Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Sierra Nevada in the words of famous authors

Join us Wednesday, June 16, 2010, 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Redwood Room for a discussion with the editors of The Illuminated Landscape, a new collection of essays, poetry, and stories by well-known writers such as Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Mary Austin, Wallace Stegner, Gary Snyder, T. Coraghessan Boyle, and Ishmael Reed. Readers will also find original works from local authors which reveal how important the Sierra has become to our cultural psyche.

Called a "book that belongs on the best-of-the-best of Californiana," by W.R. Swagerty, Director of the John Muir Center at the University of the Pacific, The Illuminated Landscape will be available for purchase and signing.

Editors Gary Noy, history professor and Director of the Sierra College Center for Sierra Nevada Studies and Rick Heide, a member of the San Francisco Bay area publishing community, will discuss how they selected authors and they will read favorite passages.
This program is co-sponsored by publisher Heyday Books, Santa Clara University's California Legacy Project, and the Foundation & Friends of Santa Clara City Library.

Sign up by calling (408) 615-2900 or stop by the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor of Central Park Library.

posted by mb