Oregon Humanities presents a conversation about class, power, and labor with Vanessa Veselka.
Vanessa Veselka has been, at various times, a teenage runaway, a sex-worker, a musician, a student of paleontology, a union organizer, a cab driver, and a mother. She is the author of the novel The Great Offshore Grounds, which won the Oregon Book Award for fiction in 2021, and Zazen, which was awarded the 2012 PEN/Bingham Prize for debut fiction. Her short fiction appears in Zyzzyva and Tin House Magazine, and her essays appear in the New York Times, GQ, the Atlantic, Bitch Magazine, and Best American Essays.
This program is part of the 2023–24 Consider This series, People, Place, and Power.
Ticket sales do not cover the full cost of presenting Consider This events. When you buy a Conversation Starter ticket, you help us keep ticket prices low for everyone. Conversation Starter tickets convey no special benefits beyond good feelings and our gratitude.
To make sure as many people as possible who want to attend are able to, some tickets are available at no cost. (More information below)
If you’re able to pay for a ticket, we ask that you do so to help keep this program accessible to all.
Minors ok when accompanied by a parent or guardian