- UCSB Arts & Lectures presents author and social Commentator Roxane Gay
- Roxane with One N
- New York Times bestselling author
- Gay’s collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is a quintessential exploration of modern feminism; additonal works include An Untamed State, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Graceful Burdens and Difficult Women
- Host of the podcasts Hear to Slay and The Roxane Gay Agenda
- Join the Indy Book Club, a partnership between the Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara Public Library, in reading Hunger by Roxane Gay this February, 2022
- Friday, February 25th / 7:30 p.m. Pacific / The Granada Theatre
- $26 – $41 : General Public / $0 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
- Health & Safety: Proof of full vaccination is required for all attendees. Proof of booster vaccination will be required for all eligible attendees beginning February 4, 2022. Masks are required indoors at all times. N95, KN95, KF94 or FFP2 face masks are strongly recommended. Regardless of the mask type, it is only effective if it is worn over your mouth and nose. Visit https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/SeasonFAQs/ for updates and further details.
- Tickets/Info: (805) 893-3535, www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu or www.GranadaSB.org
- This event includes an at-home viewing option (live stream only; no replay).
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UCSB Arts & Lectures presents author and social commentator Roxane Gay for Roxane with One N on Friday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m. Pacific at The Granada Theatre. This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative.
Roxane Gay brilliantly critiques the ebb and flow of modern culture with wit and ferocity. Her collection of essays, Bad Feminist, is a quintessential exploration of modern feminism, and her books – including An Untamed State, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, Graceful Burdens and Difficult Women – are celebrated for their honesty and humor. Gay also co-hosts the podcast Hear to Slay, pens the Work Friend column for The New York Times and was the first black woman to write for Marvel Comics. Her new podcast The Roxane Gay Agenda premiered on Luminary in partnership with iHeartMedia on January 25, 2022.
Indy Book Club Selection: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
Join the Indy Book Club, a partnership between the Santa Barbara Independent and Santa Barbara Public Library, in reading Hunger by Roxane Gay this February, 2022.
In the 2017 memoir Hunger, the New York Times bestselling author writes with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health.
Visit independent.com/IndyBookClub to learn more.
- February Book Discussion: Wednesday, February 23, 6 p.m., Location: On Zoom – Register Here
ABOUT ROXANE GAY
“A strikingly fresh cultural critic.” Washington Post
“Some women being empowered does not prove the patriarchy is dead. It proves that some of us are lucky.” – Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, The New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and The New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity. Roxane Gay’s Ted Talk “Confessions of a Bad Feminist” has been viewed approximately 2 million times.
NEW FROM ROXANE GAY
On January 25, 2022, The Roxane Gay Agenda, premiered on Luminary in partnership with iHeartMedia. Described as “the bad feminist podcast of your dreas,” the new show features compelling conversations curated by Gay, and her uncommonly incisive reads of the politics that shape the world we live in and the popular culture we consume.
The first two episodes of The Roxane Gay Agenda are available widely on Luminary, iHeartRadio, and everywhere podcasts are heard. Going forward, new episodes will be released on Tuesdays exclusive and ad-free to subscribers on the Luminary app or the Luminary channel on Apple Podcasts for one week, after which they will be distributed through the iHeartPodcast Network and will be available on iHeartRadio and all major podcast platforms.
See A&L’s full 2022 lineup here
This is a moment that calls for Optimism, Resilience, Courage and Vision.
Santa Barbara needs Hope, and Arts & Lectures is uniquely positioned to respond.
A&L’s 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative has already inspired our community with presentations by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, chef José Andrés and author Anne Lamott. We will continue to inspire, through shared experiences with thought leaders, creative problem solvers and arts visionaries who will guide us forward. CREATING HOPE programs strengthen human connection, promote emotional well-being, joy and compassion, and envision positive change. Learn more about the CREATING HOPE: https://artsandlectures.ucsb.edu/CreatingHope.aspx
ABOUT UCSB ARTS & LECTURES
Founded in 1959, UCSB Arts & Lectures (A&L) is the largest and most influential arts and lectures organization between Los Angeles and San Francisco. A&L annually presents more than a hundred public events, from critically acclaimed concerts and dance performances by world-renowned artists to talks by groundbreaking authors and film series at UCSB and Santa Barbara-area venues. With a mission to “educate, entertain and inspire,” A&L also oversees an outreach program that brings visiting artists and speakers into local classrooms and other venues for master classes, open rehearsals, discussions and more, serving K-12 students, college students and the general public.
This presentation is part of the 2021-2022 CREATING HOPE programming initiative.
$26 – $41 : General Public / $0 : UCSB Students (Current student ID required)
For tickets and more information, call UCSB Arts & Lectures at (805) 893-3535 or visit www.ArtsAndLectures.UCSB.edu.
Justice for All Lead Sponsors: Marcy Carsey, Connie Frank & Evan Thompson, Zegar Family Foundation, and Anonymous
Presented in association with the UCSB Feminist Futures Initiative, UCSB Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara Independent, and Standing Together to End Sexual Assault
UCSB Arts & Lectures gratefully acknowledges our Community Partners the Natalie Orfalea Foundation & Lou Buglioli for their generous support of the 2021-2022 season.