The Sackamenna Kid! A chat about Sacramento's Herb Caen as a model for Tom Boy.

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Central Library
2nd Floor

Event Details

Join Archivist James Scott and historical novelist Shelley Blanton-Stroud for a discussion about the Sackamenna Kid: Herb Caen. We’ll dive into Caen's roots in Sacramento and the role the Capital City played in the development of his iconic voice in a sixty-year column for the San Francisco Chronicle. We'll also explore Blanton-Stroud's use of Caen as a model, in her books "Copy Boy" and "Tom Boy," for protagonist Jane Benjamin who was born of Blanton-Stroud's fascination with Caen and the one-year period between the teenage Caen's moving to San Francisco and his becoming a novelist.

The event is free and will be held in the splendor of the Sacramento Room, located on the second floor at Central Library.

Event Type(s): Authors/Speakers
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Shelley Blanton-Stroud, et al.
James Scott
(916) 264-2795