Calling all party animals…

Tuesday May 18 2010   18:00:00
Oakland Zoo  , Oakland, CA  map

Tuesday, May 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Soar, slither, or stroll over to the cocktail party celebrating Mona Caron and Rebecca Solnit’s newest book, A California Bestiary. Celebration to feature: Pokey the Desert Tortoise and other fine friends, the debut of the “Tortuni” cocktail, music by Steel Jam, and yummy nibbles.
The Snow Building at the Oakland Zoo, 9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland, CA 94605
Free, but RSVP required by May 11; for more information and to RSVP, call Lillian at (510) 549-3564, ext. 316.

Download the invitation here.

Mona CaronMona Caron grew up in the Swiss Italian Alps, among rivers, mosses, ferns, and lizards, where she dissected flowers instead of listening to lessons. She moved to San Francisco to study illustration and subsequently became one of the city’s premier muralists. Much of her work deals with human history, utopian possibility, and natural history.

Photo by Nicholas Kasimatis

Rebecca SolnitRebecca Solnit grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she crossed paths with a great many bluebelly lizards, as well as gopher snakes, mule deer, and quail. Many of her books have California, San Francisco, and western landscapes and nature as her subjects.

Photo by Jim Harrison