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K-State Today

October 25, 2023

Author Taylor Brorby to read at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3

Submitted by Karin Westman

Taylor Brorby

On Friday, Nov. 3, author Taylor Brorby will read from his work at 3:30 p.m. in the K-State Student Union's Wildcat Chamber with concurrent streaming on Zoom.

The event is free and open to the public. For access to the livestream, register for the link at tinyurl.com/brorbykstate.

Brorby is the author of "Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land," "Crude: Poems," "Coming Alive: Action and Civil Disobedience," and co-editor of "Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America." His work has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Book Critics Circle, the MacDowell Colony, the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Mesa Refuge, Blue Mountain Center and the North Dakota Humanities Council.

Brorby's work has also appeared in The Huffington Post, Orion Magazine, The Arkansas International, Southern Humanities Review, North Dakota Quarterly and has appeared in numerous anthologies. He is a contributing editor at North American Review and serves on the editorial boards of Terrain.org and Hub City Press.

Brorby regularly speaks around the country on issues related to extractive economies, queerness, disability and climate change. He is an assistant professor and teaches nonfiction writing at the University of Alabama.

"Taylor Brorby is a literary eco- and social warrior!" said Elizabeth Dodd, university distinguished professor of English and creative writing. "His new memoir brilliantly explores toxic ideologies that harm queer people, communities and the Earth. His love for prairie landscapes and his grief over the ecological violence done to them braids powerfully with his personal story of growing up gay in the rural Great Plains in this important book. And he's a dynamic, personable speaker! This reading is one not to miss."

For more information about Brorby's work, visit his website.

The reading is sponsored by the English department in the College of Arts and Sciences and Student Governing Association's DEIB Committee.