Emma Goldman Clinic Presents Roxane Gay

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Emma Goldman Clinic Presents Roxane Gay

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

$56.25 – $156.25
Ticket Options
$125.00 + Fees – VIP Ticket*
$55.00 + Fees – General Admission
$45.00 + Fees – General Admission – Student (w/ ID)
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*VIP Ticket info
Each VIP ticket includes access to an exclusive meet and greet social from 5:00-6:00pm with Roxane Gay before the program as well as the program itself. Light appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Premier Seating during the program is included.
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Join the Emma Goldman Clinic and keynote speaker Roxane Gay for an evening of empowerment and thought-provoking discussions during their 2024 Choice Event! This event will delve into the crucial topics surrounding reproductive rights, intersectional feminism, and social justice. Don’t miss this opportunity to engage with passionate individuals, gain valuable insights, and stand in solidarity for choice and equality. Secure your spot for an inspiring and impactful evening!
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 bestselling memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, which was called “Luminous…intellectually rigorous and deeply moving” by the New York Times. She also released her collection of short stories, Difficult Women. The Los Angeles Times says of the collection, “There’s a distinct echo of Angela Carter or Helen Oyeyemi at play; dark fables and twisted morality tales sit alongside the contemporary and the realistic…”
In 2018, she released Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, a valuable and searing anthology that has been described as “essential reading” and a “call to arms” by its readers. In 2020, Roxane released the short story Graceful Burdens, as an Amazon Single, as well as a graphic novel called The Sacrifice of Darkness. Roxane was the first black woman to lead a Marvel title, writing a comic series in the Black Panther universe called World of Wakanda.
Roxane hosts the Webby Award winning podcast The Roxane Gay Agenda where she has interesting conversations with interesting people. She also pens the “work friend” advice column for the New York Times, and in 2021 she began her own publishing imprint with Grove Atlantic, “Roxane Gay Books.” She has several books forthcoming including How to Be Heard, on writing advice and how to use your voice as well as The Year I Learned Everything, a YA novel. She is also at work on television and film projects including a film adaptation of Hunger and a television adaptation of her comic book The Banks.
Roxane fronts a small army of avid fans on social media and when she finds the time, she dominates the occasional Scrabble tournament.


February 3
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
$56.25 – $156.25
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Englert Theatre
221 E Washington St, Iowa City, IA 52240
IOWA CITY, IA 52240 United States
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