Author, social critic, and prolific feminist Roxane Gay will be making an appearance at McGill University as part of the 2018 Beatty Memorial Lecture Series. Gay’s body of work includes novels, essays, short story collections, and a memoir—all of it powerful and poignant explorations of our culture and society today. She often explores her Haitian background, including in her short story collection Ayiti where she dives into the Haitian diaspora experience. Gay challenges our perceptions of women both in short stories (Difficult Women) and in her novel An Untamed State, as well as in her non-fiction. No matter how you read her, her ideas enlighten and challenge the modern reader.
If you were lucky enough to get a ticket to the now sold-out lecture taking place on October 11th, stay tuned for details on a book signing the same day. If you didn’t get a ticket, the event will be live-streamed so you can still hear Dr. Gay’s wise words. More details on the event and the streaming can be found on the Beatty Lecture Series website.