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Hear their stories, ask them questions, tell them your story. 

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ROXANE GAY

is a New York Times bestselling author. Her work spans books, short stories, television, and film.

RACHEL CARGLE

is an academic, writer and philanthropist who examines the intersection of race, feminism, and womanhood.

POROCHISTA
KHAKPOUR

is an award-winning, critically acclaimed author. She teaches creative writing and literature.

GREG MANIA

is a writer, comedian, and award-winning screenwriter dubbed, "an impressive humorist with a voice all his own."

PHOEBE ROBINSON

is a multi-talented stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling author, and actress.

LIVE SEMINARS

Interact with celebrity hosts and join the conversation.

  • Celebrity host presents content. Topic varies by seminar.

  • Ask questions and voice opinions on seminar topic.

  • Live video conference with up to 100 participants.

LIVE WORKSHOPS

Undivided attention from celebrity host in a small group setting.

  • Receive 4 minutes of undivided mentoring with your celebrity host.

  • Work through a life question or get feedback on your writing. Use your time your way.

  • Live video conference with up to 25 participants.

 

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ROXANE GAY


is a New York Times bestselling author. Her work spans books, short stories, television, and film.

Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014Best American Short Stories 2012Best Sex Writing 2012A Public SpaceMcSweeney’sTin HouseOxford AmericanAmerican Short FictionVirginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books AyitiAn Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.

LIVE WORKSHOPS

Undivided attention from celebrity host in a small group setting.

  • Receive 4 minutes of undivided mentoring with your celebrity host.

  • Work through a life question or get feedback on your writing. Use your time your way.

  • Live video conference with up to 25 participants.

LIVE SEMINARS

Interact with celebrity hosts and join the conversation.

  • Celebrity host presents content. Topic varies by seminar.

  • Ask questions and voice opinions on seminar topic.

  • Live video conference with up to 100 participants.

CELEBRITY HOST

POROCHISTA KHAKPOUR


is a critically acclaimed author. Her debut novel, Sons and Other Flammable Objects, was a New York Times Editor’s Choice, one of the Chicago Tribune’s Fall’s Best, and the 2007 California Book Award winner in the “First Fiction” category. Her second novel, The Last Illusion, was a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and many more. Her third book, Sick: A Memoir, was a Best Book of 2018 according to Time MagazineReal Simple, Entropy, Mental Floss, Bitch Media, Autostraddle, The Paris Reivew, LitHub, and more. Among her many fellowships is a National Endowment for the Arts award. Her nonfiction has appeared in many sections of The New York Times, the Los Angeles TimesElleSlateSalon, and Bookforum, among many others. Her most recent book is a collection of those essays, Brown Album (Vintage, May 2020). She has taught creative writing and literature at Johns Hopkins, Wesleyan, Columbia, Bucknell, Bard, Sarah Lawrence College, and many other universities around the country. She lives in New York City.

 

CELEBRITY HOST

PHOEBE ROBINSON


is a multi-talented stand-up comedian, New York Times best-selling author, and actress. She is best known as the co-creator and co-star of the hit podcast turned TV show 2 Dope Queens. Robinson recently launched a production company, Tiny Reparations. Her first project under Tiny Reparations is hosting and executive producing a 10-episode interview series titled, Doing the Most with Phoebe Robinson, set to launch on Comedy Central later this year. 

 

On her critically-acclaimed talk show, Sooo Many White Guys, Phoebe interviews today’s biggest stars and groundbreakers including Tom Hanks, Issa Rae, Abbi Jacobson, and many more. Phoebe is also making her presence known in publishing as author of the New York Times best seller You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have To Explain, a collection of essays about race, gender and pop culture. Her second book, Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay was released October 2018.

CELEBRITY HOST

GREG MANIA


is a writer, comedian, and award-winning screenwriter based in New York City. His words have been published in Vanity FairO, The Oprah MagazinePAPEROutBOMBThe MillionsElectric LiteratureThe RumpusHuffPost, among other international online and print platforms. His debut memoir, Born to Be Public, out August 25 from CLASH Books, has been dubbed as "comedic gold" by O, The Oprah Magazine and Kirkus Reviews calls him "an impressive humorist with a voice all his own."