Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Gary Snyder and artist Tom Killion to headline Wild & Scenic Film Festival in January 2017

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine:

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival announced Friday that Gary Snyder and Tom Killion will be among the headliners at the 15th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, happening January 12-16, 2017.

Gary Snyder, a Pulitzer prize-winning poet, essayist, lecturer and environmental activist, has made huge contributions to the environmental movement through his work. Many of his poems aim specifically at instilling an ecological consciousness and sense of community in his audience and include the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Turtle Island.

Tom Killion is an artist, author, and educator. Perhaps best known for his woodcut prints of the California landscape, his images depict vibrant and artistic treescapes, coastal and mountain views.

Both were born and currently reside in California, including Gary Snyder in Nevada City. In addition to their large catalogs of individual work, these two have collaborated on three large format books: The High Sierra of California, Tamalpais Walking, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Poetry, History and Prints.

Festival-goers have a lot to look forward to from these two inspirational icons, including a collaborative presentation on “Poetry, Art & the Environment,” a stunning art show, and book signing opportunities.

—Wild & Scenic Film Festival

(Photo by Katsunori Yamazato)

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

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