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Delight, Gratitude, Joy: Entangle Me- A Discussion With Author Ross Gay

Oct 8, 2019
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Davis Center 417/419 (Livak Ballroom)

Ross Gay discusses The Book of Delights, a collection about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. His is a meditation on delight that takes a clear-eyed view of the complexities, even the terrors, in his life, including living in America as a black man; the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture; the loss of those he loves. More than any other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world-his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis.

Sponsored by the Environmental Program, with support from the Department of English, the Rubenstein School for Environment and Natural Resources, the Humanities Center, and the Eco-Culture Lab.

Reception and book signing immediately following in the Fireplace Lounge, Davis Center.

Free public parking in the Jeffords Visitor Lot after 3:30 pm.

For ADA accommodations: (802) 656-3033

For more information, contact The President's Office at 802-656-0462 or susan.davidson@uvm.edu.

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