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Author Roxane Gay to speak at the 26th annual MLK Convocation

| By Stephanie Weaver
Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay, a critically acclaimed author, will speak at Loyola University Maryland’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at 7 p.m. in Reitz Arena.

In her lecture, “Roxane Gay With One N,” the author will discuss social issues as it relates to her ongoing work in feminism, body image, and social justice. A book signing will follow the lecture. This event is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required and should be reserved by Jan. 16, 2019.

Gay has authored Bad Feminist, Difficult Women, An Untamed State, and Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. Bad Feminist, her collection of essays that explore modern feminism, was named one of the best books of the year by NPR.

Gay is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times, and her writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, The Nation, and several other publications. She was the co-editor of PANK and was formerly the non-fiction editor at The Rumpus. Gay also wrote the comic series, World of Wakanda, a Black Panther spinoff, becoming the first African-American woman to ever write for Marvel.

The MLK Convocation, celebrating its 26th year, is an occasion for Loyola and the Baltimore community to launch the spring semester and the New Year by coming together for shared inquiry into legacies of race and racial justice in America. Past speakers have included Octavia Butler, Spike Lee, and Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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