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Roxane Gay: Opinions


Revered cultural commentator Roxane Gay returns to Melbourne for one night only to share a decade's worth of opinions.

About the Event

Unapologetic, sometimes controversial, and always unflinchingly honest, Roxane Gay has built a remarkable career using her powerful voice to articulate the nuances of our most pervasive issues. Body image, civil rights, feminism, popular culture, social etiquette – you name it, Gay has written about it.

The esteemed writer, professor and cultural commentator joins host Jan Fran at Melbourne Town Hall for one night only to discuss her most strongly held views on the culture and politics of the past decade, celebrated in her latest book, Opinions: A Decade of Arguments, Criticism, and Minding Other People’s Business.

Don’t miss Roxane Gay as she reflects on the fundamental importance of holding complicated views in our complicated times.


Roxane Gay is presented in Melbourne by The Wheeler Centre and Now or Never.
She is presented in Sydney by Festival of Dangerous Ideas.


Full $49.50
Concession $39.50
Blaktix $34.50

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About the Book

Roxane Gay will be signing books after the event.  

The bookseller for this event is Hill of Content.


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Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and... Read more

Jan Fran

Jan Fran is a Walkley-winning journalist, TV Presenter and internet commentator. Jan is the creator, writer and presenter of the online opinion segment, The Frant, which has been viewed more than 20 million times on social media and earned Jan a 2019 Walkley Award for Best Commentary, Analysis, Opin... Read more


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90-120 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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