Pen Pals

Tommy Orange

Rescheduled - A Virtual Event

September 24, 2020 AT 7:30 PM

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.

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

Tickets & Access

  • Ticket sales for this lecture closed at 4:00 p.m. on the afternoon of the event.
  • This online event will use the Zoom webinar platform. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.
  • Ticket purchasers may only purchase Zoom access once per email, and registered emails may only view the presentation on one device. A personalized link will be sent to the email provided during purchase at least 48 hours prior to the live event. In addition, a link to an on-demand recording will be sent to ticket holders via email the day following the live event and available for viewing until Sunday, September 27.
  • View the digital Event Guide here.
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