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Past Event

Reading Californians Book Discussion: Lizzie Johnson's 'Paradise'

Everyone in California is well-aware of the formidable wildfires that we have faced in the last several years. Washington Post staff writer Lizzie Johnson lived in Paradise, California, while writing Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire. The gold medal winner of The Commonwealth Club's 2022 California Book Awards non-fiction award, this book reads like an action thriller with personal stories, background on how CalFire works, and exciting vignettes.

Please join us via Zoom to hear Johnson talk about her research and the time spent in Paradise doing the research for this book.

MLF Organizer
Kalena Gregory
Notes

A Reading Californians Book Discussion Member-led Forum program. Forums at the Club are organized and run by volunteer programmers who are members of The Commonwealth Club, and they cover a diverse range of topics. Learn more about our Forums.

Author photo by Alexander Campbell.

December 6, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Max Thelen Boardroom
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

Speakers
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Lizzie Johnson

Author, Paradise: One Town's Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire (participating remotely via Zoom)

Kalena Gregory

Chair, Reading Californians Book Discussion Member-led Forum—Moderator

Format

5–6:15 p.m. program
(all times PST)

COST

Online: 
Free for members
$5 nonmembers