Gold Rush Stories at the Corral of Westerners in San Francisco

Tuesday Sep 26 2017   5:30 PM
Fior d’Italia restaurant, San Remo Hotel  2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Corral of Westerners in San Francisco.

Open to the public. Dinner reservation required. For more information, visit http://www.westernerssf.org/

Fighting for Justice: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Wednesday Sep 27 2017   7:00 PM
Japanese American Museum of San Jose  535 N 5th St, San Jose, CA  map

In 1942, Fred Korematsu defied U.S. government orders that forced all Japanese Americans from the West Coast and lead to their mass incarceration during World War II. His subsequent challenge to the Constitutionality of his forced removal became the basis of the landmark Korematsu v. United States Supreme Court case. Today, with the lessons of Fred Korematsu’s life more relevant than ever, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi will speak about their new book for youth, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, which tells the story of Fred Korematsu and his stand against the violation of his Constitutional rights.

Laura Atkins is a children’s book author, editor, and instructor. Stan Yogi is coauthor of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, and he worked as a staff member of the Northern California ACLU for many years. Both authors are on a book tour sponsored by the ACLU of Northern California, and the appearance at JAMsj is cosponsored by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the ACLU.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Contact PublicPrograms@jamsj.org or call (408) 294-3138 to reserve a seat. More information here.

Fighting for Justice: Fred Korematsu Speaks Up

Thursday Sep 28 2017   7:30 PM
Kepler's Literary Foundation  1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA  map

ACLU of Northern California presents a special evening reflecting on the life and work of Fred Korematsu. Korematsu defied the governments WWII orders that all Japanese Americans leave the west coast to be incarcerated. The ACLU-NC represented Korematsu all the way to the Supreme Court.

Now, when the lessons of Fred Korematsu’s life are even more important to remember, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi will speak about their new book for children, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, which tells the story of Fred Korematsu and the imprisonment of Japanese Americans, linking that injustice to the struggles of other groups.

With politicians citing the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans as a precedent for a Muslim registry, Fred Korematsu’s story of defiance is especially relevant now for all people in America, especially young ones, to understand.

RSVP here.

The California Field Atlas at Boulder Creek Brewery

Friday Sep 29 2017  
Boulder Creek Brewery  13101 CA-9, Boulder Creek, CA  map

Time TBD.

For Poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California Road trip.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up at Laurel Book Store

Friday Sep 29 2017   6:30 PM
Laurel Book Store  1423 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

Laurel Book Store and two ACLU of Northern California Chapter Boards present Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to share from Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, a timely read.

Fred Korematsu defied the government’s WWII orders that all Japanese Americans leave the west coast to be incarcerated. The ACLU of Northern California represented Korematsu all the way to the Supreme Court. Now, when the lessons of Fred Korematsu’s life are even more important to remember, Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi will speak about their new book for children, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, which tells the story of Fred Korematsu and the imprisonment of Japanese Americans, linking that injustice to the struggles of other groups. With politicians citing the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans as a precedent for a Muslim registry, Fred Korematsu’s story of defiance is especially relevant now for all people in America, especially young ones, to understand.

The Alameda County Paul Robeson Chapter and the Berkeley/North East Bay Chapter of the ACLU-NC are proud to cosponsor this event! Chapter Board members will lead the event with a 10-minutes overview and Q&A of current ACLU-NC activities.

Free and open to the public. Click here to reserve a seat.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up at the Davis Library

Saturday Sep 30 2017   10:30 AM
Yolo County Library - Davis Branch  315 E 14th St, Davis, CA  map

Listen to authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi tell Fred Korematsu’s courageous story of his fight for justice. Book sales and signing available. No reservation is required and this event is free. The Blanchard Room of the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library is accessible for persons with disabilities. Program is sponsored by the Yolo County Library, and the Friends of the Davis Branch Library.

For more information please call the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library at (530) 757-5593, visit the Yolo County Library website at www.yolocountylibrary.org, or connect with the Yolo County Library on Facebook at www.facebook.com/yolocountylibrary.org.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up at Sierra 2 Center

Saturday Sep 30 2017   2:00 PM
Sierra 2 Center  2791 24th St, Sacramento, CA  map

The ACLU Sacramento Chapter is proud to host coauthors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins! Join us for an afternoon discussion on Saturday, September 30 at 2:00p.m.

Inspired by the award-winning book for adults Wherever There’s a Fight, the Fighting for Justice series introduces young readers to real-life heroes and heroines of social progress. The story of Fred Korematsu’s fight against discrimination explores the life of one courageous person who made the United States a fairer place for all Americans, and it encourages all of us to speak up for justice.

Free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

The Mission: Slideshow and Author Talk With Dick Evans

Saturday Sep 30 2017   2:00 PM
Foster City Library  1000 E Hillsdale Blvd, Foster City, CA  map

Celebrate Latino Heritage Month at the Foster City Library! Dick Evans captures the pulse of life in the Mission District, the San Francisco neighborhood known for its murals and Latin American culture and more recently its rapid gentrification. Intimate, colorful images depict a place filled with diverse residents, stately Victorian houses, hand-painted store signs, Carnaval dancers, Día de los Muertos celebrants, political activists, and its namesake, Mission Dolores.

Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

The California Field Atlas at Mono Lake Bookstore

Sunday Oct 01 2017   6:00 PM
Mono Lake Bookstore  US-395, Lee Vining, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

The California Field Atlas at Alpenglow Sports

Monday Oct 02 2017   3:00 PM
Alpenglow Sports  415 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

The California Field Atlas at Bespoke

Tuesday Oct 03 2017   4:00 PM
Bespoke  10130 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

The California Field Atlas at Kitkitdizzi

Wednesday Oct 04 2017   3:30 PM
Kitkitdizzi  219 Broad St, Nevada City, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: Dinner and Talk

Wednesday Oct 04 2017   6:30 PM
Northbrae Community Church  941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA  map

Richard Schwartz, author of The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty, will present an illustrated talk about M. B. Curtis and his life in Berkeley and influence on the culture of the nation. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and talk at 7:30 p.m.

Call (510) 526-3805 for more information.

Heyday Harvest 2017

Thursday Oct 05 2017   6:00 PM
Berkeley City Club  2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA  map

Join us for Heyday’s signature fundraising event, the Heyday Harvest. Enjoy a cocktail reception with live music from Trio Zincalo and a seated dinner. We’ll honor Robert Scheer and Viet Thanh Nguyen for their remarkable and far-reaching contributions to the pursuit of truth and justice, and we’ll celebrate thirty years of publishing News from Native Californiaand, of course, you’ll be the first to hear about our books in the works! Books will be available for purchase from Mrs. Dalloway’s.

6:00 p.m. ▴ cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. ▴ seated dinner and program

Purchase tickets here.

Note: to avoid paying Eventbrite fees, you may pay with a check. Please make payable to “Heyday” and send to Heyday, Attn: Heyday Harvest, P.O. Box 9145, Berkeley, CA 94709.

Questions? Please contact Emmerich Anklam at (510) 549-3564 ext. 314 or emmerich@heydaybooks.com.


Heyday Lifetime Achievement Award: Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing as Vietnam correspondent and editor in chief for Ramparts magazine and as a national correspondent and columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Scheer can be heard on the political radio program “Scheer Intelligence” on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, California. He is currently a clinical professor of communications at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Scheer has written ten books; his latest book, They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy (Nation Books), was released in 2015. Scheer received the 2010 Distinguished Work in New Media Award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and in 2011 Ithaca College awarded him the Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.

Heyday History Award: Viet Thanh Nguyen

Viet Thanh Nguyen’s novel The Sympathizer is a New York Times best seller and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. His other books are The RefugeesNothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War (a finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction and the National Book Critics Circle Award in General Nonfiction) and Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America. He is the Aerol Arnold Chair of English and Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.


Board of Directors: Richard D. Baum, Cochair ▴ Nettie Hoge, Cochair ▴ Don Franzen ▴ Whitney Green ▴ Marty Krasney ▴ Ralph Lewin ▴ Praveen Madan ▴ Greg Sarris ▴ Sonia Torres ▴ Michael Traynor

Honorary Committee: John Gage and Linda Schacht ▴ Guy Lampard and Suzanne Badenhoop ▴ Mark Leno ▴ Tom Lutz ▴Steve Silberstein ▴ David Talbot ▴ Alice Waters


We are so grateful for the generosity of our 2017 Heyday Harvest sponsors.

Publisher: Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria ▴ Katrina vanden Heuvel

Editor: Whitney Green ▴ Michael Zilkha

Author: Beatrice Bowles ▴ Richard and Gretchen Evans

Researcher: Linda Schacht and John Gage

Friend: Alice Waters

The California Field Atlas at Premium Tattoo

Friday Oct 06 2017   5:00 PM
Premium Tattoo  4130 Broadway, Oakland, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

22nd Annual Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival

Saturday Oct 07 2017   12:00 PM
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park  2151 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Join Malcolm MargolinRobert Hass, Maxine Hong Kingston, Berkeley Poet Laureate Rafael Jesús González, and newly inaugurated San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck, among many other poets and writers, at Poetry Flash’s Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit Poetry Flash’s website.

Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute at Litquake

Sunday Oct 08 2017   12:00 PM
  814 Mission St, San Francisco, CA  map

Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, authors of the California Historical Society Book Award-winning Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, walk and talk you through the vice districts of twentieth-century San Francisco, just before closure of the infamous Barbary Coast. Enjoy discussions of S.F. history, politics, and geography framed around the story of “Alice Smith,” a sex worker whose memoir electrified the city during its serialized publication in 1913.

Free and open to the public. Tour begins at the historic San Francisco Bulletin office at 814 Mission St. (behind the Westfield Mall), and ends at City Lights Books in North Beach, for a reception with light refreshments. Walk should last two hours total, and includes no significant hills or staircases. Comfortable shoes and layered clothing are highly recommended. Content of the talk may not be appropriate for small children.

Litquake: How a Mountain Was Made

Sunday Oct 08 2017   6:00 PM
San Francisco Center for the Book  375 Rhode Island St, San Francisco, CA  map

In the tradition of Calvino’s Italian Folktales, Greg Sarris (Grand Avenue) turns his attention to his ancestral homeland, Northern California’s Sonoma Mountain. In the 16 interconnected stories of How a Mountain Was Made, the twin crows Question Woman and Answer Woman take us through a world inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales. In conversation with Heyday publisher/executive director Steve Wasserman.

$10 advance/door. For more information, click here.

The California Field Atlas at Redwood National Park

Monday Oct 09 2017   3:00 PM
Prairie Creek Visitor Center  127011 Newton B. Drury Scenic Pkwy, Orick, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

The California Field Atlas at Northtown Books

Tuesday Oct 10 2017   7:00 PM
Northtown Books  957 H St, Arcata, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

Gold Rush Stories in Morgan Hill

Tuesday Oct 10 2017   7:00 PM
Morgan Hill Library  660 W Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library at the Morgan Hill Library.

Free and open to the public; for more information, visit the Friends of the Morgan Hill Library website.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Litquake

Tuesday Oct 10 2017   6:00 PM
Museum of Performance + Design  893B Folsom St, San Francisco, CA  map

In his latest book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty: The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M.B. Curtis, author and historian Richard Schwartz tells the fascinating life story of Jewish immigrant actor M.B. Curtis. Curtis rose to stardom as the first American Jewish actor to portray a Jewish character on an American stage, using his charisma and comedic talents to overcome common stereotypes and prejudices of the time. Industrious, influential, and daring on and off stage, Curtis lived the highs and lows of celebrity in late nineteenth-century America, often chasing his ideals of freedom and democracy through grand, dramatic gestures.

Richard Schwartz is a historian and the author of Eccentrics, Heroes, and Cutthroats of Old BerkeleyEarthquake Exodus, 1906Berkeley 1900; and The Circle of Stones. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature (’73). An outdoor enthusiast and animal lover, Schwartz worked on a Pennsylvania Dutch farm for two years before heading west to find higher mountains. He now lives in Berkeley, California, where he works as a building contractor and documents early Native American sites in the Bay Area. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty (April 2017) is his fifth book and was recently selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Margaret Herrick Library to be included in their collection.

Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented close to 8000 author appearances for an audience of over 165,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco’s thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals.

Open to the public. Tickets available for purchase online. Admission at the door: General $12; Senior/Students $9.50; Members/Passes: FREE. For more information, click here.

 

 

The California Field Atlas at Gallery Bookstore

Wednesday Oct 11 2017   6:30 PM
Gallery Bookstore  319 Kasten St, Mendocino, CA  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

Richard Schwartz at the Sonoma Valley Historical Society

Saturday Oct 14 2017  
Sonoma Valley Historical Society  , ,  

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty author Richard Schwartz will give an illustrated talk on M. B. Curtis, his famous character Sam’l of Posen, and both characters’ influence on American culture. Details to follow.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Oakland Public Library

Sunday Oct 15 2017   2:00 PM
Oakland Public Library - Main Branch  125 14th St, Oakland, CA  map

Join Richard Schwartz for a talk on his new book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty chronicles the life of actor M. B. Curtis, who achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters current at the time, and who funded the lighting of the Statue of Liberty. Actor, producer, real estate developer, promoter, hotelier, benefactor, and murder suspect, Curtis reached the highs of celebrity and fame as well as the lows of failure, illness, and a faltering career. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty rescues his story from the dusty archives of forgotten history and reexamines an actor whose creativity and cultural influence still resonate today.

Free and open to the public.

The California Field Atlas at Snow Peak

Monday Oct 16 2017   4:00 PM
Snow Peak  410 NW 14th Ave, Portland, OR  map

For poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California road trip.

Gallery Opening of Mission Murals: Art, Politics, and Community Preservation

Tuesday Oct 17 2017   6:00 PM
JCCSF Katz Snyder Gallery  3200 California St, San Francisco, CA  map

MISSION MURALS:
ART, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY PRESERVATION

A Special Exhibition on the Mural Traditions of
San Francisco’s Mission District

at the JCCSF Katz Snyder Gallery
October 2017–January 2018

From the 1960s to the present, artists and activists in San Francisco’s Mission District have been creating public murals to express a new social paradigm—on fences, in public parks and on the walls of buildings throughout the Mission. Precita Eyes Muralists, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating communities about the process and the history of public art, has inspired artists locally and throughout the United States to create public murals to spark community building and historic preservation.

Mission Murals: Art, Politics and Community Preservation is a dynamic exhibition of documentary photographs, posters, handbills, tools, ephemera and film. The exhibition will showcase the work of Precita Eyes Muralists.

The exhibition highlights the work of documentary photographer Dick Evans through his new Heyday publication entitled The Mission. It showcases work by local artists and leaders including Juana Alicia, David “Hyde” Cho, Susan Kelk Cervantes, Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez, André Karpov, Emmanuel Montoya, Irene Perez, Ray Patlan, Mel Waters, Patricia Rodriquez, Victor Reyes, Jessica Sabogal, and Carla Wojczuk. The murals continue to combat gentrification and preserve the character of the Mission District for all to enjoy.

For more information, click here.

California Studies Dinner Seminar: Gold Rush Stories

Thursday Oct 19 2017   7:00 PM
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Director's Room  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Gary Noy will present his new book, Gold Rush Storiesat the October 18 California Studies Dinner Seminar. This series of dinners provides a forum for discussion of California politics, economy, and society that meets once a month on the Berkeley campus. It brings together scholars, students, and specialists from around the Bay Area to hear speakers talk about new books, research, and ideas of note concerning California. The series has been going strong for twenty years (with a predecessor going back thirty years!), and is the finest intellectual forum on California history, geography, and public affairs in Northern California.

To reserve your space, RSVP to Margaret Olney at margaret_olney@berkeley.edu or (510) 643-8140. For more information, visit the California Studies Dinner Seminars website.

The Mission at the Oakland Museum of California

Friday Oct 20 2017   4:00 PM
Oakland Museum of California  1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA  map

Stop by the Oakland Museum to meet Dick Evans, author of The Mission. He will share stories of his three-year project documenting the arts and culture of the Mission District in San Francisco. This colorful book will be available for sale and signing at the event.

The California Field Atlas at Point Reyes Books

Saturday Oct 21 2017  
Point Reyes Books  11315 CA-1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Time TBD.

For Poet-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, California is a magic network of living systems that connect in a grand, quilted array of ecology and beauty. Based on decades of exploring California’s backcountry, The California Field Atlas is Kaufmann’s masterpiece: a compendium of over 300 hand-painted maps that detail the local topography and of the Golden State, forming a uniquely elemental narrative based on the shaping forces of earth, air, fire, and water. Richly illustrated with hundreds of Kaufmann’s watercolor paintings, the Field Atlas is a colorful and soulful journey beyond the veneer of contemporary urbanized California, revealing the secrets of its enduring natural wealth and its resilient biological diversity. Science and art comingle in this epic presentation, at once a timely handbook of conservationism and an indispensable companion for the classic California Road trip.

CANCELED: Gold Rush Stories at the Historic North Star House in Grass Valley

Sunday Oct 22 2017   2:00 PM
Historic North Star House  12075 Auburn Rd, Grass Valley, CA  map

This event has been canceled.

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the North Star House Conservancy at the Historic North Star House in Grass Valley.

Open to the public. For more information, visit the North Star House Conservancy at https://thenorthstarhouse.org.

Gold Rush Stories in Grass Valley

Thursday Nov 02 2017   1:00 PM
Empire Mine Park Association  10791 East Empire Street, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Empire Mine Park Association in Grass Valley.

Open to members and docents; for more information, visit the Empire Mine Park Association website.

 

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Jewish Community Library

Sunday Nov 05 2017   1:30 PM
Jewish Community Library  1835 Ellis St, San Francisco, CA  map

Join Richard Schwartz for a talk on his new book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty chronicles the life of actor M. B. Curtis, who achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters current at the time, and who funded the lighting of the Statue of Liberty. Actor, producer, real estate developer, promoter, hotelier, benefactor, and murder suspect, Curtis reached the highs of celebrity and fame as well as the lows of failure, illness, and a faltering career. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty rescues his story from the dusty archives of forgotten history and reexamines an actor whose creativity and cultural influence still resonate today.

Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Congregation Sherith Israel

Friday Nov 10 2017  
Congregation Sherith Israel  2266 California Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Richard Schwartz, author of The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty, will speak to the Prime Time Club about M. B. Curtis and the realities of San Francisco in the 1870s and 80s.

How a Mountain Was Made Book Launch

Friday Nov 10 2017   6:00 PM
Unitarian Universalist Congregation  547 Mendocino Ave, Santa Rosa, CA  map

Celebrate the release of How a Mountain Was Made: Stories with author Greg Sarris! Greg will give a talk and answer questions from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with book signing to follow.

How a Mountain Was Made: Morning Performance

Saturday Nov 11 2017   11:00 AM
Z Space  450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA  map

Word for Word’s Youth Arts presents

HOW A MOUNTAIN WAS MADE

a play by Greg Sarris based on his book How a Mountain Was Made: Stories
directed by Nancy Shelby

“We are all People,” answered Answer Woman. “Some of us have taken the form of animals, some the form of human beings. But we are all relatives. We all talk. We all have stories. We come from the same village, after all.”

Greg Sarris, who in addition to being a celebrated author, is the Chairman of The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, has created a collection of stories inspired by the creation myths of California’s Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo peoples, the sacred site of Sonoma Mountain, the plain of Santa Rosa, and Copeland Creek. Come spend an hour in the company of Coyote, Warm Wind, Centipede, Lizard and Frog Woman, and more!

Ticket information here.

How a Mountain Was Made: Afternoon Performance

Saturday Nov 11 2017   1:00 PM
Z Space  450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA  map

Word for Word’s Youth Arts presents

HOW A MOUNTAIN WAS MADE

a play by Greg Sarris based on his book How a Mountain Was Made: Stories
directed by Nancy Shelby

“We are all People,” answered Answer Woman. “Some of us have taken the form of animals, some the form of human beings. But we are all relatives. We all talk. We all have stories. We come from the same village, after all.”

Greg Sarris, who in addition to being a celebrated author, is the Chairman of The Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, has created a collection of stories inspired by the creation myths of California’s Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo peoples, the sacred site of Sonoma Mountain, the plain of Santa Rosa, and Copeland Creek. Come spend an hour in the company of Coyote, Warm Wind, Centipede, Lizard and Frog Woman, and more!

Ticket information here.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Oakland Heritage Alliance

Thursday Nov 16 2017   7:00 PM
Chapel of the Chimes  4499 Piedmont Ave, Oakland, CA  map

Join Richard Schwartz for a talk on his new book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty chronicles the life of actor M. B. Curtis, who achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters current at the time, and who funded the lighting of the Statue of Liberty. Actor, producer, real estate developer, promoter, hotelier, benefactor, and murder suspect, Curtis reached the highs of celebrity and fame as well as the lows of failure, illness, and a faltering career. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty rescues his story from the dusty archives of forgotten history and reexamines an actor whose creativity and cultural influence still resonate today.

Free and open to the public. For more information please click here.

Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute at Prelinger Library

Thursday Nov 16 2017   7:00 PM
Prelinger Library   301 8th St #215 , San Francisco, CA  map

As part of Prelinger Library’s PLACE talks, Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, authors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, will be giving a presentation about gender and research on “Alice Smith.”

Open to the public. For more information please click here.

Gold Rush Stories at the Mayflower Society in Folsom

Saturday Nov 18 2017   12:00 PM
Cliff House of Folsom  9900 Greenback Lane, Folsom, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Mayflower Society, Mother Lode Colony, in Folsom.

Open to the public. Luncheon reservation required.  For more information, visit the Mayflower Society at www.mayflowersociety.com

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum

Sunday Nov 19 2017   4:00 PM
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum  37417 Niles Blvd, Fremont, CA  map

Join Richard Schwartz for a talk on his new book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty chronicles the life of actor M. B. Curtis, who achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters current at the time, and who funded the lighting of the Statue of Liberty. Actor, producer, real estate developer, promoter, hotelier, benefactor, and murder suspect, Curtis reached the highs of celebrity and fame as well as the lows of failure, illness, and a faltering career. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty rescues his story from the dusty archives of forgotten history and reexamines an actor whose creativity and cultural influence still resonate today.

Free and open to the public. For more information please click here.

Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute at the Howard Zinn Book Fair

Sunday Nov 19 2017   2:45 PM
City College of San Francisco, Mission Campus  , San Francisco, CA  map

Join Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus for a reading, film screening, and discussion of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute and the related documentary at the Howard Zinn Book Fair.

$5 suggested donation for entrance to the book fair; no one turned away for lack of funds. For more information please click here.

The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty at Congregation Beth El

Thursday Dec 21 2017   7:00 PM
Congregation Beth El  1301 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA  map

Join Richard Schwartz for a talk on his new book, The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty chronicles the life of actor M. B. Curtis, who achieved overnight success in Sam’l of Posen, a groundbreaking play that transcended the common stereotypes of Jewish characters current at the time, and who funded the lighting of the Statue of Liberty. Actor, producer, real estate developer, promoter, hotelier, benefactor, and murder suspect, Curtis reached the highs of celebrity and fame as well as the lows of failure, illness, and a faltering career. The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty rescues his story from the dusty archives of forgotten history and reexamines an actor whose creativity and cultural influence still resonate today.

Free and open to the public.

Gold Rush Stories at the Sierra College Patrons – Rocklin

Monday Jan 08 2018   12:00 PM
Fireside Room, Sierra College  5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sierra College Patrons on the Sierra College–Rocklin campus.

Open to the public with luncheon reservation in advance.  For more information, visit Sierra College Patrons at https://www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/foundation/active-support-groups/patrons.php.

Gold Rush Stories at the Sierra Writers Conference in Grass Valley

Saturday Jan 20 2018   9:00 AM
Sierra College–Nevada County Campus  250 Sierra College Dr, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give the keynote address for the Sierra Writers Conference on January 20, 2018, at the Sierra College–Nevada County Campus in Grass Valley. The conference includes a full schedule of events with professional and peer critiques and featuring small groups sessions on writing tools and techniques, marketing and publishing, and various aspects of the writing life.

Requires registration in advance. For more information on the conference or to register, click on the Sierra Writers website at www.sierrawriters.org or visit the Sierra College website at www.sierracollege.edu.

Greg Sarris: Miwok Stories

Wednesday Feb 07 2018   7:00 PM
Mill Valley Public Library  375 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA  map

Part American Indian, Filipino, and Jewish, Greg Sarris was adopted at birth and raised in both Indian and white families. He is Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and the Endowed Chair in Native American Studies at Sonoma State University. His books include How a Mountain Was Made: StoriesKeeping Slug Woman Alive: Essays Toward a Holistic Approach to American Indian TextsWatermelon Nights, Grand Avenue; and The Sound of Rattles and Clappers: An Anthology of California Indian Writing.

Greg Sarris’s literary work defines those of us who live on this continent in new ways; his stories reflect the tragedy of exile, our painful separation from the land and from each other, and the radiant potential for reunion.

Greg Sarris is a renowned author, scholar, teacher, and Chairman, but his list of accomplishments extends much deeper. As a novelist he has brought inspiration, as a professor he has provided motivation, and as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, he has instilled hope. Greg has fully dedicated his life to making an impact on the lives of those who helped set the foundation of his own life today. Tribal Chairman Greg Sarris has put forth efforts to restore and rebuild a community that will forever change the lives of many.

Free and open to the public. For more information, click here.

Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute at the Olympia Public Library

Thursday Feb 22 2018   7:30 PM
Olympia Timberland Library  313 8th Ave SE, Olympia , WA  map

The authors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute will be doing a reading at the Olympia Public Library.