Bad Feminist

Bureau Book Club #3: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay

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Bureau Book Club #3: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay
October 12, 2014 7:00 PM
October 12, 2014 9:00 PM
646 457 0859
September 6, 2014
Bureau of General Services–Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10002, United States
Bad Feminist


The Bureau Book Club is a home for freewheeling discussion about the books and the issues that captivate us. Inspired by the conversations that break out after so many of the Bureau’s more formal events, we’ll have a one-hour session each month about a different work of fiction or non-fiction. Buy the book from the Bureau and get a 10% discount. We know you have busy lives: if you can’t finish the whole book, why not come and talk about the parts you’ve read? Just come prepared with a favorite quote. The Book Club discussions will be moderated by Ben Miller.

Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink—all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.”
For October, we’ll be reading a book of essays that has set both the blogs and the literary types abuzz: Roxane Gay‘s just-published New York Times best-seller Bad Feminist. Her publisher calls it “the journey of her evolution as a woman…a funny and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are.” Gay’s shockingly powerful stories and novels, her essays that mix high and low with ease and style, and her active Twitter and Tumblr presences that explore her black and queer feminist identities make her one of today’s most celebrated emerging writers.


 Purchase Bad Feminist from the Bureau before October 12th and receive a 10% discount!


Ben Miller is a Brooklyn-based writer. Current projects include award-winning biographical research on early gay activist Harry Hay that has taken him to archives in California and conferences from Pennsylvania to New Mexico, an adaptation of an early Mozart libretto for performance at Carnegie Hall, serving as dramaturg for Circuit Theatre Company’s production of The Walk Across America for Mother Earth, and new short fiction influenced by his historical research. His teachers in history and writing have included Linda Gordon, K. Kevyne Baar, Marcelle Clements, and Jonathan Safran Foer. Ben is the winner of New York University’s Bessie and Louis Levy Prize for Excellence in American History, and was named Steffi Berne Research Scholar in the Humanities by the same institution. He is a co-founder of Squid Ink Magazine (launching soon), works as Web Associate at the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund, and serves on the communications committee of the New York City LGBT Anti-Violence Project. He tweets @benwritesthings.