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Everett Public Library News Release

Posted on: November 2, 2020

Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver and Rebecca Kirby to present free online program

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EVERETT, WA – Join New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay, writer Tracy Lynne Oliver and artist Rebecca Kirby for a live conversation about their graphic novel “The Sacrifice of Darkness.” The free virtual program will be hosted by Everett Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. at

“The Sacrifice of Darkness” is a new original graphic novel from BOOM! Studios, based on Roxane Gay’s short story “We Are the Sacrifice of Darkness.” This full-length graphic novel expands the short story about a tragic event that forever bathes the world in darkness.

The book follows a woman and a man’s powerful journey through this new landscape as they discover love, family, and the true light in a world seemingly robbed of any. As they challenge the world’s notions of identity, guilt, and survival, they find that no matter the darkness, there remain sources of hope that can pierce the veil.

Roxane Gay is the author of the books “Ayiti,” “An Untamed State,” “Bad Feminist,” “Difficult Women” and “Hunger: A Memoir of My Body.” She is also the author of “World of Wakanda” for Marvel and the editor of “Best American Short Stories 2018.” She is currently at work on film and television projects, a book of writing advice, an essay collection about television and culture, and a YA novel entitled “The Year I Learned Everything.” In 2018, she won a Guggenheim fellowship.

Gay will be joined by her collaborators, writer Tracy Lynne Oliver and artist Rebecca Kirby, to discuss “The Sacrifice of Darkness” and talk about their creative and collaborative processes. 

This program is free and open to the public. Save your spot or join the event here:  

Copies of “The Sacrifice of Darkness” and Roxane Gay’s other books are available for loan from the Everett Public Library and for sale from Third Place Books.

For more information about Everett Public Library programs and services, visit or call 425-257-8000.

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