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Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 6:15 PM
COST: Free + $2.50 online ticket fee if purchased in advance
This is a free, ticketed event. There are two ways to get tickets: on-site 30 minutes before show time OR in advance online for a $2.50 service fee per ticket. View event details for more information on tickets and author signing line.

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Advance auditorium tickets are no longer available. Approximately 200 auditorium tickets will be available on-site on the day of the event.


Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. We distribute on-site tickets starting 30 minutes before to the event. Lines may form prior to that time depending on the popularity of the author. There will not be alternative viewing locations once seats have been filled.


To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! View event description for information.

Signing Line Information

To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books.

Books can be purchased online at, on-site at the event, or prior to the event at Parnassus Books.

If you previously purchased a copy of the author’s current book from Parnassus, you must show your receipt or other documentation from Parnassus Books to join the signing line.

Salon Patrons Receive a 10% discount on the book

  • Buy online at - use code SALON10 online for a 10% discount on the book
  • Buy at Parnassus Books in Green Hills - Get directions
  • Books will also be on sale at the event

Parking & Directions


  • Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University, Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville
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Parking Information

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  • Free parking available in the West Garage, directly across from Ingram Hall. From Blakemore Avenue, turn onto 25th Avenue South. Cross Children’s Way and the entrance to the garage will be on the right.

Driving Directions

    From Interstate 440, take West End exit heading east on West End Ave. Turn right on Blakemore Ave. Turn left at the third light (24th Ave.) The loading dock will be on your immediate left. Go to the four way stop. The parking entrance is to your left.

About Hunger

A searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

About Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State; the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti; and World of Wakanda for Marvel. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, and has written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon.