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Special Guests on Alcatraz Island

Upcoming Events

Special Guests on Alcatraz Island

Take advantage of special appearances and book signings!



March 3

Sharlene Baker is a Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Night Tour Interpreter. She wrote the book Alcatraz Believe It or Not for the audience of children and young adults. The book was illustrated by one of our Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy Interpretative Sales Division Graphic Designers, Charles House.

March 6, 11, 12, 18 and 19

Jolene Babyak - Author of “Breaking the Rock” and daughter of Arthur McConnell Dollison, one of the last correctional officers to work on the Island.  Hear Jolene talk about her experiences growing up as a child on Alcatraz Island.

March 24 and 31

Michael Esslinger - “Alcatraz: A Definitive History of the Penitentiary Years” author. Meet this acclaimed historical researcher and author and hear his thoughts behind his best-selling books regarding Alcatraz Island’s rich history.

March 8, 15, 22, and 29

George Devincenzi – A former correctional officer and author of "Murders on Alcatraz".  Hear him recount eight years of working with the most notorious and violent criminals that served time on Alcatraz Island.

March 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, and 30

Bill Baker – Author of "Alcatraz 1259.”  Talk with the former inmate who reveals a true account of what life in prison was like.


* Please note, schedule and appearances are subject to change at any time without notice.


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