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Luminarias with Jonah Raskin

Raise a glass to literature with Healdsburg author Jonah Raskin, author of over fourteen books, talking about his latest, a mystery novel titled Dark Land, Dark Mirror: An Eco-Noir Mystery. Raskin spins a mystery, noir vision set in Sonoma County where “the inequities of California’s distant past echo in the downward spiral of characters on a slippery slope, skirting the edge between redemption and the abyss” (Peter Maravelis, editor, San Francisco Noir).

Jonah Raskin is a versatile, engaging, world-renowned writer who has spent much of his life in Sonoma County. Born in New York, he attended Columbia and earned a Ph.D. from University of Manchester, England. As a Fulbright Professor, he taught American literature at the University of Antwerp and the University of Ghent. In this country he held faculty positions at Winston-Salem State College (NC) and at NY State Stonybrook before alighting at Sonoma State University in 1981. He chaired the communications studies department from 1988 to 2012 and is now professor emeritus. From 1985-2005 he was the book critic for The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. He reviews books for The San Francisco Chronicle and writes for the Rag Blog and Swans. He is the author of numerous books, including works on Allen Ginsberg, Jack London, the wilderness in American literature, marijuana, and imperialism in English literature. He has also written six chapbooks of poetry, and Field Days, a seminal work on eating and drinking and farming in Sonoma County.

The Healdsburg Literary Guild has pursued its mission to enrich the cultural environment of the greater Healdsburg community through the literary art for decades. The Guild served the greater Healdsburg area by sponsoring the Literary Laureate honor. It also has conducted a literary venue since 2000 when the Guild started hosting the monthly Third Sunday Salon. In producing Luminarias, the Guild seeks to bring the best literary talent in the world one of the world’s truly great communities. Tickets includes a glass of wine, a small nibble, and a seat for a great literary evening. Plan to join us for this and upcoming literary events in the series.

For questions about ticketing, or inquiries about student pricing, please contact Bo Simons of the Healdsburg Literary Guild at bosimons1234@gmail.com.



Apr 19, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Healdsburg SHED
25 North Street, Healdsburg, CA, USA

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