.

“Independent bookstores have been the foundation of my writing career but more importantly, they have also been the foundation of my reading life. Stepping into a bookstore where the books are carefully curated and enthusiastically recommended is an unparalleled experience. Independent booksellers are passionate about books and community...Independent bookstores are a place to find connection, to celebrate books, and to nurture a diverse community. They are a place where we can imagine and contribute to a better future.”

Roxane Gay is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women, and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity.

Amy Hundley is VP, Executive Editor and Rights Director of Grove Atlantic, and is Roxane Gay’s fiction editor.

To find your local independent bookstore and learn how to get involved in Indies First, visit IndieBound.org. When you shop from your local independent businesses, your support strengthens your community.

Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062413512
Availability: Not currently in stock, but we are happy to backorder and notify you when it arrives.
Published: Harper Perennial - May 1st, 2018

New York Times Bestseller

Edited and with an introduction by Roxane Gay, the New York Times bestselling and deeply beloved author of Bad Feminist and Hunger, this anthology of first-person essays from writers including Gabrielle Union, Brandon Taylor, and Lyz Lenz tackles rape, assault, and harassment head-on.


Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062420718
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.


Difficult Women Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802127372
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

A national bestseller from the "prolific and exceptionally insightful" (Globe and Mail) Roxane Gay, Difficult Women is a collection of stories of rare force that paints a wry, beautiful, haunting vision of modern America.


Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: On Our Shelves in the last 24 hours. Click to see a specific store location's stock.
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

“Roxane Gay is so great at weaving the intimate and personal with what is most bewildering and upsetting at this moment in culture. She is always looking, always thinking, always passionate, always careful, always right there.”  — Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?


Ayiti Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802128263
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Grove Press - June 12th, 2018

Roxane Gay is an award-winning literary voice praised for her fearless and vivid prose, and her debut collection Ayiti exemplifies the raw talent that made her "one of the voices of our age" (National Post, Canada).


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An Untamed State Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802122513
Availability: Not currently on our shelves, but available to order (usually within a few days)
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - May 6th, 2014

"Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. An Untamed State is a novel of hope intermingled with fear, a book about possibilities mixed with horror and despair.


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Join Roxane Gay, spokesperson for Indies First and creator of Roxane Gay Books, in conversation with Executive Editor Amy Hundley.