Friends of HCL Event Update
Under the advisement of the Minnesota Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control, both of whom strongly recommend limiting gatherings of 50 and more, we are postponing Pen Pals with Tommy Orange.
While Tommy Orange will no longer appear on April 30 & May 1, we are working with his representatives to potentially reschedule his appearance at a to-be-determined time in the near future. Ticketholders will be contacted as soon as possible about the new dates, including options to keep their tickets, donate their tickets, or receive a refund. With date negotiations ongoing, and with our library-based Box Office currently closed to staff, we appreciate the patience and understanding of our ticketholders as we develop concrete next steps. Updates will continue to be sent directly to ticketholders via e-mail and posted on this website.
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.
Both the evening and morning lectures for Tommy Orange are sold out. To be notified if tickets become available, join the waitlist by clicking the button below!
Proceeds from this event benefit Friends of the Hennepin County Library.