Archives for October 2012

Announcing the Berkeley Roundhouse

This month, we welcome Lindsie Bear to the Heyday family as the first director of the new Berkeley Roundhouse. What is a roundhouse, you ask? Here’s what Malcolm Margolin, Heyday publisher, has to say about it: “They give life to the community,” is how my friend, the Wintu artist, scholar, and ceremonial leader Frank LaPena, describes […]

“News From Native California” Leadership Issue

“You know how some men are quick and strong and know the things to do, how people like to do things for them, and how they have a gift for getting everyone cheerful? Well, those men were leaders.” — Patrick Miguel (Quechan) The Fall issue of News From Native California hits the newsstands this week […]

The Wheels on the Bus go…

I board the Parnassus # 6 bus, inbound, at the foot of my street. Looking west on Haight Street the number 6 is distinguished by the trolley poles, visible above the assortment of traffic moving east. The MUNI driver guides his vehicle to the curb. I step on and survey those seats reserved for seniors close to the front of the bus. I am seventy-four years of age, fit and agile, but I do respect the inevitable jostling of the bus; sudden starts and stops could send an old lady to the hospital and into many months of rehab with a broken hip if she foolishly didn’t insist on traveling seated. I insist!

Winner of the 2012 James D. Houston Award: Keenan Norris’s “Brother and the Dancer”

For the second winner of the James D. Houston Award, our annual prize named after the late, great Santa Cruz author and aimed at publishing emerging writers on the West, we have chosen Brother and the Dancer by Keenan Norris, a doctoral candidate in English at UC Riverside. A 2005 graduate of the Mills College MFA program […]

Author Q&A: Soul Calling by Joel Pickford

The result of five years of courageous and heartfelt commitment, Soul Calling: A Photographic Journey through the Hmong Diaspora opens our eyes to the beauty, resilience and daily lives of the Hmong people, so recently displaced from their traditional homeland by the traumas of the Vietnam War. From remote Hmong villages in the mountains of Laos to the […]