California’s Wild Edge: An Evening of Art and Poetry of the California Coast with Gary Snyder and Tom Killion

Saturday Jun 27 2015   5:00 PM
Toby's Feed Barn  11250 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Artist Tom Killion and poet Gary Snyder have reunited to produce another exquisite book, one that helps us see and appreciate the meeting of land and sea in California in a new way. Their new book, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History, captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino to Point Lobos and beyond, portraying the rocky cliffs, storm tides, and serene moonlit coves. The beauty of Tom’s work is deepened by Gary’s poetry, as well as selections from other poets, storytellers, and travelers.

  • 5:00 – 7:15 PM: DINNER AT TOBY’S FEED BARN WITH GARY SNYDER AND TOM KILLION ($175) – [INCLUDES A TICKET TO THE PROGRAM] A select number of guests will be able to join Tom Killion and Gary Snyder for a special dinner at Toby’s Feed Barn before the program to celebrate and toast their new book. Dinner guests will have specially reserved seats at the West Marin School for the program and will each receive their choice of either a limited edition Tom Killion broadside OR a copy of California’s Wild Edge. Proceeds from the dinner will go to support Heyday.
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM: PROGRAM AT WEST MARIN SCHOOL ($40)  To celebrate the publication of the book, Tom Killion and Gary Snyder will be in Point Reyes Station on June 27 for an evening of poetry, prose, and conversation. They will discuss the book, read poetry, and invite other contributors to the book, including Jane Hirshfield and Jerry Martien, to read poetry as well. Don’t miss this spectacular event hosted by Heyday and Point Reyes Books! Doors at 6:30.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Barbara Boucke, Beatrice Bowles, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Marty Krasney, Jeannene Przyblyski, Susan Raynes, Tom Sargent, Liz Sutherland, Jerry Tone and Martha Wyckoff, Michael and Shirley Traynor, and Stevens Van Strum.

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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  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato

Gary SnyderGary Snyder is a poet, author, scholar, cultural critic, and professor emeritus of the University of California at Davis who has published sixteen books of poetry and prose, including The Gary Snyder Reader (1952–1998) . He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. His Turtle Island won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1975, and his book-length poem Mountains and Rivers Without End won the Bollingen Prize in poetry in 1997. In 2008 he was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.