College of the Holy Cross to Host Discussion with Feminist Writer Roxane Gay

for a discussion as part of the Student Government Association"s Unity Week.

Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work has garnered international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Gay’s address will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, in the Hogan Campus Center Ballroom on campus. Greta Kenney, Holy Cross’ Director of the Office of Diversity & Inclusion, will lead a moderated discussion with Gay.

Priority for tickets will be given to the Holy Cross community until Monday, March 19th. If available, tickets will then become open to the public.

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. Her writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. 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.

Since it began in 2000, Unity Week has been a celebration of diversity at Holy Cross, as well as an encouragement to keep learning and exploring. Through performances, dialogue, and fun activities, this weeklong event brings the campus community together and challenges participants to ask more. Unity Week is sponsored annually by the Holy Cross Student Government Association.

Media Coverage:

Telegram & Gazette, March 23: At Holy Cross, author Roxane Gay tells her own story of feminism, Wakanda and being seen