WVC presents visiting writer and memoirist Taylor Brorby March 7

Feb. 27, 2023

 Media Contacts:
Joan Qazi, WVC geography instructor, jqazi@wvc.edu
Derek Sheffield, WVC English faculty, dsheffield@wvc.edu
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436

Visiting writer Taylor Brorby will speak about his book “BOYS AND OIL: Growing Up Gay in a FracturedBrorby event poster Land,” in The Grove Recital Hall on Tuesday, March 7 from 1-2 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and parking is free during the event.

“BOYS AND OIL” is a coming-of-age memoir set in North Dakota. Brorby discusses his upbringing in oil country as a young, gay environmentalist. The book has recently received praise in The New York Times, Publishers Weekly and the Chicago Review of Books. Brorby is an essayist and poet. The coeditor of “Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America,” his work has appeared in the Huffington Post, Orion, and North American Review, where he is a contributing editor.

This visiting writer event is sponsored by the WVC Arbor Day Committee, as well as Central Washington University, Write on the River, the WVC English Department, the WVC QSA (Queer Straight Alliance), ASWVC, Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, A Book for All Seasons and the WVC Sustainability Committee.


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