“The more you study delight, the more delight there is to study… I felt my life to be more full of delight. Not without sorrow or fear or pain or loss. But more full of delight." -Ross Gay
Join us for an online reading and Q&A on March 19th with author Ross Gay and glean inspiration for your own delight writing. Then, after taking the next week to lean into your own sense of wonder and joy & write your own essayettes, you're invited to share them at the follow-up event on March 26th, also at 6pm- we can't wait to hear what brings you delight! It's absolutely true that as you begin to look for delight to notice, the world seems filled with moments to delight in- something we all need more of these days!
Please pre-register & we'll send you the Zoom links to join.
Ross Gay is a poet, National Book Critics Circle Award winner, National Book Award finalist, and essayist. His works include four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September of 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.
Ross's delight writing was recently featured in a This American Life podcast that our staff highly recommends- you can listen to it here: https://www.thisamericanlife.org/692/the-show-of-delights