On Writing Joy
with Brian Doyle and Ross Gay
Sunday, December 19, 2021, 3 PM – 4:15 PM EST
Remembering often evokes a kind of melancholy, a quiet yearning. But there is joy, too, in this life—vibrant colors, unexpected happiness, dance-inducing goodness. We’ll be looking at two joyful essays written by Brian Doyle and Ross Gay and analyzing how they put that joy on the page. Throughout the presentation, I’ll pause to ask questions, to offer prompts, and to wait for chat room responses, which bloom like poetry. Three days in advance, an on-line link to the essay will be provided to those who sign up.