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SPRING 2016 NEWSLETTER
 

May 11, 2016

FYI, both of Peter's memoirs are now available at Audible.com. What a treat to hear Peter narrate his own books! For more information on each of these books, click on the book covers below.

May 4, 2016

The San Francisco Film Society presented the 2016 George Gund III Craft of Cinema Award to Peter during the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival. The ceremony was held on April 25th at Film Society Awards Night at Fort Mason Center. The award honors a worthy member of the filmmaking community for outstanding and unique contributions to the art of cinema. Noah Cowan, executive director of the SF Film Society, said, "Peter Coyote is a Bay Area institution, and he has been an integral part of this film community for decades. His tireless efforts in defense of the arts are truly inspiring, and it is a great pleasure to be honoring someone whose values so closely reflect our own as an organization". He was presented with the award by his good friend, writer Rebecca Solnit. "I think there are many more worthy people than me," confessed Coyote of his award, "but Iím very flattered and very honored because this is my hometown."

Peter, who now lives in Sebastopol, counts the San Francisco International Film Festival as one of his favorites. "Itís not as snooty as any of the festivals in L.A.," he said. "But itís a little snootier than Mill Valley."

At the end of the evening Peter, clutching his award, said, ""I wish you all peace, absolute enlightenment and a long life. Thank you very much."

Peter's latest book, "The Rainman's Third Cure" has been nominated for the Northern California Book Award in Creative Nonfiction as one of the best works by a northern California author published in 2015. The 35th Annual Northern California Book Awards will be held Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin, at Grove, at 1:00 p.m. Immediately following the awards, the book signing reception for all nominated books will take place in the Latino/Hispanic Room at the Library.

On April 25th Fandor.com posted an excellent interview with Peter. I especially relished author Jonathan Kiefer's description of Coyote - "At seventy-four, the former well-born New York Jewish kid, bohemian wayfarer, self-administrator of a shamanic 1960s name change, alumnus of the San Francisco Diggers and the San Francisco Mime Troupe (not to mention films by Almodůvar, Polanski, Soderbergh, Spielberg), one-time California Arts Council chairman, ordained Zen priest and bracingly reliable narrator of Ken Burns documentaries, certainly has been around."  You can read the interview at this link.

On April 6th Peter was in New York at a lower east side launch party. Guests gathered at The New Museum to enjoy live music, cocktails and art in celebration of 204 Forsyth, a new boutique condominium. On the far right in this photo is Peter's son Nick.