Authors on the Move

Saturday Mar 03 2012   5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency  1209 L St., Sacramento, CA  map

Saturday, March 3 from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Three Heyday authors (Laura Cunningham, Lois Goodwill, and Andrew Lam) will participate in the Ninth Annual Authors on the Move, Sacramento Public Library Foundation’s annual fundraiser. There will be 45 authors traveling between tables as dinners enjoy a four-course meal.

$200 per person; for more information visit saclibraryfoundation.org.

Laura CunninghamLaura Cunningham, an artist and naturalist, studied paleontology and biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and has worked at various field biology jobs for the California Department of Fish and Game, the U.S. Geological Survey, and other organizations, getting to know such species as the Owens Valley pupfish, the southern California steelhead trout, the Yosemite toad, and the Panamint alligator lizard. Simultaneously, she has been studying and painting California’s historic and living wildlife, flora, and unique landscapes. She lives near Death Valley National Park, where she cofounded the group Basin and Range Watch to explore the historical ecology of the desert ecosystems of California and Nevada, and to protect them. Visit her blog at https://laura-cunningham-art-nature.blogspot.com/.

Photo by Kevin Emmerich

Andrew LamAndrew Lam is an editor and cofounder of New America Media, an association of over two thousand ethnic media outlets in America. His essays have appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines across the country, and his short stories are anthologized widely. Followed by a film crew back to his homeland, Vietnam, he was featured in the documentary My Journey Home, which aired nationwide on PBS in 2004. His book Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora won a PEN American Beyond Margins award in 2006. Lam currently lives in San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Andrew Lam