Reading By “Bad Feminist” Roxane Gay Promises Good Time!

Published on March 26, 2015 by   ·   No Comments

RoxanneThe sun is shining, spring is in the air, and it’s time once again for the annual UND Writer’s conference.  This year’s event, with the theme “The Other Half,” features a fantastic lineup of writers including Friday’s featured author: Roxane Gay.

Roxane Gay is an American writer, professor, editor, blogger, and commentator.  She is a professor of English at Purdue University, founder of Tiny Hardcore Press, contributing editor for Bluestem Magazine, essays editor for The Rumpus, and co-editor of PANK, a nonprofit literary arts collective.

In a culture that is often shockingly sexist but where young people (especially young women) find it hard to identify with feminism, Gay writes about how she navigated this tense space in her book of essays Bad Feminist.  Bad Feminist revolves around her thesis which, according to The New York Times “is that women shouldn’t reject feminism just because their natural inclinations, like reading Vogue or listening to sexist rap music, make it hard to live in perfect accord with contemporary feminist principles.”

Friday night, March 27, at 8 pm, Gay’s unique voice and perspective will be on display at the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Like all Writer’s Conference events, this reading is free and open to the public.  This is an excellent opportunity to meet and hear from a writer with fresh new ideas about gender and sexuality.

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