Pulitzer Prize finalist, award-winning author of “There There”
Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address
Tuesday, January 10, 2023, 6:00 p.m.
McCrary Theatre, Center for the Arts
Tommy Orange’s “There There” is an exceptional debut novel that grapples with the history of a nation while showcasing a side of America few people have ever seen. After noticing a lack of stories about urban Native Americans, Orange created a remarkable work that explores those who have inherited a profound spirituality, but who are also plagued by addiction, abuse and suicide. “There There” tells the story of 12 characters who each have private reasons for traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, and who come together after a brutal act of violence.