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.
UntitledTown Book and Author Festival sponsored by Breakthrough Fuel & Crystal Clear Resources celebrates all aspects of book culture. This four day festival is held in Green Bay, Wisconsin. UntitledTown Book and Author Festival will promote all aspects of book culture including publishing, the writing craft, the joys of reading and literacy and performative aspects such as paper making, public author signings and performances and poetry combined with dance. Over the course of four days, festival attendees will be able to choose from a long list of readings, discussions, panels, workshops, and other events of interest to writers and to readers held at venues in Downtown Green Bay. The vast majority of these events will be free and open to the public. In addition, there will be a book expo showcasing local, regional, and national publishers and their books.
Learn more about UntitledTown Book and Author Festival and check out the 150+ events, panels and workshops happening April 19-22nd atwww.untitledtown.org.