Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Pay what you can for this event

Thank you for your interest in our programming! If you are able to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Tax receipts will be provided for donations of $20 or more. We hope you enjoy this event!
$5
$10
$20
$50
Other Amount:


One Page: There There

With Tommy Orange and Waubgeshig Rice
This event is presented by One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series

One Page: There There

With Tommy Orange and Waubgeshig Rice
This event is presented by One Page: Canada’s Virtual Literary Series
Tommy Orange
Waubgeshig Rice - Photo by James Hodgins

In a sweeping yet nuanced exploration of identity and the role of Native Americans in a contemporary urban America (in this case, Oakland, California), Cheyenne and Arapaho author, Tommy Orange’s novel  There There presents a complex portrait of urban life and the impact that racism, ignorance and historical wrongs has had on an interconnected group of Native American characters.

 

Inspired by a Gertrude Stein line about Oakland and all the ways it changed upon her return (“there is no there there”), Orange plays with this paradox of cities being both permanent and ever-changing places of nostalgia, desperation and success.

 

Tommy Orange talks with Anishnaabe journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice (Moon of the Crusted Snow).

 

About this event’s guests:
Tommy Orange
Waubgeshig Rice

 

Register in advance and tune in LIVE on October 29 from 9-10 pm EDT on the One Page Crowdcast channel.

 

Join Wait List

One Page: There There

Notify me if new tickets come available for this event

Number of tickets:
RSVP

One Page: There There

Please RSVP to help us gauge interest in our programming and be reminded when this event premiers