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Oakland Arts and Lectures

Oakland Arts and Lectures

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Join us for an exciting evening of literature and intellectual stimulation at Oakland Arts & Lectures! This in-person event will take place on Sunday, May 05, 2024, starting at 3PM PST. We are thrilled to host this event at the Oakstop - Broadway Gallery Suite, a vibrant and inspiring venue in Oakland, California.

This event is free and attendees will have the opportunity to win complimentary copies of Sheine Lende signed by Dr. Darcie Little Badger or Wandering Stars signed by Tommy Orange due to the support of the City of Oakland. Attendees must be present to win.

About Sheine Lende and Dr. Darice Little Badger

Shane works with her mother and their ghost dogs, tracking down missing persons even when their families can’t afford to pay. Their own family was displaced from their traditional home years ago following a devastating flood – and the loss of Shane’s father and her grandparents. They don’t think they’ll ever get their home back.

Then Shane’s mother and a local boy go missing, after a strange interaction with a fairy ring. Shane, her brother, her friends, and her lone, surviving grandparent – who isn’t to be trusted – set off on the road to find them. But they may not be anywhere in this world – or this place in time.

Nevertheless, Shane is going to find them.

Darcie Little Badger’s Elatsoe launched her career and in the years since has become a beloved favorite. This prequel to Elatsoe, centered on Ellie’s grandmother, deepens and expands Darcie’s one-of-a-kind world and introduces us to another cast of characters that will wend their way around readers’ hearts.

DR. DARCIE LITTLE BADGER is a Lipan Apache writer with a PhD in oceanography. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Elatsoe, was featured in TIME as one of the best 100 fantasy books of all time. Elatsoe also won the Locus Award for Best First Novel and was a Nebula, Ignyte, and Lodestar finalist. Her second fantasy novel, A Snake Falls to Earth, received the Newbery Honor, was a LA Times Book Prize Finalist, and was longlisted for the National Book Award. Darcie is married to a veterinarian named Taran and splits time between California and Texas.

About Wandering Stars and Tommy Orange

A TIME MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • The Pulitzer Prize-finalist and author of the breakout bestseller There There (“Pure soaring beauty.”The New York Times Book Review) delivers a masterful follow-up to his already classic first novel. Extending his constellation of narratives into the past and future, Tommy Orange traces the legacies of the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 and the Carlisle Indian Industrial School through three generations of a family in a story that is by turns shattering and wondrous.

“For the sake of knowing, of understanding, Wandering Stars blew my heart into a thousand pieces and put it all back together again. This is a masterwork that will not be forgotten, a masterwork that will forever be part of you.” —Morgan Talty, bestselling author of Night of the Living Rez

Colorado, 1864. Star, a young survivor of the Sand Creek Massacre, is brought to the Fort Marion prison castle,where he is forced to learn English and practice Christianity by Richard Henry Pratt, an evangelical prison guard who will go on to found the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, an institution dedicated to the eradication of Native history, culture, and identity. A generation later, Star’s son, Charles, is sent to the school, where he is brutalized by the man who was once his father’s jailer. Under Pratt’s harsh treatment, Charles clings to moments he shares with a young fellow student, Opal Viola, as the two envision a future away from the institutional violence that follows their bloodlines.

In a novel that is by turns shattering and wondrous, Tommy Orange has conjured the ancestors of the family readers first fell in love with in There There—warriors, drunks, outlaws, addicts—asking what it means to bethe children and grandchildren of massacre. Wandering Stars is a novel about epigenetic and generational trauma that has the force and vision of a modern epic, an exceptionally powerful new book from one of the most exciting writers at work today and soaring confirmation of Tommy Orange’s monumental gifts.

TOMMY ORANGE is a graduate of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. An enrolled member of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, he was born and raised in Oakland, California. His first book, There There, was a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize and received the 2019 American Book Award. He lives in Oakland, California.

About Oakland Arts & Lectures

Oakland Arts & Lectures was launched due to sponsorship from the Activate Oakland Event Sponsorship Program adminstrated by Visit Oakland and funded by the City of Oakland.

Oakland Arts & Lectures brings local literary patrons together in celebration of art, literature, and community as we highlight some of the most acclaimed authors from across the country. From captivating lectures to interactive question and answer sessions, this event promises to ignite your imagination and leave you inspired.

Discover new ideas, engage in meaningful conversations, and connect with fellow literary enthusiasts at Oakland Arts & Lectures .

This event is sponsored by the Activate Oakland Event Sponsorship Program.

Event Info

  • Dates: May 5, 2024
  • Location: Oakstop - Broadway gallery
  • Address: Oakland, CA 94612
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: all ages
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