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[Past Event] Diaries of Hayes Perkins

Course Description:

Hayes Perkins, creator of Pacific Grove's extraordinary springtime "Magic Carpet" of florescent pink succulent blooms, was also an unlikely diarist and world-wide adventurer. Perkins documented his travels that included eight years in Africa and 130 ocean voyages in a diary that fills 2,000 type-written pages. His writing offers a unique "working-man's" perspective on war, life, politics, and racial and social inequality in the early 20th century. Join us as we review extracts of this work as well as a collection of letters reflecting on his travels written shorting before his death.


Tuition: $0.00

Additional Fees: $0.00


Wednesday, Oct. 21 *10:00 - 11:30am* (1 session)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


David A. Laws photographs and writes about California gardens, Silicon Valley and Steinbeck Country from his home in Pacific Grove.