CANCELED Pages Bookshop Presents: An Afternoon Reading & Discussion Group of Ayiti
We are excited to be hosting a one-day event in anticipation of Roxane Gay's visit to Detroit for the Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series. You can find more information about it here.
During this workshop, we will be spending the time discussing and reading from Roxane Gay's "Ayiti" and other related texts. There will also be a writing component.
This event is free and open to the public. If you're interested in participating, we are offering all customers a 15% discount on a copy of "Ayiti."
We would like to acknowledge that some readers may find some of the topics and themes of Roxane Gay’s challenging and discomforting to read. Therefore, we ask that you be compassionate, respectful and empathic to yourself as well as the author while reading her creative work. During this workshop, we will allow time for you to discuss your thoughts and interrogate your discomfort.
We hope you can attend this special event and if you have any questions feel free to email email@example.com
Ayiti explores the Haitian diaspora experience. A married couple seeking boat passage to America prepares to leave their homeland. A mother takes a foreign soldier into her home as a boarder, and into her bed. And a woman conceives a daughter on the bank of a river while fleeing a horrific massacre, a daughter who later moves to America for a new life but is perpetually haunted by the mysterious scent of blood.
ROXANE GAY is also the New York Times bestselling author of the memoir Hunger; the story collection Difficult Women; the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and several comic books in Marvel's Black Panther: World of Wakanda series. She divides her time between Indiana and Los Angeles.
The 32nd Annual Contemporary American Authors Lecture Series is presented by the Center for Detroit Arts & Culture at Marygrove and The Tuxedo Project with support from the Kresge Foundation. CAALS 2020 programming is made possible by the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan, the Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation, and the Hudson Webber Foundation.