September 25, 2022, 4:00 – 5:00 PM CDT

One Book, One ND Event featuring author Taylor Brorby

FREE EVENT. In visceral prose, Brorby recounts his upbringing in the coalfields; his adolescent infatuation with books; and how he felt intrinsically different from other boys.

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Time & Location

Virtual

This is a 4-week virtual lecture series using the Zoom platform. A series of four lectures about Norse Mythology over a four-week period.

About the Event

FREE ONLINE EVENT with Author Taylor Brorby and Moderator Tayo Basquiat

September 25th, 4:00 - 5:00pm CDT


Author Taylor Brorby

Taylor Brorby is the author of Boys and Oil, Crude, Coming Alive, and co-editor of Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. He is the Annie Clark Tanner Fellow in Environmental Humanities and Environmental Justice at the University of Utah.


Boys and Oil: Growing Up Gay in a Fractured Land 

In visceral prose, Brorby recounts his upbringing in the coalfields; his adolescent infatuation with books; and how he felt intrinsically different from other boys. Now an environmentalist, Brorby uses the destruction of large swathes of the West as a metaphor for the terror he experienced as a youth. From an assault outside a bar in an oil boom town to a furtive romance, and from his awakening as an activist to his arrest at the Dakota Access Pipeline, Boys and Oil provides a startling portrait of an America that persists despite well-intentioned legal protections.


Moderator Tayo Basquiat

Tayo Basquiat writes to pay attention and teaches to pay the bills. He and a passel of creatures dwell off-grid in the high desert of New Mexico.


One Book, One ND events are sponsored by the Paris Family Foundation and Prairie Public 


HND Value Statement

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this {article, book, exhibition, film, program, database, report, Web resource}, do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Humanities North Dakota.

However, in an increasingly polarized world, we at Humanities North Dakota believe that being open-minded is necessary to thinking critically and rationally.

Therefore, our programs and classes reflect our own open-mindedness in the inquiry, seeking, and acquiring of scholars to speak at our events and teach classes for our Public University.

To that end, we encourage our participants to join us in stepping outside our comfort zones and considering other perspectives and ideas by being open-minded while attending HND events featuring scholars who hold a variety of opinions, some being opposite of our own held beliefs.


Humanities North Dakota classes and events are funded in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities

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FREE EVENT. In visceral prose, Brorby recounts his upbringing in the coalfields; his adolescent infatuation with books; and how he felt intrinsically different from other boys.

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