Marygrove Conservancy Arts and Culture welcomes Roxane Gay as its 32nd author for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series.

SAVE THE DATE: October 22, 2020

The Marygrove Conservancy’s Department of Arts & Culture presents a virtual discussion: Creatives in a Time of Crisis at 7 PM on October 22, 2020 featuring the feminist cultural critic Roxane Gay ( Gay is the thirty-second guest in Marygrove’s Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series, which will resume with her appearance on the Marygrove campus in April 2021. The discussion will be moderated by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and host of WDET-FM’s Detroit Today Stephen Henderson and will also include Rochelle Riley, the City of Detroit’s director of arts and culture. Detroit Public Television (DPTV) will broadcast the discussion. Other partners include the Tuxedo Project, InsideOut, and Source Booksellers.


SAVE THE DATE: April, 2021

Marygrove College is proud to be entering the fourth decade of the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. From the great Gloria Naylor in 1989 to National Slam Champion Elizabeth Acevedo in 2019, Marygrove has brought significant African American authors to the attention of thousands in the Metro Detroit community.

Marygrove is thrilled to introduce Detroiters to the work of Roxane Gay as our 32nd Contemporary American Author. This is the most exciting way to enter a new decade of our signature event in the city of Detroit. Gay is one of today’s most talked-about writers because her work is edgy and thought-provoking on current issues involving feminism, race, gender, popular culture.

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