Creative Writing Reading Series: Ross Gay

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Date/Time
Date(s) - April 26, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location
Lory Student Center, Cherokee Ballroom

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Ross Gay Event Slide

April 26, 7:30 PM —Ross Gay

(Cherokee Ballroom, LSC)

Kingsley Tufts Award and National Book Critics Circle Award winner Ross Gay, is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. Gay’s most recent collection was also a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award in Poetry, the Ohioana Book Award, the Balcones Poetry Prize, the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award, and it was nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Ross Gay is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’, in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press. Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Ross teaches at Indiana University.

The interactive event will feature a reading from Ross Gay’s most recent book of poetry, Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, as well as new writing, followed by a discussion on environmental engagement, diversity, inclusion, and free speech.

This event is free and open to the public, but we are asking that attendees please RSVP here: https://advancing.colostate.edu/EVENTS/CWRS