Consider This with Vanessa Veselka

January 26, 2023 | 7:00 p.m. | Alberta Rose Theatre

3000 NE Alberta St., Portland OR 97211

Join us on Thursday, January 26, for a conversation about class, power, and labor with Oregon writer 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 our 2023–24 Consider This series, People, Place, and Power.


Tickets are $15. To purchase a ticket, click here. To request free tickets, please use this form.

Can't make it to the Alberta Rose? Tune in from home! The conversation will stream live on YouTube.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities


$15; no-cost tickets available


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