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Tolles Lecture: Best-selling Authors Roxane Gay, Kiese Laymon


Best-selling authors Roxane Gay and Kiese Laymon will take part in a virtual lecture hosted by the Literature and Creative Writing Department on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m., via Zoom. The public is invited to register and attend. Use this link  to register for the event. Made possible with generous funding from the Tolles family, this event is free to all registrants.

Attendees may submit questions in advance to guide the conversation here.

Roxane Gay is the bestselling author of Bad Feminist, Hunger: A Memoir of My Body, An Untamed State, and Difficult Women. She is a contributing op-ed writer for The New York Times and the first Black woman to ever write for Marvel. Her work also appears in The NationMcSweeneys, and many other publications.

Kiese Laymon is the bestselling author of Heavy: An American Memoir, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and Long Division. He is the Hubert H. McAlexander Chair of English at the University of Mississippi, and recipient of 2020-2021 Radcliffe Fellowship at Harvard

He has written for The New York TimesEsquire, VSB, ESPN The Magazine, Paris Review, NPR, Colorlines, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Ebony, Guernica, Fader, Travel & LeisureLit Hub, and many others.

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