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Free copies of and events for 2023 One Maryland One Book, "There There"

There There novel coverWhat if we all read the same book at the same time to discuss it? In that spirit, Maryland Humanities created One Maryland One Book (OMOB) ;to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book, including here at Salisbury University.

Maryland One Book Logo This year’s book, There There by Tommy Orange tells the interconnected stories of a cast of twelve Native characters from across generational lines, as they converge toward the Big Oakland Powwow. Together, the stories give a riveting portrait of the urban Indian experience. There There was one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year, and won the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, as well as the PEN/Hemingway Award.

The SU Fulton School of Liberal Arts is distributing 280 free copies of the book.

Author Talk - Featuring " There There" Author Tommy Orange

SU will host the One Maryland One Book " There There" author Tommy Orange in-person:

Date: October 12, 2023
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Salisbury University, Academic Commons, Assembly Hall

  • Introduction by Dr. Céline Carayon (History)
  • Author Conversation led by Dr. Isabel Quintana Wulf (English and American Studies)
  • Followed by Audience Q&A and Book Signing

On October 12, 7 p.m. in the Academic Commons, Assembly Hall, SU will co-host the author, Tommy Orange. Dr. Celine Carayon (History) will introduce the book and author. Dr. Isabel Quintana-Wulf (English and American Studies) will facilitate the author discussion, including audience questions. The event is free and open to the public.

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Other Upcoming Events

Tommy Orange talks with Maryland-based author Brendan Basham

Date: Thursday, September 7, 2023
Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
Location: Virtual

Join us for a virtual OMOB Kick-off Conversation as Tommy Orange talks with Maryland-based author Brendan Basham, whose debut novel SWIM HOME TO THE VANISHED will be released in August. The two writers will discuss the state of modern Native American literature, how THERE THERE fits into that legacy, and what readers can and should think about as they join in during the fall. Register for the event

Our local partners include the Wicomico County Libraries and Worcester County Libraries.