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Writers Series kicks off with Roxane Gay

Posted on September 25, 2013

Roxane Gay, an author of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, kicks off the Grand Valley State University Writers Series of free events.

Her appearance, Tuesday, October 1, on the Allendale Campus, will include several opportunities for students, faculty and the public:
Craft Talk: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Kirkhof Center room 2266
Crossing Genres and New Media discussion: 4-5:15 p.m., Mary Idema Pew Library, Multipurpose Room
Public Reading: 7:30 p.m., Alumni House, Perry Dining Room

Gay’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, NOON, The New York Times Book Review, The Rumpus, Salon, The Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.

Her novel, An Untamed State, will be published by Grove Atlantic and her essay collection, Bad Feminist, will be published by Harper Perennial, both in 2014.

Upcoming in the series are: Jenni Lamb, November 19; Grand Valley Faculty Reading by Amorak Huey and Caitlin Horrocks, January 28; Caroline Maun, February 24; and Samrat Upadhyay, March 27.

For more information about the GVSU Writers Series, contact Oindrila Mukherjee in the Writing Department, at, or (616) 331-3411.

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