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Virtual Author Series: Taylor Brorby

Virtual Author Series: Taylor Brorby

Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 7:00pm

We are proud to bring memoirist Taylor Brorby to our author series for a discussion about his book Boys and Oil: Growing up gay in a fractured land. Brorby will read from his book, an account of his childhood and adolescence in Center, North Dakota interwoven with historic coal-country vignettes. Of Brorby's book New York Times critic Jung Yun writes, "a good memoir allows readers to find moments of common ground with the author. A great memoir, however, renders moments wholly outside of the reader's experience in ways that evoke emotion and understanding." You can register for Brorby's talk here, and you can also purchase his book in our bookstore here.

Funding was provided by Humanities Nebraska and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

About the Author

Taylor 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.

Taylor’s work has 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 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.