Gary Snyder and Tom Killion

Thursday Nov 12 2009   17:30:00
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Thursday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Gary Snyder and Tom Killion will discuss the history of hiking, poetry and art on Mount Tamalpais in an event celebrating their new book Tamalpais Walking. A retrospective show of Tom Killion’s Japanese-style woodcut prints will grace the walls of the gallery where the event will be held, and Gary Snyder will read from Tamalpais Walking and his 50th anniversary edition of Riprap and Cold Mountain Poems. This will be a special evening with one of America’s greatest poets, Pullitzer-prize winner and recipient of the Lilly Prize in poetry, as well as the West Coast’s great voice for Buddhist philosophy as an approach to living in the real world. Books will be for sale and the authors will be signing books after their presentation.
O’Hanlon Center for the Arts, 616 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA
Space is limited and seating is by reservation. Call (415) 388-4331 or go to for more info.

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