Darlene Craviotto Presents Californio at the Alhecama Theatre

Darlene Craviotto reads from Californio. Photo by Kevin McGarry.

On September 14, 2017 the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation was pleased to welcome screenwriter and Santa Barbara Presidio descendant Darlene Craviotto to present her new novel, Californio.  Ms. Craviotto presented an engaging illustrated historical introduction to her book, which traces one families journey north from northern Mexico to their new home in Alta California during the late-eighteenth century.  She then read a passage from the novel.

Darlene Craviotto signs copies of her book following the lecture. Photo by Kevin McGarry.

The captivated crowd enjoyed the presentation in the newly-restored Alhecama Theatre at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, and following the formal part of the program, joined the author in the courtyard of the theatre for a reception and book signing.

Californio is one of the few publications that fully imagines this human story of migration…

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5 thoughts on “Darlene Craviotto Presents Californio at the Alhecama Theatre

  1. Jeez. Darlene, are you presenting again anywhere?? I did not keep up and thus had zero idea you’d be at the Alhecama Theatre in November. Hey, huge congratulations to you!!!!! I am so so happy for you!!! Every accomplishment through blood, sweat, and tears in braving the world, staying so fully alive, just to make your goals and dreams and works come out of you for the world to share. I’m so Very proud for you, Darlene. Dang! Stay healthy. xoxoo


    • I’m doing a smaller presentation, but with a dance group that does early Californian dances, on Monday, January 15th. Message me and I’ll give you the info. I will also post any other presentations I do locally or in other communities. Good to see you here, Lynelle!


  2. Wish I was there!
    Will order this book immediately !!
    I’ve started to write a Theaterplay for 3 women – and have constantly think of you 🙂
    Warm greetings from Germany, Berlin…



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