UCSC Alumni Authors: Reyna Grande, Tom Killion, Don Wallace, Laurie Fox, and Laurie King

Saturday Apr 25 2015   6:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave., CA, Santa Cruz  map

April 23 through April 26 is Alumni Weekend at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and 2015 is the University’s 50th anniversary year! In a celebration of both, Bookshop Santa Cruz welcomes four authors who are UCSC alumni for readings, audience Q&A, and book signings. One of the four authors is Tom Killion, author of Tamalpais Walking and The High Sierra of California.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bookshopsantacruz.com/event/ucsc-alumni-authors-reyna-grande-tom-killion-don-wallace-laurie-fox-and-laurie-king.

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