Is That a Skunk? Book Signing

Saturday Sep 22 2018   10:00 AM
Wild Birds Unlimited  692 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA  map

Beloved wildlife guru and author Gary Bogue and artist Chuck Todd will sign copies of their new children’s nature book, Is That a Skunk? on Saturday, September 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This is Gary and Chuck’s first signing event for this book. Thanks to the great folks at Wild Birds Unlimited for hosting! Call (925) 798-0303 to preorder your copy of Is That a Skunk? or for more information.

For more about the book visit www.isthataskunk.com. Feel free to contact the illustrator on Facebook or at: chucktoddartist@gmail.com. For more art and other projects visit Chuck’s site at www.chucktodd.net.

12th Annual Heyday Harvest Dinner

Thursday Oct 04 2018   6:00 PM
African American Museum and Library at Oakland  659 14th St, Oakland, CA  map

You are invited to the 12th annual Heyday Harvest on October 4, 2018. Please join us this year in honoring Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Daniel Ellsberg for their longstanding commitments to illuminating truth and fighting injustice. We will also hear from Heyday friends Susan Anderson, Interim Chief Curator of the African American Museum and Library at Oakland (our venue for the evening) and Abdi Soltani, Executive Director of the ACLU of Northern California.

Enjoy an opening reception at 6 p.m. with music from the Berkeley High School Jazz Ensemble, followed by a 7 p.m. seated dinner from The RedDoor, Oakland-based caterers. Heyday books will be on sale at the event, and a gift bag is included with each ticket.

You can purchase individual tickets ($200) on Eventbrite. You may also pledge to sponsor a Harvest table or place a tribute journal ad for one of our honorees or authors.

Please note: To avoid Eventbrite fees, you may send a check to: Heyday / Attn: Harvest / P.O. Box 9145 / Berkeley, CA 94709.

Questions? Contact Emily at (510) 549-3564 ext. 314 or emily@heydaybooks.com.

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The Question of Resistance & Accommodation: Incarcerated Japanese Americans and their Allies

Wednesday Oct 10 2018   6:00 PM
Main Library - Walters Auditorium  125 14th St, Oakland, CA  map

The Main Library’s annual Fall History Series opens with a program about the importance of intercultural alliances in repressive times. This panel discussion will explore the relationship between incarcerated Japanese Americans and their allies during World War II. Panelists will include author Karen Tei Yamashita (Letters to Memory), Northern Arizona University professor Leilah Danielson (American Gandhi: AJ Muste and the history of Radicalism in the Twentieth Century), and historian Charles Wollenberg (Rebel Lawyer: Wayne Collins and the Defense of Japanese American Rights).

Free and open to the public; more info here.

Obi Kaufmann at the Mojave Desert Land Trust

Saturday Oct 13 2018   12:00 PM
Mojave Desert Land Trust  60124 Twentynine Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, CA  map

Longtime friend of the Mojave Desert Land Trust Obi Kaufmann is returning to the MDLT Joshua Tree Headquarters for his only planned public appearance in the high desert this fall. Obi Kaufmann will present his best-selling California Field Atlas, to be followed by Q&A. Original artwork from the book will be available for purchase.

What is Nature? with Charles Hood

Saturday Oct 13 2018   12:00 PM
The Henry Miller Memorial Library  48603 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA  map

Join poet, nature guide, and author Charles Hood for a spirited overview of ten ways to define and enjoy the natural world!

Along the way, he will review the history of field guides, talk about changing definitions of species, and discuss the enduring influence of literature on the sciences.

The recipient of multiple writing awards, Charles also has seen 5,000 species of birds in the wild, and among other things, has been charged by a musk ox, been lost in a whiteout in Tibet, and has contracted (and survived) bubonic plague. He lives and teaches in the Mojave Desert and is a Research Fellow at the Center for Art + Environment at the Nevada Museum of Art.

The talk is free and starts at noon—pack a lunch! More info here.

David Harris: The War Over California’s Redwoods (Litquake)

Saturday Oct 13 2018   1:00 PM
San Francisco Botanical Garden  1199 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA  map

This month, Heyday releases a reprint edition of legendary activist and former editor (Rolling Stone and The New York Times MagazineDavid Harris’ environmental classic, The Last Stand: The War Between Wall Street and Main Street over California’s Ancient Redwoods. The Last Stand details the financier Charles Hurwitz’s takeover of Pacific Lumber Company in remote Northern California, and is as much a story about the struggle for the soul of capitalism as it is about the fight to save the ancient redwoods on the company’s lands. In conversation with Kristin Kaye (Tree Dreams).

Free; $5 suggested donation. Reserve your space here.

Obi Kaufmann at the Kensington Public Library

Monday Oct 15 2018   6:30 PM
Kensington Public Library  61 Arlington Ave, Kensington, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling California Field Atlas to the Kensington Library. Kaufmann will give a short presentation followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public.

New Native Voices: A Place of Many Nations (Litquake)

Monday Oct 15 2018   6:00 PM
McEvoy Foundation for the Arts  1150 25th St, Bldg B, San Francisco, CA  map

“Here is poetry of a new time—an era of witness, of coming into voice, an era of change and of political and cultural resurgence…forceful and subtle, hysterical and lyrical, ironic and earnest, sorrowful and joyful, and presented in ways harder to define, but made of the recent now, the lived realities that poets of Native nations write.”—Heid E. Erdrich, introduction to New Poets of Native Nations

In this discussion of contemporary Native American literature, we dive into the rich diversity of Native writing today, and how writing itself can be a homeland. Featuring Julian Talamantez Brolaski (Of Mongrelitude), Heid E. Erdrich (New Poets of Native Nations), Jennifer Foerster (Bright Raft in the Afterweather), and Greg Sarris (How a Mountain Was Made), Tribal Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

Free admission; $10 suggested donation. More info here.

Cosponsored by Graywolf Press, Heyday, and Litquake

Obi Kaufmann at the Henry Miller Memorial Library

Saturday Oct 20 2018   12:00 PM
The Henry Miller Memorial Library  48603 Hwy 1, Big Sur, CA  map

Bring your lunch, as Obi Kaufmann will be giving a short presentation followed by a Q&A session and will be signing copies of the book as well as offering exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings. Follow Obi on instagram @coyotethunder and catch up on his essays at www.coyoteandthunder.com.

Free, but registration encouraged. Click here for more information and to register.

Obi Kaufmann at the Lab

Sunday Oct 21 2018   1:00 PM
The Lab  3728 The Barnyard Ste G-23, Carmel, CA  map

Bring your lunch, as Obi Kaufmann will be giving a short presentation followed by a Q&A session and will be signing copies of the book as well as offering exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings. Follow Obi on instagram @coyotethunder and catch up on his essays at www.coyoteandthunder.com.

Free, but registration encouraged. Click here for more information and to register.

Obi Kaufmann at the Napa Library

Monday Oct 29 2018   7:00 PM
Napa County Library  580 Coombs St, Napa, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling The California Field Atlas to the Napa Main Library Community Room. In conjunction with the Napa Bookmine, Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art, and restoring California’s natural world, followed by a Q&A session. Obi will be signing copies of the book and offering exclusive prints of his watercolor trail-paintings for sale. Follow Obi on instagram @coyotethunder and catch up on his latest essays at www.coyoteandthunder.com.

This event is free and open to the public.

Rebel Lawyer at the Center for Sacramento History

Thursday Nov 08 2018   7:00 PM
The Center for Sacramento History  551 Sequoia Pacific Blvd, Sacramento, CA  map

Fred Korematsu, Iva Toguri (alias Tokyo Rose), Japanese Peruvians, and five thousand Americans who renounced their citizenship under duress: Chuck Wollenberg’s new book Rebel Lawyer tells the story of the key cases pertaining to the World War II incarceration of 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry and the trial attorney who defended them. Wayne Collins made a somewhat unlikely hero. An Irish American lawyer with a volatile temper, Collins’s passionate commitment to the nation’s constitutional principles put him in opposition to not only the United States government but also groups that acquiesced to internment, such as the national office of the ACLU and the leadership of the Japanese American Citizens League. Through careful research and legal analysis, Charles Wollenberg takes readers through each case, and offers readers an understanding of how Collins came to be the most effective defender of the rights and liberties of the West Coast’s Japanese and Japanese American population. Wollenberg portrays Collins not as a white knight but as a tough, sometimes difficult man whose battles gave people of Japanese descent the foundation on which to construct their own powerful campaigns for redress.

Info about the Center for Sacramento History here.

Obi Kaufmann at the Marin Art & Garden Center

Wednesday Nov 14 2018   7:00 PM
Marin Art & Garden Center  30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Ross, CA  map

Artist, poet, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann brings his best-selling California Field Atlas to the Marin Art & Garden Center. Obi will be giving a presentation on conservation, art, and restoring California’s natural world, with a Q&A session and book signing to follow. Exclusive prints of Obi’s watercolor trail-paintings will be available for sale.

Free and open to the public.