Kevin Young

Kevin Young


  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Lecture begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mary Harris Auditorium on RMCAD’s Campus

This event is presented in partnership with Lighthouse Writers Workshop, and tickets will be required to attend. RMCAD students, staff, faculty, and alumni may attend for free if they register using their RMCAD email.

Online registration is now closed but please join us at the venue to register or purchase a ticket.

About the Event

In partnership with the Lighthouse Writers Workshop, the VASD Program is proud to present poet, author, and editor Kevin Young in conversation with journalist Tina Griego. Young will read from his recent book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News and sit down with Griego for an in-depth conversation about the intersection of fact, fiction, and art. Young’s books will be for sale at the event and the artist will be present for a short book signing following the conversation.

About Kevin Young

Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and is the poetry editor at The New Yorker. He has authored, edited, and curated multiple books of poetry, essays, and nonfiction. Young is an American Academy of Arts and Sciences inductee and winner of a Stegner Fellowship in Poetry at Stanford University, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship, among others.

Learn more about Young at

About Tina Griego

Tina Griego is a longtime journalist and has written for The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Rocky Mountain News, The Denver Post, and the Albuquerque Tribune, and is currently the managing editor of The Colorado Independent. Her coverage of Indian Country, immigration, and education has won national and statewide recognition.

Who is Kevin Young?

Tuesday, March 5, 2019
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Texas Student Lounge

Hang out with Toby and Gretchen and get to know the work of visiting artist Kevin Young. We’ll check out Young’s work, eat some snacks, and get excited for the artist’s upcoming reading, on-stage interview, and Craft Talk with our partners at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome.

Next Day Q+A Lunch with Kevin Young

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

RMCAD faculty, staff, and students are invited to join the VASD Program and artist Kevin Young for a casual Q+A session over lunch. This intimate gathering provides an opportunity to further discuss the ideas presented in the previous night’s event and a place to further engage with our special guest.
Light lunch will be provided.

Craft Talk with Kevin Young

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Lighthouse Writers Workshop
1515 Race St, Denver, CO 80206

Kevin Young will conduct a special Craft Talk at Lighthouse Writers Workshop.

There are a limited number of free spaces available for RMCAD students. This event is also open to the public and public registration can be found at

To reserve a spot for this special opportunity RMCAD students are required to submit their application by Friday, March 8, 2019. The VASD Program Committee will review submissions and selected students will be notified by Tuesday, March 12, 2019.


Please contact Toby Fike at with any questions.

Tuesdays with Toby – Kevin Young

Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Texas Student Lounge
1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Take a moment to chat with Toby about the visit and work of VASD Program guest Kevin Young. Still have questions about the artist’s reading and on-stage conversation? Want to discuss the artist’s work over tacos? Join us for Tuesdays with Toby!

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