Oakes, who has been writing about that subject for the past year, is one of leading journalists on religion in modern America. She is the author of four books, including Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture (2009); Radical Reinvention: An Unlikely Return to the Catholic Church (2012); and The Nones Are Alright: A New Generation of Seekers, Believers, and Those In Between (2015). Oakes is also an editor and contributing writer at the website Killing the Buddha and on the editorial advisory board at the website Religion Dispatches.
Oakes was the co-founder and senior editor of the Utne Independent Press award-winning arts and culture magazine Kitchen Sink. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian (UK), Religion News Service, Cross Currents, America Magazine, Commonweal, National Catholic Reporter, and many other publications. Since 1999, she has taught creative nonfiction, literary journalism, research and expository writing at the University of California, Berkeley.
The 411: Religion journalist and author Kaya Oakes speaks at the Community Church of Mill Valley on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 4pm. Admission is free. Donations are appreciated. 8 Olive Street. MORE INFO.
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