Tom Killion in Big Sur

Sunday Jul 12 2015   4:00 PM
Henry Miller Library  48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA  map

Tom Killion, artist and author of California’s Wild Edge, will discuss his new book. He will highlight the poets who spent time in Big Sur, such as Jaime de Angulo, and also discuss his artistic process for creating such beautiful woodblock prints.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit

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