Gary Snyder’s new and recent works, a reading|Sunday, August 7, 2016

Gary Snyder’s new and recent works, a reading with music by Sean Kerrigan Sunday, August 7, 2016

7:00 PM gates

7:30 PM show

$25 members/advance, $30 door

Tickets are also available at BriarPatch & Mother Truckers

Gary Snyder grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he worked on the family farm and seasonally in the woods. He studied East Asian Languages at U.C. Berkeley, and at the same time managed to be part of the beat writers scene in San Francisco with Kerouac, Ginsberg, Whalen, and others.In l956 he moved to Kyoto Japan to study Zen Buddhism and East Asian culture.In l969 he returned to North America and for the last forty years he has been living in the Yuba river country. Snyder has also travelled widely, lecturing and giving readings, teaching Buddhist thought and practice, and exploring the interface of society, ecology, and language. He recently retired from the UC Davis Creative Writing and the Nature and Culture programs.

On his home ground he has been working on sustainable forestry issues and community interactions with public land. His best-known books of prose essays are /A Place in Space/ and /The Practice of the Wild. /His most recent books are / The Great Clod /(prose on nature in China) and /This Present Moment, /a sequence of poems.

Sean Kerrigan is a versatile improvisational guitarist who can be occasionally be seen playing Salsa in Panama, Bossa Nova in Brazil, Jazz in Nevada City or Americana on the San Juan Ridge (and a lot of stuff in between). He is currently finishing up a recording project with the great Salsa singer Fito Reinoso and also an exciting recording project with his group Tumble. Between logging jobs and annual pilgrimages to Latin America he finds time to practice and compose on the guitar.

Gary’s new and recent works, a reading will take place in the outdoor amphitheater at the Schoolhouse. Sean Kerrigan will open the event. There will be an intermission.

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