Delve into Sacramento-native Joan Didion’s impact on literature at this speaker-series event

The Center for Sacramento History will be hosting a speaker-series event with author Evelyn McDonnell to discuss her newly released biography “The World According to Joan Didion.”

This in-person event will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Center for Sacramento History (551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd.)

The biography details Sacramento-native Joan Didion’s fascinating journey — from her groundbreaking essays to her iconic novels — and explores the profound impact Didion has had on the literary world.

“This is the first biography of Joan Didion to be released following her death,” said City Historian Marcia Eymann. “This is an incredible opportunity to hear the author speak about Joan and her research here in Sacramento.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online here. Books will be available for purchase, and a Q&A and book signing will follow the talk.

About the Center

The Center for Sacramento History is the official repository and research center for historical city and county government records, and it houses collections from individuals, families, businesses, and community organizations that chronicle the history of the Sacramento region.

The center is open to the public for in-person research by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9 am to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Learn more at the center’s website.

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