Urgently Human: Morgan Parker and Roxane Gay in Conversation
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Purchase a single ticket for $15
Lutheran Church of the Reformation (across the street from the Folger Shakespeare Library)
212 East Capitol St., NE
Washington, DC 20003 (map)
Morgan Parker and Roxane Gay are two of our most incisive cultural observers. Their singular works press us to more carefully consider our understandings of racial and gender identity, movies and magazines, torture and love and joy. Join us on Tuesday, January 10th for what is sure to be a wide-ranging and urgent conversation.
Morgan Parker is the author of Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night, selected by Eileen Myles for the 2013 Gatewood Prize and also a finalist for the Poetry Society of America’s Norma Farber First Book Award. Her second collection, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé, will come out in February of 2017. She works as an editor for Little A and Day One, teaches creative writing and co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series.
“Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night is hilarious and hard-hitting, and it ripples with energy, insight and searing music.
–Tracy K. Smith
Roxane Gay is a fiction writer and essayist whose most recent works are the best-selling essay collection, Bad Feminist, the memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, and the short story collection Difficult Women. Her writing has appeared in Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, the New York Times, the Guardian, Bookforum, Time, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Salon, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles.
“A strikingly fresh cultural critic.”
–Ron Charles, the Washington Post