Essayist Roxane Gay to Present a Reading of Her Works at The College of Wooster

Free public presentation scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 29, in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center

12 January, 2015 by John Finn

WOOSTER, Ohio, — Essayist and fiction writer Roxane Gay will present a reading of her works on Thursday, Jan. 29, at The College of Wooster. The reading, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Gault Recital Hall of Scheide Music Center (525 E. University St.) at 7 p.m.

A professor of English at Purdue University, Gay is a graduate of Yale University. She earned her doctoral degree in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University, and is the author of Bad Feminist, An Untamed State, and AYITI. Her work has also appeared in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, American Short Fiction, The New York Times Book Review, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, and Salon, among others. In addition, she is the founder of Tiny Hardcore Press and co-editor of PANK, a publication that showcases the "brightest and most promising writers to the most adventurous readers." Her latest work, Hunger, is scheduled to be published in 2016.

Gay's reading is sponsored by the English Department's Hilty Fund. Additional information is available by phone (330-263-2575) or e-mail.