Writer Roxane Gay to speak at UNT Sept. 5

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 16:03
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Roxane Gay, One of the nation’s most popular writers and cultural critics, is coming to the University of North Texas
Roxane Gay, One of the nation’s most popular writers and cultural critics, is coming to the University of North Texas

What: Writer Roxane Gay speaks as part of the Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Arts Series at the University of North Texas

When: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 (Thursday)

Where: UNT Coliseum, 601 North Texas Blvd.

Cost: Tickets are free for UNT students and cost $5 for student guest tickets; $10 for UNT staff, faculty and alumni; and $20 for the general public. Tickets can be purchased at UNTuniontickets.com.

Parking: Non-UNT Parking Permits: All visitors of UNT must now purchase a $5 Visitor Parking Permit. You can purchase a Parking Permit for this Special Event when purchasing your event ticket. From your shopping cart, choose the option to "Add more tickets" and select the Parking Pass for this event. A map of designated parking spaces are included where you purchase your Parking Permit. UNT Parking Permit Holders: Please follow Transportation Services parking rules and regulations in regards to your designated pass.

BACKGROUND:

One of the nation’s most popular writers and cultural critics is coming to the University of North Texas.

Gay is the author of several national bestselling books, including her memoir “Hunger: A Memoir of My Body” and a collection of essays, “Bad Feminist,” as well as the novels “Untamed State” and “Ayiti.” She is a frequent contributor to “The New York Times,” has written for the “World of Wakanda” series for Marvel and edits “Gay Magazine” on medium.com. She co-hosts the podcast “Hear to Slay” with writer Tressie Millan Cottom and leads a book club on “Vice News.”

Gay also is known for her wildly popular social media feeds. On Twitter, she comments on everything from national politics to pop culture. Her Instagram feed documents her many work projects and frequent travels.

A book signing will follow her talk on campus with books sold by Barnes and Noble at UNT.

UNT News Service Phone Number: (940) 565-2108

Media Contacts:

Kris Muller
kris.muller@unt.edu
(940) 565-3509