Word Works: Kevin Young on Throwing Your Voice

Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 7pm

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Young’s talk will be about voice and the perils of style, as well as the possibilities of habits and finding new ones. After the talk, the audience will have a chance to ask questions during a Q&A moderated by a local writer, editor, or arts administrator.


Kevin Young attended Harvard University, where he studied under Seamus Heaney and Lucie Brock-Broido. Three of his books form what he calls “an American trilogy”: To Repel Ghosts, which explores the paintings of Jean-Michel Basquiat; Jelly Roll, a collection of blues poems; and Black Maria, a film noir. His collection of essays, cultural criticism, and “lyrical chorus,” The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness (2012), won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.


Hugo House

1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104

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