Roxane Gay Reads From Hunger at Agnes Scott College

Event date: 
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm



Our favorite "Bad Feminist" Roxane Gay returns with a deeply personal memoir about what it means to be a woman in an "unruly" body, what it means to nurture oneself through all one's hungers, and how to find a home in the world that is not always or even often safe, but is sometimes beautiful. For anyone who has struggled to find solace after violence or to recognize the ambivalent power of their own human body, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body is a gift that will open eyes and hearts. Roxane Gay is one of the most important voices of our generation and Charis is so honored to co-host Roxane Gay in collaboration with Agnes Scott College at historic Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall.

Ms. Gay will read from Hunger and answer questions from the audience before signing copies of her books. No selfies/photos and no audio/visual recordings of Ms. Gay, please.

Because seating is limited, to reserve your seat, you must purchase a ticket which will include a copy of HungerA Memoir of (My) Body. Doors for ticket holders will open at 6:30pm. If event does not sell out in advance, doors will open at 7:15 to non-ticket holders. Event will begin promptly at 7:30pm.

Gaines Chapel in Presser Hall is located on the campus of Agnes Scott College, on S. McDonough St. with free parking in the college parking deck directly across the street. (GPS Mappable Address is 137 Buttrick Dr, Decatur, GA 30030)



Do I have to buy a ticket to get in?
You have to buy a ticket if you want to make sure that you are allowed in/reserved a seat. Your ticket is simply the price of the book (Hunger: a Memoir of (My) Body) plus tax. Please print your ticket and bring it with you to the event for admission and to pick up your book. If you do not wish to buy a ticket you can take your chances that the event will not sell out in advance and we will open the doors to a general non-ticketed audience at 7:15pm. All books not picked up at the event will be held at the store for two weeks.

Will Ms. Gay sign my book?
Yes! There will be a signing after the reading. Ms. Gay will sign books for anyone who would like. In the interest of time, she will only personalize copies of her newest book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body.

Will Ms. Gay take a picture with me?
No. Respectfully, please do not ask for photos or selfies with Ms. Gay. Please do not make video recordings of the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

By Car: There is free parking in the public deck located across the street from Gaines Chapel/Presser Hall. If you put in 137 Buttrick Drive. Decatur, GA 30030 you will be directed to the parking deck.

By MARTA: Agnes Scott's campus is a short three-block walk from Atlanta's subway system, known as MARTA. Take the East-West line to Decatur Station. Exit the terminal on the Church Street side and head south (toward the corner of Trinity and Church). Use the pedestrian tunnel to pass beneath the railroad tracks; you will merge at the College Avenue entrance to campus.

Is the event accessible?
Yes, the event is wheelchair accessible. Majority of seating is in pews. Event will be ASL interpreted. Please email by June 15th if you have other specific accessibility concerns. 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email with any questions.

Can I volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer with Charis during the event, please email and we will connect you with a volunteer opportunity.

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are not refundable. Please pass it on to a friend. Books will be held for pick-up for two weeks at our store (1189 Euclid Ave. NE Atlanta, GA 30307) after the event.

Event address: 
137 Buttrick Dr,
Gaines Chapel/ Presser Hall
Decatur, GA 30030
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062362599
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

New York Times bestseller

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist

Lambda Literary Award winner

Difficult Women Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802125392
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press - January 3rd, 2017

Award-winning author and powerhouse talent Roxane Gay burst onto the scene with An Untamed State and the New York Times bestselling essay collection Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Gay returns with Difficult Women, a collection of stories of rare force and beauty, of hardscrabble lives, passionate loves, and quirky and vexed human connection.

Bad Feminist: Essays Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

From the author of Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, the New York Times Bestseller and Best Book of the Year at NPR, the Boston Globe, Newsweek, and many more

A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay.

An Untamed State Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802122513
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - May 6th, 2014

"Once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down. An Untamed State is a novel of hope intermingled with fear, a book about possibilities mixed with horror and despair.

Ayiti Cover Image
By Roxane Gay, Nicole Gay (Photographer)
ISBN: 9781450776714
Availability: Special Order
Published: Artistically Declined Press - October 11th, 2011

The debut collection from the vibrant voice of Roxane Gay is a unique blend of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, all interwoven to represent the Haitian diaspora experience. Roxane Gay lives and writes in the Midwest where she is an Assistant Professor at Eastern Illinois University.