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August 24, 2015

KPFA Radio will present an evening with Peter on Wednesday, October 14th at the First Congregational Church in Berkeley. Hosted by Gaetano Kazuo Maida, the event will begin at 7:30 pm at which time Peter will discuss his latest book, "The Rainman's Third Cure". Advance tickets are $12. For more information, visit or call 1-800-838-3006.

On September 22 Peter will read from his new memoir at 6 p.m. at Scuppernong Books in Greensboro, NC. He will be in town to narrate the Greensboro Symphony performances featuring soprano Emily Rose Siar, scheduled for September 24 and 26. Following the book reading, he will take questions from the audience on his life and career. This event is part of Scuppernong's Black Mountain College Festival, which runs Sept. 16 to 25. At 7:00 p.m. on the evening of Peter’s presentation, there will be a panel discussion on the poets of Black Mountain College. For more information, you can call (336)373-7145 or email

August 13, 2015

In conjunction with the publication of Peter's new book, "The Rainman's Third Cure", here's an audio interview at KPFA called "Peter Coyote: Actor, Activist and Zen Priest". This interview was aired on July 1, 2015.

July 31, 2015

Lou Fancher of the San Francisco Examiner published a glowing review of Peter's new book in the 7/29 edition. You can read the full review here. Fancher writes, "The struggle between a spiritual and a status-seeking life behind the lyrics in the Bob Dylan song that inspired the memoir’s title might be Coyote’s narcotic for life. But each time he climbs another mountain to look at the terrain, he’s grown a bit more lucid about the peaks and valleys — and increasingly sage about their power."

July 29, 2015

On July 19th Peter was a guest of TNS Host Steve Heilig discussing a wide ranger of topics including his book, "The Rainman's Third Cure". Jonah Raskin writes about this Commonweal event in Bolinas for Point Reyes Light. The article is called, "Hello and Goodbye to Peter Coyote" and you can read it at this link. Raskin says, "There's nothing like seeing and hearing Coyote in person. A born performer, a great mimic and an elder in the tribue of '60s veterans, he knows how to hold himself, how to hold an audience and how to let go and bring listeners along with him." I'll second that!

July 16, 2015

Tickets are on sale for the Native American Day Gala to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the Highlands Senior Center, located at 3245 Bowers Road in Clearlake, CA. The event will feature the world premiere of “A Walk Through Time,” a 30-minute film about the history of Lake County’s Anderson Marsh and the Koi people who have lived at Anderson Marsh continuously for over 14,000 years. The film also documents the community effort that is still ongoing to keep this land’s beauty and culture intact for future generations to enjoy.  Peter will attend and introduce the film. The evening will also include Native American drumming and dancing, and a talk by the noted local archaeologist, John Parker. All proceeds will benefit the work of the Koi Nation Cultural Protection Association and the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association (AMIA).

On June 23 Peter participated in an interview regarding his book with the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. That program will be aired on July 31st at 8 pm on KQED Radio. You can also view the interview via youtube at this link. It's called "Peter Coyote: On Zen, Politics and an Amazing Life".

July 16, 2015

Today the Emmy nominations were announced and Peter has been nominated for his narration of the Ken Burns PBS series "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History"!!!  The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Well done! As many of you know, Peter previously won an Emmy in 1992 for his narration of "The Meiji Revolution", one of ten episodes of the PBS series, "Pacific Century." Read all about it here.

June 4, 2015

Here are a couple photos from Peter's reading at Readers Books in Sonoma on May 28th. Today the Sonoma News published an article that you can read at this link.

June 1, 2015

Today the San Jose Mercury News published an article regarding Peter's book, "The Rainman's Third Cure". You can read it at this link.

For those in the San Francisco area, the following book events will take place in the weeks ahead:




June 7

3:00 pm

Bay Area Book Festival
An Hour with Peter Coyote
Brower Center's Goldman Theater
Berkeley, CA

June 10

7:30 pm

1644 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA

June 23

6:30 pm

Commonwealth Club
555 Post Street
San Francisco, CA

July 19

2:00 pm

Commonweal, Bolinas, CA

July 26

5:00 pm

Book Passage
551 Tamal Vista Boulevard
Corte Madera, CA

July 30

6:00 pm

Mechanics Institute
57 Post Street, Room 406
San Francisco, CA

May 29, 2015

Last night Peter did a reading from his new book at Readers Books in Sonoma. The night before he appeared at a sold-out event at the Smith Rafael Film Center in San Rafael. The evening included film clips of his career, a reading from his book, "The Rainman's Third Cure", and a Q&A. Peter called it "a great and lively night" with over 1,000 attending. Here are a few photos:

On Tuesday, May 26th, Litquake's Epicenter hosted an event called "Peter Coyote in Conversation with Phil Bronstein". The description read "Lipquake is proud to present the San Francisco launch of Peter Coyote's latest release, 'The Rainman's Third Cure: An Irregular Education'. This spiritual biography explores the competing forces of the transcendental, inclusive, and ecstatic world of love and the competitive, status-seeking world of wealth and power. Coyote will be in conversation with Phil Bronstein, a journalist, editor, and executive chair of the board for the Center for Investigative Reporting. Audience Q&A, and book sales and signing to follow. Co-presented by Green Apple Books."

For those of you who have yet to purchase Peter's book but would like to read a brief passage, you should visit this link at

The May 2015 issue of Shambhala Sun is now available and among its features this month is Peter's thoughtful and lyrical relection upon his life in Zen.

There's an interesting May 7th article written in Beyond Chron by Suzanne Gordon that gives an overview on both of Peter's memoirs. She writes, "What these two books highlight is that spirituality and political commitment are not mutually exclusive choices. What Coyote’s life story teaches us is that making peace with one’s inner demons can even lead to a deeper and richer engagement with efforts to change the world." Read the full article at this link.

On April 23rd Peter was a guest on The Leonard Lopate Show on WNYC Radio. He discussed his on-screen career and some of the memorable experiences and mentors that informed his career, as well as his spiritual practice. He also talked about a few of the things he likes to read, watch and listen to in his spare time.

Q: What have you read or seen over the past year (book, play, film, etc...) that moved or surprised you?

PC: Tony Judt's essays, H is for Hawk by Helen McDonald. For films, Timbuktu, Leviathan, Tangerine, Ida, Birdman and Boyhood.

Q: What are you listening to right now?

PC: Rachael Price – from Lake Street Drive, The Woods Brothers, Fatoumata Diawara, James McMurtry, and always jazz (be-bop) and Dylan.

Q: What’s the last great book you read?

PC: Great? Anna Karenina. Should be great? Light Years by James Salter and A Story as Sharp as a Knife by Robert Bringhurst.

Q: What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

PC: Country music, welding and my 1952 Dodge Power Wagon.

Q: What’s your favorite comfort food?

PC: Bachelor rice and chopped chicken fried up watching Justified or Newroom or Episodes of Veep or House of Lies on TV.

Seattle's Well Read TV show, hosted by Terry Tazioli and Mary Ann Gwinn, invited Peter to be their guest when he was in town last month. You can access the interview video at this link.



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