Winter With the Writers

Ross Gay

Poet and 2015 National Book Award Finalist

Ross Gay: Master Class

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Thanks to a new partnership with the National Book Foundation (NBF), Winter With the Writers will host 2015 National Book Award Finalist Ross Gay on February 24-25, 2016.

Rollins College Partners with the National Book Awards

Video: 2015 National Book Award Finalist Reading

Event Preview

Stephanie Macias previews Gay's visit.
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Event Recap

Arima Elmaghraby recaps Gay's visit.
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February 24, 2016, 8:00 p.m.

Harold Augenbraum, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation
Talk: Why Books Are a Crazy Business (and thank heaven for that)
Kerouac House

February 25, 2016, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Ross Gay, Sy Montgomery, Harold Augenbraum Coffee Talk
Writer’s Block Bookstore
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Speaker Bio

Current as of

In 2015, Ross Gay was one of five National Book Award Finalists in poetry for his book Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude. He is the author of two other poetry collections: Against Which and Bringing the Shovel Down. He is also the co-author, with Aimee Nezhukumatathil, of the chapbook "Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens," in addition to being co-author, with Richard Wehrenberg, Jr., of the chapbook, "River."

He is a founding editor, with Karissa Chen and Patrick Rosal, of the online sports magazine Some Call it Ballin', in addition to being an editor with the chapbook presses Q Avenue and Ledge Mule Press.

Ross is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. He has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Gay teaches at Indiana University.