LRU Visiting Writers Series - Tommy Orange


Every year, the LRU Visiting Writers Series invites authors to tell the stories behind their own works in a relaxed environment before university and community audiences. We invite you to come listen to Tommy Orange, a brilliant new writer at the start of a major career.  Orange talks about his craft, the writing process, and Native American history and culture, often with meticulously researched visual presentations. In his 2017 opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times, “Thanksgiving is a tradition. It’s also a lie,” he confronted the violent past of the American holiday, asking readers to challenge their traditions. 

The event will be held in the Belk Centrum on LRU campus.  The event is free and open to the public. Tickets may be obtained by calling 828.328.7206 or going to the box office in PE Monroe Auditorium.



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