2021 Indies First Spokeperson Roxane Gay

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Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 6:00pm
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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. 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.

An Untamed State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802122513
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Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - May 6th, 2014

Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062282712
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Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

Difficult Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802127372
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Published: Grove Press - November 14th, 2017

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062420718
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 12th, 2018

Black Panther: World of Wakanda Cover Image
By Ta-Nehisi Coates (Text by), Roxane Gay (Text by), Yona Harvey (Text by), Alitha Martinez (Illustrator), Afua Richardson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781302906504
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Published: Marvel - June 27th, 2017