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Charis and the Georgia Center for the Book welcome Roxane Gay for a discussion of Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People's Business. In Person in the Sanctuary at the First Baptist Church of Decatur.
About the Book: From beloved and bestselling author Roxane Gay, “a strikingly fresh cultural critic” (Washington Post) comes an exhilarating collection of her essays on culture, politics, and everything in between.
Since the publication of the groundbreaking Bad Feminist and Hunger, Roxane Gay has continued to tackle big issues embroiling society—state-sponsored violence and mass shootings, women’s rights post-Dobbs, online disinformation, and the limits of empathy—alongside more individually personalized matters: can I tell my co-worker her perfume makes me sneeze? Is it acceptable to schedule a daily 8 am meeting? In her role as a New York Times opinion section contributor and the publication’s “Work Friend” columnist, she reaches millions of readers with her wise voice and sharp insights.
Opinions is a collection of Roxane Gay’s best nonfiction pieces from the past ten years. Covering a wide range of topics—politics, feminism, the culture wars, civil rights, and much more—with an all-new introduction in which she reflects on the past decade in America, this sharp, thought-provoking anthology will delight Roxane Gay’s devotees and draw new readers to this inimitable talent.
About the author: Roxane Gay’s 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 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 and once had a podcast, The Roxane Gay Agenda.
About the Event:
Roxane will sign books after the reading and is excited to engage with her fans. Please be prepared to stand in the signing line for at least an hour. If you are disabled please let the line organizers know so that you can have priority in the line.
If you choose the book with ticket option, you will bring your ticket (digitally or on paper) with you to pick up your copy of the book at the church on the night of the event. All books not picked up at the event on 10/13 will be available for pickup at Charis Books and More (184 S. Candler St, Decatur) for an additional 2 weeks.
Doors open at 6 pm. Event begins promptly at 7 pm.
COVID 19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS + ACCESSIBILITY:
Masks: Face masks are strongly encouraged but not required.
Social Distancing: Attendance will be capped below capacity to insure social distancing.
The First Baptist Church is fully wheelchair accessible, with accessible parking. Please contact us at email@example.com or 404-524-0304 if you have other seating or accessibility needs or would like to request ASL interpretation.
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First Baptist Church Decatur
308 Clairemont Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030
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