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Essays: Living Our Best Lives – Jenny Boully and Ross Gay and in conversation Walton Muyumba
June 8 from 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Jenny Boully is the author of Betwixt-and-Between: Essays on the Writing Life, The Body: An Essay, The Book of Beginnings and Endings, and other books. She teaches in and directs the MFA in Creative Writing at Columbia College Chicago.
Ross Gay is the author of three books of poetry, including Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released in 2019. Ross teaches at Indiana University.
Walton Muyumba’s writes criticism for several outlets, including The New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic. He’s interim Director of Creative Writing at IU-Bloomington and sits on the NBCC Board of Directors. Muyumba’s the author of The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism.