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The Creative Writing Program presents reading by Roxane Gay on Feb. 28 in Gage Gallery

Posted: 02/08/2013
Roxane Gay, a talented writer and editor, will visit Roosevelt University to read fiction and nonfiction selections at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 at Roosevelt University’s Gage Gallery, 18 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago.
 
Gay is the author of Ayiti, a collection of fiction and essays about the Haitian diaspora experience. She is also the co-editor of PANK, a non-profit literary arts collection founded in 2006 that promotes access to emerging and experimental poetry and prose. Gay’s writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, New Stories from the Midwest 2011 and 2012, American Short Fiction, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Gay received her PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication from Michigan Technological University. She currently teaches writing at Eastern Illinois University. Her novel, An Untamed State, forthcoming from Grove Atlantic, and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, forthcoming from Harper Perennial, will both be published in 2014.

Sponsored by the Roosevelt University Creative Writing Program, the reading is free and open to the public, and is part of the program’s continuing Gage Gallery Reading Series. To learn more about Gay, visit http://www.roxanegay.com. For more information on the reading series, visit the Creative Writing Program’s blog at http://rumfa.blogspot.com or contact program director Peggy Shinner at pshinner@roosevelt.edu.