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Charis Books & More, in conjunction with Agnes Scott College, will host author Roxane Gay

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Charis Books & More, in conjunction with Agnes Scott College, will host author Roxane Gay


By Ellie Ritter, contributor

Acclaimed feminist author Roxane Gay has returned with a “deeply personal memoir” about being a woman in an “unruly” body, as well as finding oneself after violence or negative experiences, with her book “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.”

Charis Books & More, a local feminist bookstore, will co-host an event featuring Roxane Gay in collaboration with Agnes Scott College.

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Ms. Gay will read from her book and answer questions from the audience before signing copies of her books. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. on June 22 at Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall, located on the Agnes Scott Campus. There is free parking in the college parking deck directly across the street.

According to the event page, seating is limited, so seats should be reserved by purchasing a ticket. Each ticket which will include a copy of “Hunger.” Tickets are not refundable, and books that are not picked up in advance from Charis will be held for two weeks after the event.

Doors for ticket holders will open at 6:30 p.m. If event does not sell out in advance, doors will open at 7:15 to non-ticket holders. No photos or audio/visual recordings of Ms. Gay will be permitted.

Additionally, the event is wheelchair accessible, although the majority of seating is in pews. The event will be also be interpreted in American Sign Language, making it accessible for those with hearing disabilities. Volunteers are welcome, too.

Please email [email protected] if you have other specific accessibility concerns.  Email [email protected] or visit the event website for more information.

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