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The Deep Read: A Conversation with Tommy Orange

March 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm  |  Virtual Event


The 2021 Deep Read Program will explore Tommy Orange’s novel There There. The novel depicts a variety of urban Native American characters living in Oakland, CA. We think this novel meets the need to think deeply about Native American life in our contemporary moment, helping us rethink Native experience and representation. It was also hailed by last year’s Deep Read author, Margaret Atwood, as “an astonishing literary debut.”

Our month-long exploration of the novel will culminate in a free, live, online event with Tommy Orange in conversation with UCSC Creative Writing Professor Micah Perks. Registration details to follow.

About The Deep Read

This event is part of The Humanities Institute’s Deep Read Program that invites curious minds to think deeply about literature, art, and the most pressing issues of our day. We read books from a wide range of genres, exploring their implications on our politics, inner lives, and communities.


March 3, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm