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Illinois Libraries Present: Inciting Joy: A Conversation with Ross Gay

Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:00 PM8:00 PM

Virtual Program — It will be offered via Zoom.

Join us for a conversation with Ross Gay, American poet and New York Times best-selling essayist, as he kicks off a new year with his new book, Inciting Joy.

Mr. Gay is the author of three collections of poetry: Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award; Bringing the Shovel Down; and Against Which. He is also the author of the essay collection The Book of Delights.

Mr. Gay is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, and an editor of the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press.

He currently teaches at Indiana University and in Drew University’s low-residency MFA program in poetry and poetry in translation.

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering premier events. ILP is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a department of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). ILP is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

Register for this program at https://bit.ly/Rossgay.


Wednesday, January 11, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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