MVP Fridays | Ross Gay: "How Do We Incite Joy?"


Location: Geddes Hall, Andrews Auditorium (View on map )

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Join the Center for Social Concerns on Friday afternoons of home football weekends for lectures on questions of meaning, values, and purpose. Each lecture will be followed by a reception and book signing. All MVP Fridays are free and open to the public.

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. His new collection of essays, Inciting Joy, was released by Algonquin in October of 2022.

Co-sponsors: Black Faculty and Staff Association, Creative Writing Program, Initiative on Race and Resilience

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