California as an Island, a presentation and brainstorming session with Rebecca Solnit

Please join us for our winter kick-off event, "California as an Island."  Rebecca Solnit, San Francisco author and visiting scholar at the Bill Lane Center for the American West, will present her new research project based on Stanford Libraries' collection of cartographic materials that depict California as an island, and she and would like to hear your feedback. 

A light spread of complimentary refreshments will be provided.


Tuesday, January 22; 6:00-8:00pm

Thornton Center, Room 110

Stanford University campus

Please contact Nicholas Bauch <> with questions.

We hope to see you there!

Biography and Description

Rebecca Solnit is the author of thirteen books about art, landscape, public and collective life, ecology, politics, hope, meandering, reverie, and memory. They include 2010’s "Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas," along with many others.  She has received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lannan Literary Award, and is a contributing editor to Harper's. A product of the California public education system from kindergarten to graduate school, she has made her living as an independent writer since 1988. She is currently a Maynard Parker Fellow at Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West, and is co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries to research the 800 maps recently acquired showing California as an island.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013. 6:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 2.0 hour(s).
Thornton Center, Room 110 (Map)
Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Environmental Humanities Project
General Public, Faculty/Staff, Students, Alumni/Friends, Members
lecture, arts, visual-arts, literary, environment, humanities