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Talking Volumes with Ross Gay

Wednesday, November 02
Show: 7pm
All tickets are $30 for the general public and $28 for MPR Members and Star Tribune subscribers

Talking Volumes with Ross Gay
at The Fitzgerald Theater
Wednesday, November 2 at 7:00pm
Ross Gay – Inciting Joy

Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune are proud to announce the 23rd season of Talking Volumes. Talking Volumes is hosted by award-winning journalist Kerri Miller. We are happy to announce that we will be back in the cozy confines of the Fitzgerald Theater this fall for discussions with four great authors.


About the Author
Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights: Essays and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Be Holding won the 2021 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. He is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project. Gay has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.


About the Book
An intimate and electrifying collection of essays from the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Delights. In these gorgeously written and timely pieces, prize-winning poet and author Ross Gay considers the joy we incite when we care for each other, especially during life’s inevitable hardships. Throughout Inciting Joy, he explores how we can practice recognizing that connection, and also, crucially, how we expand it. In “We Kin” he thinks about the garden (especially around August, when the zucchini and tomatoes come on) as a laboratory of mutual aid; in “Share Your Bucket” he explores skateboarding’s reclamation of public space; he considers the costs of masculinity in “Grief Suite”; and in “Through My Tears I Saw,” he recognizes what was healed in caring for his father as he was dying. In an era when divisive voices take up so much air space, Inciting Joy offers a vital alternative: What might be possible if we turn our attention to what brings us together, to what we love? Full of energy, curiosity, and compassion, Inciting Joy is essential reading from one of our most brilliant writers.

 

 

About the Host
Kerri Miller joined Minnesota Public Radio in June 2004 as host of Minnesota Public Radio’s Midmorning and Talking Volumes, the joint book club of MPR and the Star Tribune. She has been a radio and television news reporter since 1981. She has won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists National Achievement Award, Minnesota Broadcasters Award, the Associated Press Award and a Gracie award from the Association of Women in Radio and Television.

Tickets
Tickets go on sale Monday, July 18 at 12pm. All tickets are $30 for the general public and $28 for MPR Members and Star Tribune subscribers. Season ticket packages are available.

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COVID Policy
All concerts and events at The Fitzgerald Theater will require either proof of a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the prior 72 hours. Patrons must have a completed COVID-19 vaccination card, with their final dose at least fourteen days prior to the event, or a negative COVID-19 test result from a test taken 72 hours or less prior to the event.

*Please note, while this is our standard policy, it is subject to change. In addition, certain shows and/or artists may have modifications or updates to this policy. Please check the individual event page for exact policies and requirements.

* Celeste Ng and Ross Gay have asked that all attendees for their events be masked.

Sponsors
Minnesota Public Radio and the Star Tribune would like to thank this year’s Talking Volumes Season sponsor Becker Furniture World, and Bremer Bank.