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Author Event: Tommy Orange


1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Online via Zoom

Author Event: Tommy Orange
Author Tommy Orange will visit a Puente Learning Community class on Zoom to talk about his award-winning novel, "There There" and his life experiences. Everyone at the college is welcome to join this online session (rescheduled from an earlier date in February).

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Tommy Orange was one of three featured authors in this year's Silicon Valley Reads community reading campaign. “There There” follows a dozen characters from Native American communities, exploring their interconnected experiences and heritage as they travel to the Big Oakland Powwow. The novel was a 2019 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction.

Orange graduated from the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts, and was a 2014 MacDowell Fellow and a 2016 Writing by Writers Fellow. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he was born and raised in Oakland, California.

(Photo credit: Elena Seibert)

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