Tim Hernandez's “All They Will Call You” will be available for purchase at Branches Books & Gifts. All books are hard cover, priced at $26.95. We are offering 20% off all pre-orders for this event. Please call 559-641-2019 to order your copy. This is not a Branches Books event, we just love when authors are in town, so please go listen and support this amazingly talented individual!
The next monthly meeting of the Oakhurst Democratic Club will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, at Denny’s on Highway 41 with breakfast starting at 8:30 AM and program beginning at 9:30.
The featured June speaker will be Tim Hernandez, author of “All They Will Call You”, a history of the 1948 plane crash in Los Gatos Canyon that killed 28 migrant workers.
Recipient of numerous national book awards, Hernandez is an
American writer, poet and performer. Hernandez was raised in the
San Joaquin Valley, the son of migrant farm workers. In his
adolescent years he became immersed in school plays and recitation, eventually studying poetry and performance at California State University in Long Beach.
Mr. Hernandez earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Writing and Literature from Naropa University --- the first accredited Buddhist institute in the West. He holds a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Bennington College in Vermont and is currently an Assistant Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Texas in El Paso.
His books and research have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, Public Radio International and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
The general public is enthusiastically encouraged to attend.
“The sky plane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon…”
Woody Guthrie, “Plane Wreck at Los Gatos” (Deportee)” (1948)
For further information – Peter Cavanaugh -- 559 -641-6617