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The Wolf Who Ate the Sky: Mill Valley

Monday Jul 06 2015   2:30 PM
Mill Valley Library  375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA  map

Three generations – Charles Hobson, Mary Daniel Hobson, and Anna – will share their book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky, and tell the story of how this book originated from a story Anna and her mother imagined and told to each other on the way to school. This event is kid-friendly!

Free and open to the public; for more information visit millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=483&recordid=21353.

Sacred Places

The Resilience of Sacred Places: Protecting Biodiversity

Tuesday Jul 07 2015   6:30 PM
The David Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

The David Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project host a powerful two-part program exploring local indigenous perspectives on environmental and social resilience. The first evening focuses on the critical role sacred places play in supporting biodiversity: according to the World Bank, indigenous peoples make up just four percent of the planet’s population, and their lands contain 80 percent of the planet’s species, making indigenous groups crucial allies in the fight to protect the environment. Join the Brower Center for an evening of conversation, film shorts, and a post-program community reception highlighting efforts to restore native cultural and biological heritage. Anne-Marie Sayers (Mutsun Ohlone), Director of Costanoan Indian Research, and Corrina Gould (Chochenyo Ohlone), co-organizer for Indian People Organizing for Change, will share their work from the front lines. Arrive early to peruse offerings from Heyday and News from Native California in the Hazel Wolf Gallery. Presented in partnership with Sacred Land Film Project

$10 Advance, $12 Door, $5 Students & Teachers, $15 Two-Day Ticket; for more information visit browercenter.org/exhibitions/2015-juried-show/events#sacredplaces.

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The Resilience of Sacred Places: Defining Security

Wednesday Jul 08 2015   6:30 PM
The David Brower Center  2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA  map

 

In the second evening of the Sacred Places program, the David Brower Center and Sacred Land Film Project consider diverse cultural definitions of security. Following a screening of selections from Standing on Sacred Ground, Caleen Sisk, Spiritual Leader and Tribal Chief of the Winnemem Wintu, will be in conversation with Sacred Land’s Toby McLeod. Together, they will explore the Winnemem Wintu’s fight against the enlargement of the Shasta Dam and ask how our society can prioritize environmental protection as a key component of our shared security. Arrive early to peruse offerings from Heyday and News from Native California in the Hazel Wolf Gallery. Presented in partnership with Sacred Land Film Project.

$10 Advance, $12 Door, $5 Students & Teachers, $15 Two-Day Ticket; for more information visit browercenter.org/exhibitions/2015-juried-show/events#sacredplaces2.

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Love, Los Angeles: A Conversation in Words and Images

Thursday Jul 09 2015   7:15 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library  630 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA  map

“Love, Los Angeles” is a letter in progress—a series of notes, fragments, reflections and odes—written by two native daughters navigating the quickly-changing landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Through photographs and texts, journalist and essayist Lynell George (LAtitudes contributor) and writer Marisela Norte have tunneled on foot from Boyle Heights to Venice and the Miracle Mile to Arcadia, crisscrossing time, place, dreams, and memory. Share in these in-the-moment observations of hope, grit, faith and longing as they are presented for the first time on stage, and eavesdrop on this intimate look into the heart of our city. With live DJ mix by Frosty of dublab.

Free, but RSVP recommended; for more information visit lfla.org/event-detail/1145/Love-Los-Angeles-A-Conversation-in-Words-and-Images.

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Tom Killion in San Francisco

Thursday Jul 09 2015   7:30 PM
Green Apple Books on the Park  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion will discuss his new book, California’s Wild Edge.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-tom-killion.

Photo by Miguel Farias

San Francisco’s Jewel City: Art Deco Society Lecture

Thursday Jul 09 2015   6:30 PM
Hotel Rex  562 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation and sign copies of her book. This event is sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California. Cocktails at 6:30, lecture at 7:30.

$10 for Art Deco Society members, $15 for non-members; for more information visit artdecosociety.squarespace.com/calendar.

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Selected Letters of Langston Hughes

Thursday Jul 09 2015   6:00 PM
Mechanics' Institute Library  57 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

The life and times of Langston Hughes is explored by Professor Rampersad, Senior Associate Dean for the Humanities at Stanford University, and activist Elaine Elinson, author of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California.

Free for Mechanics’ Institute members, $15 general admission; for more information visit milibrary.org/events/selected-letters-langston-hughes-jul-09-2015.

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Artist Reception and Discussion with Tom Killion

Friday Jul 10 2015  
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder and others, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, and accounts of travelers.

5:30: Artist reception in the Gallery with Tom Killion
7:00: Tom Killion will discuss and sign copies of his new book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bookpassage.com/event/tom-killion-california%E2%80%99s-wild-edge-coast-prints-poetry-and-history.

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Tom Killion in Big Sur

Sunday Jul 12 2015   4:00 PM
Henry Miller Library  48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA  map

Tom Killion, artist and author of California’s Wild Edge, will discuss his new book. He will highlight the poets who spent time in Big Sur, such as Jaime de Angulo, and also discuss his artistic process for creating such beautiful woodblock prints.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit henrymiller.org.

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Tom Killion at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Monday Jul 13 2015   7:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Woodcut artist Tom Killion will celebrate the release of his new book, California’s Wild Edge, which captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Killion’s exquisite prints are accompanied by the words of acclaimed poet Gary Snyder.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bookshopsantacruz.com/event/tom-killion-california%E2%80%99s-wild-coast.

Photo by Miguel Farias

A Tour of the 1915 PPIE with Laura Ackley

Tuesday Jul 14 2015   5:30 PM
Commonwealth Club  555 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation on and sign copies of her book. [5:30 p.m. networking reception; 6:00 p.m. program; 7:00 p.m. book signing]

$20 general admission, $8 Commonwealth members, $7 students; for more information visit commonwealthclub.org/events/2015-07-14/san-franciscos-jewel-city.

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She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: Book Party and Exhibit Opening

Saturday Jul 18 2015   6:30 PM
Maidu Museum  1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville, CA  map

Join photographer Dugan Aguilar and editor Theresa Harlan to celebrate the publication of their new book, She Sang Me a Good Luck Songand opening of the exhibit based on the book..

Free and open to the public; for more information visit roseville.ca.us/parks/parks_n_facilities/facilities/maidu_indian_museum/special_events.asp.

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Tales of Berkeley with Malcolm Margolin

Monday Jul 20 2015  
Books Inc. Berkeley  1491 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA  map

Malcolm Margolin will bring together a dozen voices of Berkeley to discuss what they valued about Berkeley that brought them there and what we need to do in the future to preserve these values. Featured speakers: Vincent Medina, Frances Dinkelspiel, Ishmael Reed, Gray Brecchin, Maxine Hong Kingston, Earll Kingston, John King, Kenneth Brower, David Lance Goines, with more to be confirmed soon!

Free and open to the public; for more information visit booksinc.net/Berkeley.

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Maps for Another Los Angeles

Thursday Aug 06 2015   7:00 PM
West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room  625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  map

From the smoky, spicy kitchens of a family taquero business in El Monte to the cowboy-and spacemen-themed landscapes of the San Fernando Valley to LGBT churches and synagogues in Los Angeles, LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas is a thrilling new book from Heyday that presents a literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles that reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways. Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics, nineteen essays by LA’s most exciting writers reveal complex histories and perspectives of Los Angeles. Hear from the cartographer, David Deis, and contributors Lynell George, Michael Jamie Becerra, Josh Kun, Luis Rodriguez (LA Poet Laureate), Sylvia Sukop, and Rosten Woo, about how they mapped a slice of Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by WeHo Reads and the West Hollywood Library.

Free and open to the public; for more information contact Corey Roskin at croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

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Three views of Los Angeles from “LAtitudes”

Friday Aug 07 2015   7:00 PM
Vroman’s Bookstore  695 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  map

Join LAtitudes contributors Sylvia Sukop, Laura Pulido, and Lynell George for a reading and signing.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit vromansbookstore.com.

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Literary Industries Travels Back to Its Roots

Monday Aug 17 2015   7:00 PM
Bryn Du Mansion  537 Jones Rd., Granville, OH  map

Kim Bancroft, editor of Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, will travel to the birthplace of her great-great grandfather Hubert Howe Bancroft to give a lecture and sign copies of her edited version of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bryndu.com/calendar/82-life-local/168-life-local-h-h-bancroft.

Photo by Evan Johnson

ArtStay at Emandal

Wednesday Sep 30 2015 - Sunday Oct 04 2015 
Emandal-A Farm On A River  16500 Hearst-Post Office Rd., Willits, CA  map

Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, will teach a class, “Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Exploring Emandal’s Web of Life,” as part of ArtStay at Emandal––four days of nature explorations, gourmet food, and wonderful company.

$575 (includes 4 nights of lodging, food, and instruction); for more information visit emandal.com/artstays-ii.