Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints

Saturday Jun 20 2009   19:00:00
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Saturday, June 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Gary Snyder
and Tom Killion, authors of Tamalpais Walking: Poetry, History, and Prints, will give a slideshow presentation on their book. The proceeds will benefit the Columbia Schoolhouse Project and the Marin Conservation Corps Mt. Tamalpais Projects. Tickets will be available at Pt. Reyes Books on May 1.
Toby’s Feed Barn, 11250 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
$20, open to the public; for more information call Point Reyes Books at (415) 663-1542.

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 www.tomkillion.com.  

Photo by Katsunori Yamazato