He's Back! Welcoming
Tim Z. Hernandez home to the Parkway for Respite by the River
Thursday, May 18 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tim Z. Hernandez is a writer, research scholar, and performance artist. On Thursday night he will read from his new book
All They Will Call You, the harrowing account of "the worst airplane disaster in California history," which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including twenty-eight Mexican citizens - farm workers who were being deported.
Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a captivating narrative from testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, reconstructing the incident and the lives behind the legendary song. This singularly original account pushes narrative boundaries, while challenging perceptions of what it means to be an immigrant in America, but more importantly, it renders intimate portraits of the individual souls who, despite social status, race, or nationality, shared a common fate one frigid morning in January 1948.
Evening Schedule - May 18, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Live music performed by Lark; bring your picnic dinner, and purchase your glass of wine and dessert
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Reading by Tim Z. Hernandez
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. - Book sales and signing
Respite Schedule 2017 - Mark your calendars for these upcoming dates!
Wednesday, June 21, Tribute to Jon Veinberg with music by Lance Canales
Thursday, July 13, Steven Sanchez with music by Soul Kitchenette
Thursday, August 10, Randa Jarrar with music by Ryan Gregory Tallman
Wednesday, September 13, Steven Church with music by EZ Marc
Tuesday, October 3, Laura Sidsworth with music by Kat
Thank you to our 2017 Respite by the River Sponsors
Thank you to the Respite by the River Committee
Megan Bohigian - Coke Hallowell - Kathryn Johnson - Carolyn Murphy - Jennifer Williamson
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