One City One Book: Main Event featuring Tommy Orange

in conversation with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
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San Francisco Public Library is honored to announce its 15th Annual One City One Book main event, There There by Tommy Orange. Tommy Orange will be at the Main Library in conversation with San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck.

There There tells the story of urban Native Americans living in Oakland, CA, depicting a beautiful, compelling, heartbreaking and urgently real landscape of the Native experience living in the Bay Area past and present day.

Throughout the months of October and November 2019, There There will be widely available at all San Francisco libraries and at bookstores around the city. We are pleased to offer many events and programs related to One City One Book, including  book talks, themed exhibits, programs and speakers along with city-wide celebration of Indigenous heritage and the 50th anniversary of the Alcatraz Occupation.This year’s One City One Book program is a joint partnership with the San Francisco Arts Commission, Oakland Public Library, City College of San Francisco, and June Jordan School of Equity. A Litquake event.






This is a Reading, Writing & Poetry program from SFPL. We love reading/sharing/creating words.

Join the Library's month long celebration honoring the voices of indigenous and native peoples First Person: Honoring Native and Indigenous Cultures.

One City One Book is San Francisco's annual citywide literary event encouraging our community to read the same book at the same time and then discuss book groups and at events throughout the City.
In 2019, we're reading There There by Tommy Orange.
Find out more at: One City One Book.

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