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PEN Presents: Roxane Gay & Randa Jarrar

After the Event You’re Invited:
Membership Month Kick Off Party

Drinks! Good Eats! DJ Mstrbrwn!
Hosted by:
Franklin Leonard, Natashia Deón, and Karolina Waclawiak 
 *members receive drink tickets, entry to the raffle

PEN Presents celebrates the power of words to inform, entertain, inspire, and foster a vital literary culture. This evening’s event will feature a conversation with Roxane Gay and Randa Jarrar, followed by a signing.

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014Best American Short Stories 2012Best Sex Writing 2012A Public SpaceMcSweeney’sTin House,Oxford AmericanAmerican Short FictionVirginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. She is the author of the books AyitiAn Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, andDifficult Women and Hunger forthcoming in 2017. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel.

Randa Jarrar’s work has appeared in The New York Times MagazineThe Utne ReaderSalon.comGuernicaThe RumpusThe Oxford AmericanPloughsharesThe Sun, and others. Her first book, the Arab-American coming of age novel, A Map of Home, is now on many college syllabi. Her new book, Him, Me, Muhammad Ali, was named one of the Most Anticipated Books of 2016 by The Millions, and one of Electric Literature‘s 25 best collections of the year. She runs RAWI (the Radius of Arab-American Writers) and loves coordinating events and strengthening communities.


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