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Virtual Author Series: Taylor Brorby

March 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

The National Willa Cather Center is hosting an author series as a way to connect Cather to contemporary writers as well as provide an accessible and inclusive space where readers can talk directly with writers about their work. Participating authors discuss how they create their work, thematic connections within and outside of their texts, and and how our shared experiences inform the work.

This virtual event is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

“Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured land” is Taylor Brorby’s account of his childhood and adolescence in Center, North Dakota, interwoven with historic coal-country vignettes.

Taylor Brorby is the author of Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured landCrude: 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.

Taylor’s work has appeared in The Huffington PostOrion MagazineThe Arkansas InternationalSouthern 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. He is the Annie Tanner Clark Fellow in Environmental Humanities and Environmental Justice at the Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah.