Heyday on Page 1 of the San Francisco Chronicle

This holiday weekend, a feature on Heyday and Steve Wasserman ran on page A1 of the San Francisco Chronicle. If you missed it the first time around, or just want to reread, please click over to the Chronicle’s website to read it now! Here’s a snippet of the article with a link to the full piece. By Steven […]

Heyday seeks a Director of Development

Heyday is an independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution whose mission is to promote awareness and celebrate California’s many cultures, landscapes, and ideas. Through beautifully crafted books, public events, and innovative outreach programs we are building a vibrant community of readers, writers, and thinkers. Heyday publishes twenty-five to thirty books a year exploring subjects […]

Steve Wasserman Named Publisher/Executive Director of Heyday

The board of directors of Heyday, after an extensive search, is pleased to announce that Steve Wasserman has been named publisher and executive director of Heyday. He will succeed Malcolm Margolin, Heyday’s founder, who is retiring after 41 years of visionary leadership. Wasserman, currently executive editor-at-large for trade books at Yale University Press, will assume his […]

Heyday books win California Book Awards: “Valley of Shadows and Dreams” and “Masha’allah and Other Stories”

Two Heyday titles have won California Book Awards: Valley of Shadows and Dreams by Ken Light and Melanie Light earned the Gold Medal for Contribution to Publishing and Masha’allah and Other Stories by Mariah K. Young earned a Silver Medal for First Fiction. These books are now on sale for a limited time.   The 82nd […]

Virtual Dinner between Native People of California and Palestinians in Gaza to Occur April 23–May 3* at Heyday

First Virtual Dinner Guest Project for Native Peoples What if the evening news were replaced with the evening conversation? Berkeley-based nonprofit publisher Heyday and News from Native California magazine are teaming up with The Virtual Dinner Guest Project to host a meal where Native people in California break bread with Palestinians in Gaza via Skype […]

Press Release: San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Natalie Mulford, Heyday Tel: 510-549-3564 E: Natalie@heydaybooks.com Kate Patterson, San Francisco Arts Commission Tel: 415-252-4638 E: Kate.Patterson@sfgov.org THE SAN FRANCISCO ARTS COMMISSION AND HEYDAY BRING 80 YEARS OF CULTURAL INNOVATION TO LIFE IN NEW BOOK San Francisco: Arts for the City—Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932–2012 on Bookshelves April 1, […]

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 […]

Ken Light: Continuing the Documentary Tradition in the 21st Century

Over the last few years, Susie Katz, president and founder of PhotoWings, has been documenting the process behind Ken and Melanie Light’s Valley of Shadows and Dreams, their photographic and literary exploration of a region known for its agricultural plenty—and the marginalization of its people. Below is an excerpt from the first in a two part series from PhotoWings […]

Jeff Lustig (1943-2012)

Jeff Lustig died last month. I miss him greatly. He was a very close friend—we’d get together two or three times a month to push chess pieces around and talk and laugh. He was so witty, so sharp, so enraged by the greed, hypocrisy, and stupidity of the world, so delighted by acts of courage […]