One of the hottest events of the week, NY Times contributing opinion writer, author of the best-selling author of Bad Feminist, and public intellectual Roxane Gay stops into Magers & Quinn to discuss her new collection Hunger. The deeply intimate writings inspect Gay’s childhood trauma of being violently sexually assaulted to her struggles with being overweight, and provides a critical look at bodies and their reception in public and contemporary pop culture. Get there early, it’s likely going to be a packed book store. 7 PM. Free. —Tracy Oxford

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