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.
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)