Walking Tamalpais at Avid Reader

Wednesday Apr 29 2009   19:30:00
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April 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Gary Snyder and Tom Killion
, authors of Tamalpais Walking, will read from and sign copies of their book.
The Avid Reader bookstore, 617 Second St., Davis, CA 95616
Free and open to the public; for more information call (530) 758-4040.

Tom KillionWoodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion grew up in Marin County, California, on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais, where the rugged scenery inspired him from an early age to create landscape prints strongly influenced by traditional Japanese woodblock prints. Along with publishing fine art letterpress books, Killion holds a PhD in African history from Stanford University and has taught history at several Bay Area universities. He is the founder of The Quail Press and his extensively illustrated books include 28 Views of Mount Tamalpais, The Coast of California, and Walls: A Journey Across Three Continents. Killion and Gary Snyder previously collaborated on The High Sierra of California, which was published by Heyday in 2002 and Tamalpais Walking, published in 2009. You can find out more about his artwork at www.tomkillion.com.  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato