A Literary Feast: Authors Dinner

Saturday Mar 22 2014   6:00 PM
The Lafayette Library and Learning Center Community Hall  3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA  map

Cris Benton (Saltscapes) and Kim Bancroft (Literary Industries) will join 22 other authors in Lafayette Library’s second annual Literary Feast fundraiser. Spend an intimate evening talking and listening to acclaimed authors from across the country. Taste and enjoy a sumptuous multi-course dinner prepared by local caterers, served within the library’s magical walls. This hallmark event raises the funds needed to provide one-of-a-kind art, science and literary events to over 20,000 local residents of all ages.

$225 per ticket; for more information visit lafayettelib.org/featuredEvent.html?eventId=78792.

Kim BancroftKim Bancroft is a longtime teacher turned editor and writer. She earned a B.A. in English from Stanford, an M.A. in English and a teaching credential from San Francisco State University, and a doctorate in education from UC Berkeley. She has taught at various high schools and community colleges in the Bay Area, at the Universidad de Guanajuato in Mexico, and at Sacramento State. Kim has edited several books, including Ariel: A Memoir by Ariel Parkinson; The Morning the Sun Went Down by Darryl Wilson; and Ruth’s Journey: A Survivor’s Memoir, by Ruth Glasberg Gold. She lives in Willits, California, in a redwood forest and enjoys the nouveau-Thoreau challenges and opportunities of life in a small cabin with a satellite dish on top. She is the great-great-granddaughter of Hubert Howe Bancroft. Read her blog, "Urban Woman's Guide Back to the Land," here: http://www.urbanwomanbacktoland.blogspot.com/
Cris BentonCris Benton is a retired professor of architecture and former department chair at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was engaged in teaching and research in the Building Science Laboratory as well as a program of post-occupancy building case studies. His kite aerial photography in the South Bay began during a sabbatical year spent as artist in residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, and it has continued under special use permits from the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The resulting images documenting the salt ponds have been shown at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Exploratorium, and the Coyote Point Museum, as well as conferences and art galleries. Benton’s aerial images have been used by over one hundred nonprofit agencies.