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Don is researching and writing his next book
and has no public events scheduled in 2014.

Past Public Events 2013

Wednesday, October 23 from 4-6 pm
Charles E. Young Research Library Fall Exhibit
and Cashin Lecture Highlight
Aldous Huxley and Contemporaries
with Speaker: Don Lattin
Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, Sidney Cohen:
Pioneers of Consciousness in the City of Angels

And YRL Special Collections Exhibit Gallery
“Aldous Huxley and the Visionary Experience”
Selections from the Aldous and Laura Huxley Papers
Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room
Free

Thursday, September 28
Religion Newswriters Association
Annual Convention, Austin, Texas
“Distilled Spirits” wins the
“Religion Book of the Year" award for 2013
.
According to the judges:
“Don Lattin brings his own gimlet perspective to
a group biography of three very different men
who all influenced contemporary religion. Lattin's own
expertise with California-based religions brings
a richness and a sparkle to a story that has
been hiding in plain sight for years. Well told with
humor, insight, deep reporting and, most engaging,
a revealing look at the author's own spiritual
progression. Combines the best of religion reporting
and biography to make a rich, fine read.”Friday, July 12 from 5:30 to 9:30 pm
allen ginsberg“ALLEN GINSBERG – BEAT REUNION”
A Celebatory Night of Panels, Performance,
and a Beat Café (hear live poetry and Jazz)

Don Lattin will be on a panel at 6:30 pm with Neeli Cherkovski, Jerry Cimino, Brenda Knight, Stephen Kushner, Regina Marler, Gerald Nicosia, Steve Silberman and David Talbot.
Admission: Public $15
Mechanics' Institute
57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA
(415) 393-0102
www.milibrary.org/events/ginsberg
Saturday, April 20 from 1:15 to 2 pm
“Distilled Spirits”
Author meeting and signing
MAPS Psychedelic Conference
West Hall Stage
Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA
Free
psychedelic science/conference

Saturday, November 17 – Post Performance Q&A
Playwright Lynne Kaufman and Harvard Psychedelic Club
author Don Lattin will talk about the lives and times
of Ram Dass on stage following the Nov. 17 performance
of her new work, "Acid Test," at the
Marsh Theater in Berkeley.
2120 Allston Way (near Shattuck)
Berkeley, CA 94704
themarch.org.Acid_Test
Monday, November 19 at 7:30 pm
EAST WEST BOOKSTORE
324 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA

Thursday November 8 at 7:30 pm
CAPITOLA BOOK CAFE
1475 41st Avenue
Capitola, CA
Free
capitolabookcafe.com
Monday, November 5 at 6:30 to 8 pm
Lecture and Discussion
“Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, and
the Search for Truth in Trabuco Canyon”
SOKA UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA
1 University Drive, Pauling Hall, Room 216
Aliso Viejo, CA
Free
map & directions
Thursday, November 1 at 7 pm
“Bill Wilson, LSD and the Search
for Sobriety in Los Angeles”
BOOK SOUP
8818 West Sunset Blvd.
W. Hollywood, CA
Free
Book Soup Author Events
Monday, October 22 at 7:30 pm
BOOKSMITH
1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA
Free
Tuesday, October 23 at 7 pm
BOOK PASSAGE
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera
Free
Book Passage Event
Wednesday, October 24 at 7 pm
books inc.
1760 Fourth Street
Berkeley, CA
Free
Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm
“Psychedelics and the Spiritual Journey”
Lecture and video presentation of
rare footage of LSD research in the 1950s
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF INTEGRAL STUDIES
1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
For tickets, go to ciis.edu
Tuesday, October 9 at 7 pm
COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, CA
Free
Saturday, October 6 at 6 pm
litquake logoLITQUAKE
Don Lattin in conversation
with Michael Krasny
Variety Preview Screening Room
582 Market Street
San Francisco, CA
For tickets, go to litquake.org
Thursday, October 4 — 10:00 AM
KQED RADIO FORUM
88.5 FM
Michael Krasny interviews Don Lattin
Sunday, September 30 at 2 pm
BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS
1805 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA
Free
Barns&Nobel Event
Friday & Saturday, September 28-29
“Psychedemia” Conference
“Integrating Psychedelics in Academia”
UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia, PA
To register, go to psychedemia.org
Thursday, September 27 at 7:30 pm
Words Bookstore
179 Maplewood Avenue
Maplewood, NJ
free
words bookstore events
Wednesday, September 26 at 7 pm
Ridgeview Community Church
174 South Valley Road
West Orange, New Jersey
free
just love audio

   
 

Past Public Events 2011

Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm
AVID READER
617 Second Street
Davis, CA
Free
Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 4 pm
RELIGIOUS RENEGADES
DON LATTIN, Anna Broadway,
Tony DuShane, Julian Guthrie,
How important is faith as a guiding compass in our lives?
And how important is it to question one's faith, one's indoctrination, and indeed one's religious hierarchy?
Four authors will provide some lively debate on the topic.
Koret Auditorium,
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin
Free
litquake.org calendar of events

Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6 - 9 pm
Turn On, Tune In and Drop By
the Oakland Art Murmur

Don Lattin will be selling, signing and talking about his national bestseller, The Harvard Psychedelic Club, at an Oct. 7 fundraiser to benefit The School of the Americas Watch. Lots of local artists and crafts people will be offering their wares at the event, which will be held at the Uptown Body and Fender Shop, 401 26th St. during the First Friday Oakland Art Murmur, on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 6 to 9 pm. The Art Murmur supports artists and culture in the Uptown neighborhood of Oakland.

The first twenty people to buy a paperback copy of The Harvard Psychedelic Club, which won the 2010 California Book Award Silver Medal for Non-Fiction, will get a free copy of Don's 2003 book, Following Our Bliss – How the Spiritual Ideals of the Sixties Shape Our Lives Today. Don will also have a new series of posters featuring the Korean, Czech and U.S. covers of the Harvard book. Twenty percent of all proceeds will be donated to SOAW.

School of the Americas Watch seeks to change U.S. foreign policy in Latin America by educating the public, lobbying Congress and participating in creative, nonviolent resistance. For more info, go to www.soaw.org. The Art Murmur is Big Fun. Learn more about this great monthly happening at www.oaklandartmurmur.org

   
 

September 24, 2011 from 10 am - 4 pm
FESTIVAL PRESENTER
AUTHOR DON LATTIN

Sonoma County Book Festival
Old Courthouse Square
Santa Rosa, CA
Free Admission
For more information go to
www.socobookfest.org
January 12, 2011 at 7 pm
DON LATTIN READING FROM
THE HARVARD PSYCHEDELIC CLUB

Books Inc.
2251 Chestnut Street
San Francisco, CA

January 20, 2011 at 7 pm
DON LATTIN READING FROM
THE HARVARD PSYCHEDELIC CLUB

Book Passage
51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA

Past Public Events 2010

November 11, 2010 at 7:30 pm
TIMOTHY LEARY: HIS LIFE AND LEGACY
City Lights Bookstore
Columbus at Broadway
San Francisco

Half a century has passed since Timothy Leary, a clinical psychologist at Harvard University, swallowed a handful of magic mushrooms on his summer vacation in Mexico in August of 1960. Leary returned to Harvard that fall convinced that psychedelic drugs would revolutionize psychology and change the world. At this special event, three California authors with recent books on the psychedelic sixties will read from their works and discuss the legacy of the "high priest of LSD," the man Richard Nixon called "the most dangerous man in America."
For more information, go to city lights event link

October 7, 2010: 7:30 pm
LITQUAKE 2010 / SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS
Marin Osher Center
200 N. San Pedro Road
San Rafael

For 11 years, Litquake has featured thousands of authors reading from thousands of books in front of tens of thousands of eager lovers of literature. The Jewish Community Center of Marin is proud to join Litquake and Book Passage to present authors Sylvia Boorstein, Michael Krasny, Don Lattin and Dani Shapiro, sharing their literary and spiritual journeys with the community.
For more information, go to marin jcc link

October 9, 2010 from 6-7 pm
LIT CRAWL 2010
Forest Books
3080 16th Street

San Francisco

THE COURAGE TO SEEK CHANGE: Cultivating inner strength in order to tackle social change.

Todd Aaron Jensen, author of On Gratitude: 50 Celebrities on the Power of Giving Thanks;
Allen Klein, author of Change Your Life!;
Don Lattin, author of The Harvard Psychedelic Club;
Nina Lesowitz, author of The Courage Companion: Living Life with True Power;
Corinne McLaughlin, co-author of The Practical Visionary; M.J. Ryan, author of Adapt Ability; This Year I Will.
For entire Lit Crawl schedule, go to: lit crawl link

September 24-26, 2010
HORIZONS 2010
Judson Memorial Church
New York City

Horizons is a forum for learning about psychedelics, held annually in New York City. The goal of the conference is to open a fresh dialogue on the role of psychedelics in medicine, culture, history, spirituality, and art. Don will talk about researching and writing his 2010 bestselling book, "The Harvard Psychedelic Club." - For more information, go to horizons site link

May 13, 2010: 7 PM
Willis Barnstone in
conversation with Don Lattin
CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE
261 Columbus Avenue
North Beach, San Francisco

Please join poet Willis Barnstone and journalist Don Lattin at City Lights bookstore in San Francisco for an exploration of language, religion, and a refreshing analysis of the classic religious text known as the New Testament.

They will be discussing, among other things, Barnstone's recent work, The Restored New Testament - A New Translation With Commentary, Including the Gnostic Gospels Thomas, Mary, and Judas. The book seeks to restore the lyricism and mysticism of the Jesus story, and perhaps most important, to undo centuries of mistranslation designed to obscure the Jewish identity of the carpenter from Nazareth.

The event will be Thursday, May 13th, 7 PM at City Lights bookstore, 261 Columbus Avenue at Broadway, in the heart of San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood.

Barnstone is the former O'Conner Professor of Greek at Colgate University and Distinguished Professor of comparative literature at Indiana University. A Guggenheim fellow, his books include Modern European Poetry, The Gnostic Bible, The Secret Reader, Life Watch, Complete Poems of Sappho. and Laughing Lost in the Mountains: The Poems of Wang Wei.

Lattin is a freelance journalist and religion writer. He is the author of four books, including the 2010 bestseller, The Harvard Psychedelic Club – How Timothy Leary, Andrew Weil, Ram Dass and Huston Smith Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America. He was the longtime writer for the San Francisco Chronicle. For information, click on city lights event.

   
 

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April 17, 2010: 5:30 pm
Panel with Ram Dass and Ralph Metzner
"Psychedelic Sciences in the 21st Century"

San Jose, CA

April 17, 2010: 10 am
“Cal Literature Expo”
CAL STUDENT STORE

UC Berkeley Campus

April 16, 2010: 6:30 pm
LIBRARY LAUREATES

San Francisco Public Library

April 15, 2010: 6:15 pm
Harvard Club
UNIVERSITY CLUB

San Francisco, CA


April 8, 2010: 7 pm
THE BOOK WORKS
2670 Via De La Valle
Del Mar, CA

April 7, 2010: 6 pm
Harvard Club
TAIX RESTAURANT

Los Angeles, CA

April 5, 2010: 7 pm
BOOK SOUP
8818 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA

April 7, 2010: 6:00 pm
LATITUDE 33 BOOKSHOP
311 Ocean Ave.
Laguna Beach, CA

Feb 18, 2010: 7 PM
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF
INTREGRAL STUDIES

1453 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA

Jan 26, 2010: 7:30
CAPITOLA BOOK CAFE
1475 41st Ave.
E Capitola, CA 

Jan 21, 2010: 7 PM
BOOKS, INC

1760 Fourth St.
Berkeley, CA 

Jan 19, 2010: 7:30 PM
BOOKSMITH
1644 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 

Jan 14, 2010: 7 PM
HARVARD BOOKSTORE

1256 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA

Jan 16, 2010: 11 AM
MERRITT BOOKSTORE
57 Front St.
Millbrook, NY  

Jan 7 2010: 7 PM
BOOK PASSAGE

51 Tamal Vista Blvd
Corte Madera, CA 

   
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