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Poetry for the Planet: A Conversation with Roxane Gay on Twitter Spaces
Thursday, Apr. 21
6-6:30 PM ET
Hosted on Twitter Spaces and open to the public
In celebration of Earth Day, please Join Girls Write Now for our first ever Twitter Spaces event—including live discussion and open Q&A—with esteemed author, activist and friend of Girls Write Now, Roxane Gay. Gay will explore the intersection between feminism and environmentalism, and how our words have the power to enact real change on both fronts. On Twitter Spaces, you can ask your burning questions, and get inspired to fight for a better tomorrow!
This event is a follow up to our April 20 workshop, Earth Day with Twitter: Poetry for Our Planet, in which Girls Write Now mentees will collaborate with Twitter mentors for the day to create cento poems about caring for the world around us—ledby poet, educator and Girls Write Now mentee alumna, Brittany Barker.
Meet Our Host
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects. She also has a newsletter, The Audacity and a podcast, The Roxane Gay Agenda. Roxane was a keynote speaker at the 2015 Girls Write Now Chapters Reading.
This event is open to:
April 21, 2022 – 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm EDT
In celebration of Earth Day, Girls Write Now is proud to announce we’re partnering with Twitter! In a series of writing workshops, we will practice being good stewards of the earth, by being economical in our messages about caring for the world around us. Learn more about our corporate partnerships!