Sunday, October 20, 1-3 p.m., Williams Center 108
Participants are invited to respond to Ross’ Gay’s newest work, The Book of DelightsIn 102 short essays, he discovers delights in routine encounters and beautiful and not-so-beautiful moments. In this open-to-everyone writing experience, participants will respond with their own essays and poems about moments of delight—no writing experience necessary. Free and open to the public.
A 1996 graduate of Lafayette, Ross Gay will present a keynote address at 7:30 p.m. on October 23, in Colton Chapel. He is the author of three books of poetry, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.
Marilyn Shoemaker Hazelton edits red lights, an international tanka journal, and is past president of the Tanka Society of America. Her poetry and essays have appeared in diverse publications.
This writing workshop is presented in conjunction with the forthcoming exhibition “Passing Bittersweet: A Tribute to Ross Gay’s The Book of Delights,” January 5-February 9, 2020 in the Williams Center Gallery, guest curator Elizabeth Johnson. Selected essays will be included in the exhibition.