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Past Event

Special Event

Ross Gay – Toni Morrison Day Keynote Speaker

Ross Gay is the author of the poetry collections Against Which (2006), Bringing the Shovel Down (2011), Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (2015), winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and Be Holding (2022), winner of the PEN American Literary Jean Stein Award. As an essayist, he has published The Book of Delights, a 2019 New York Times bestseller, Inciting Joy (2022), and The Book of (More) Delights (2023). Gay is founding co-editor of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin’ and an ardent gardener and founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project.

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Co-Sponsored by the Department of English, Intercultural Center , Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Work, Leon Hess Business School, History & Anthropology, Guggenheim Memorial Library, Monmouth Review

Special thanks to community partner Project Write Now

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