Pen Pals

Tommy Orange

Rescheduled - A Virtual Event

September 24, 2020 AT 7:30 PM

Friends of HCL Event Update

After careful consideration of current recommendations from health agencies, this event has been rescheduled as a virtual, livestreamed event on Thursday, September 24, at 7:30pm. An on-demand recording will be available exclusively to registered ticket holders through Sunday, September 27.

Ticket holders have been contacted via e-mail about the new date and format with options to keep their tickets, donate their tickets, or request a refund. If you have any questions, please discuss your needs first with the primary ticket holder contact for your ticket order. If your group has additional questions, please e-mail Friends of HCL Events Manager Rob Goudy at rgoudy@hclib.org, or call the Pen Pals Box Office at 612-543-8112. Please note: Staff are currently working remotely while our library-based office is closed. We appreciate your patience as we work to return your e-mails and voicemails, and anticipate a reply within 5 business days.


Tommy Orange is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel There There, a multi-generational, relentlessly paced story about a side of America few of us have ever seen: the lives of urban Native Americans. The book is one of the most celebrated novels of the last year, having received a National Book Critics Circle Award and a PEN/Hemingway award, as well as being named one of the top ten books of 2018 by The New York Times and others. Orange is an enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma. He was born and raised in Oakland, Calif. For this event, Tommy Orange will be joined in conversation by Minnesota author and Professor of Ojibwe Anton Treuer.

If you are interested in purchasing new tickets to this event, please check this page later in the summer for updates. No additional tickets are being sold to this event at this time.

Proceeds from this event benefit Friends of the Hennepin County Library. 

Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Main Street
Hopkins, MN 55343
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Ticket Prices: 
$45-55
Box Office: 
(612) 543-8112
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