In this live reading and music event, bestselling author Roxane Gay will read a piece of her writing, and Toshi Reagon and Celisse will perform “answer songs” written in response. The event will be recorded and released as an episode of the SongWriter podcast, and excerpts will air on the syndicated radio program Acoustic Cafe for 2M listeners. This will be Roxane’s second appearance on SongWriter (you can hear her first episode here, which was recorded in the Rare Books Room at the Strand Bookstore).
The show is presented by the Harlem School of the Arts, and a portion of proceeds will go to support their arts education mission. The Strand Bookstore is a media sponsor.
This performance will be hosted on Zoom; a private link will be emailed to ticket holders shortly before the show. Please note that this performance may include mature content.