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Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay

2023-01-11 19:00:00 2023-01-11 20:00:00 America/Chicago Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay Ross Gay, American poet and New York Times best-selling essayist, kicks off a new year with his forthcoming book, Inciting Joy. Virtual via Zoom and YouTube -

Wednesday, January 11
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2023-01-11 19:00:00 2023-01-11 20:00:00 America/Chicago Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay Ross Gay, American poet and New York Times best-selling essayist, kicks off a new year with his forthcoming book, Inciting Joy. Virtual via Zoom and YouTube -

Ross Gay, American poet and New York Times best-selling essayist, kicks off a new year with his forthcoming book, Inciting Joy.

Kick off your new year with a conversation about joy with best-selling essayist and award-winning poet Ross Gay. An exploration of the joy we incite when we turn our attention to what we love and what brings us together, Ross will discuss his most recent collection of essays, Inciting Joy, with performance poet Dan “Sully” Sullivan.

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding, winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His first collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019 and was a New York Times bestseller.

Dan “Sully” Sullivan is a three-time Chicago Poetry Slam Champion. His poems and performances have been featured on HBO Def Poetry Jam, WGN Morning News, and National Public Radio. Sully’s first full-length book of poems, The Blue Line Home, is available from EM-Press.​

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AGE GROUP: | Adults - ages 19+ |

EVENT TYPE: | Virtual Program | Popular Culture | General Interest |

TAGS: | EDI |

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