Hear to Slay - LIVE!

Hear to Slay - LIVE!

IRL events with your favorite feminist BFF's

“It was a fantastic evening. Roxane Gay and Tressie McMIllan Cottom broke the mold in the best possible way. The audience absolutely loved it!”

– Lannan Foundation

Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom - Hear to Slay - LIVE!

JULY 22–24, 2022

Boone, NC
The Art of Living Retreat Center

During this exciting event, Roxane and Tressie will deliver insights, teachings and thought-provoking conversations that will educate and empower attendees. There will be instruction in becoming better writers, more effective change-makers and stronger women.

Roxane and Tressie will be joined by Debbie Millman, an acclaimed designer, author, educator, and the host of the long-running podcast Design Matters.

Subject to change

Friday 7:30–9:00 pm Saturday 9:30 am–12:30 pm and 2:00–4:00 pm Sunday 9:30–11:30 am Room checkout is 11:00 am; luggage may be held at Reception.


Represented exclusively by The Tuesday Agency

Tressie McMillan Cottom


Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom are the bold, brilliant, and bad-ass hosts of Hear to Slay, a podcast with an intersectional perspective on celebrity, culture, politics, art, life, love, and more – basically the black feminist podcast of your dreams.

Together, Roxane and Tressie give their listeners a space where they can support, challenge, and grow with one another through critical conversation on everything from pop culture and art to politics and mental health.

Only on Luminary

“As I began to imagine my ideal show, there was only one woman I wanted to work with, Tressie McMillan Cottom, my co-host for Hear to Slay. Tressie is fiercely intelligent, hilarious, and genuine. She is as provocative as she is charming. Together we’ve developed a show that will cover the high brow, the low brow and everything in between.”

– Roxane Gay