MIT Libraries logo MIT Libraries

MIT Logo Search Contact

MIT Reads

To build community and foster understanding

MIT Reads

MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Events and discussions are open to the entire MIT community.

Fall 2020 book selection: There There

Book cover

It is a pleasure to announce our next selection, chosen in partnership with the Indigenous Peoples Advocacy Committee: Tommy Orange’s There There. Read more and learn how to get the book.

Author event – A Conversation with Tommy Orange

We are excited to have Tommy Orange, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award, join us for a community discussion about his novel. Orange will be joined by members of MIT’s indigenous community. We invite you to submit your questions ahead of time.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2020
  • Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm
  • Place: virtual event – registration is required and seats are limited. Links will be emailed to all registrants shortly before the event.

Your participation is important to us: please notify mitreads-plan@mit.edu if you require accommodations in order to access this event. Closed captioning will be provided.

Sponsored by the MIT Libraries, the Institute Community and Equity Office, the Office of Multicultural Programs, MindHandHeart, the Sloan School, and Womens’ and Gender Studies.

Community discussions

Want to continue the conversation about There There?  Please join a small group discussion with other community members.  We’ll talk about the book and/or Tommy Orange’s virtual campus visit.  As always, MIT Reads events are open to all and guilt-free: if you weren’t able to attend or haven’t quite finished the book, you’re still welcomed to join us.

Registration required – a link will be emailed the day before the event.


MIT Reads is sponsored by the MIT Libraries and the MIT Press Bookstore.