Greg Sarris at Museums of Sonoma County

Thursday Aug 09 2018   7:00 PM
Museums of Sonoma County  505 B St, Santa Rosa, CA  map

Greg Sarris will talk about his newest book, How a Mountain Was Made. In sixteen interconnected original stories, the twin crows Question Woman and Answer Woman take us through a world unlike yet oddly reminiscent of our own: one which blooms bright with poppies, lupines, and clover; one in which Waterbug kidnaps an entire creek; in which songs have the power to enchant; in which Rain is a beautiful woman who keeps people’s memories in stones. Inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales, these stories are timeless in their wisdom and beauty. The figures in these stories ponder the meaning of leadership, of their place within the landscape and their community, not unlike how the artists in Time & Place: Human Impact and our Changing Environment ponder on the human role in the landscape, and similarly, how we consider the last 150 years in Lost Santa Rosa.

Free admission for members; $10 advance/$15 door for non-members. For more information visit the Museums of Sonoma County’s website.

Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is currently serving his thirteenth term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He holds the Graton Rancheria Endowed Chair in Writing and Native American Studies at Sonoma State University, and his publications include Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts (1993), Grand Avenue (1994), and Watermelon Nights (1999). Greg lives and works in Sonoma County. Visit his website at www.greg-sarris.com.