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"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Ross Gay

Join this week's featured author, Ross Gay, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as he discusses his book, Be Holding, which is scheduled to be published on September 8, 2020.  Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers, as well as over his career in both the NBA and ABA.

Click here to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about Be Holding. Purchasing options for the book is available on this site, and it can also be purchased at any independent bookstore of your choice. (While we encourage you to read the books ahead of time it is not a requirement to participate in the series.)

Join us as we not only discuss his new book, but also dive into Gay's personal literature collection, his favorite readings, and participate in a live Q&A!

The first 5 people who sign up and attend this book club session will receive a free copy of Be Holding, courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Press!

 

About the authorRoss Gay teaches poetry at Indiana University, and is a finalist for the National Book Award, a winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critic's Circle Award (NBCCA).  Gay is the author of the poetry collections Against Which, Bringing the Shovel Down, Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens (with Aimee Nezhukumatathil), River (with Rose Wehrenberg), Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, and the essay collection The Book of Delights.

 

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Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m.

Virtual Event

"Authors and Anecdotes" Book Club: Featuring Ross Gay

Join this week's featured author, Ross Gay, in our virtual book club series, “Authors and Anecdotes”, as he discusses his book, Be Holding, which is scheduled to be published on September 8, 2020.  Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers, as well as over his career in both the NBA and ABA.

Click here to be directed to the University of Pittsburgh Press website to learn more about Be Holding. Purchasing options for the book is available on this site, and it can also be purchased at any independent bookstore of your choice. (While we encourage you to read the books ahead of time it is not a requirement to participate in the series.)

Join us as we not only discuss his new book, but also dive into Gay's personal literature collection, his favorite readings, and participate in a live Q&A!

The first 5 people who sign up and attend this book club session will receive a free copy of Be Holding, courtesy of the University of Pittsburgh Press!

 

About the authorRoss Gay teaches poetry at Indiana University, and is a finalist for the National Book Award, a winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critic's Circle Award (NBCCA).  Gay is the author of the poetry collections Against Which, Bringing the Shovel Down, Lace and Pyrite: Letters from Two Gardens (with Aimee Nezhukumatathil), River (with Rose Wehrenberg), Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, and the essay collection The Book of Delights.

 

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Thursday, September 17 at 12:00 p.m.

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