Tuesday (Oct. 6) reading with Roxane Gay and Brian Leung

October 2, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Authors Roxane Gay and Brian Leung will be the Literary Reading Series featured readers at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6) in the Krannert Auditorium, Room 140 at Purdue University.

The event, sponsored by the Department of English and the Creative Writing Program, is free and open to the public.

Gay, a Purdue associate professor of creative writing, is the author of the novel "An Untamed State" and the story collection "Ayiti," though she is perhaps best known for her collection of essays in "Bad Feminist." Gay's work has appeared in Glamour, Best American Short Stories, and the New York Times Book Review among other places, and she also is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

Leung, a Purdue professor of English and director of the Creative Writing Program, is the author of the novels "Lost Men" and "Take Me Home." His short-story collection, "World Famous Love Acts," won the Asian American Literary Award & the Mary McCarthy Prize for Short Fiction. 

News Service contact: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: Samantha Atkins, visiting writers series coordinator, atkins5@purdue.edu 

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