Photo by Miguel Farias

Illuminating the Jewel City: Spectacular Lighting the PPIE

Thursday May 07 2015   7:00 PM
Presidio Officers’ Club   50 Moraga Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, leads a whirlwind visual tour of the amazing innovations in lighting, color, and design created for San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. From its brilliantly coordinated use of color and its spectacular designs (such as the shimmering Tower of Jewels) to its battery of colored spotlights painting pictures in the city’s famous fog, the fair dazzled visitors and set the standard for decades to come. The talk includes a discussion of Worlds’ Fairs prior to 1915 and is illustrated using photographs, stereoviews, postcards, maps, newspaper illustrations, architectural renderings, and lantern slides.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit presidioofficersclub.com/event/jewel-city-light-color-and-design-at-the-1915-panama-pacific-international-exposition.

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California’s Wild Edge: Exhibit Opening

Wednesday May 13 2015   6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join us at the San Francisco Public Library for the exhibition opening of California’s Wild Edge the Coast in Prints, Poetry and History based on the upcoming book with the same title. Artist Tom Killion and poet Gary Snyder will read and discuss the book. The exhibit will run through July 5.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1018628501.

Photo by Miguel Farias

Illuminating the PPIE

Thursday May 14 2015   7:00 PM
Danville Library  400 Front St., Danville, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation about the amazing innovations in lighting, color, and design created for San Francisco’s 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition. This event is cosponsored by the Museum of the San Ramon Valley.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit ccclib.org/locations/danville.html.

Photo by Charles Hobson

Storytime Launch Party: The Wolf Who Ate the Sky

Saturday May 16 2015   10:30 AM
Books Inc. Marina  2251 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join us for a Storytime Launch Party in celebration of Anna Isabel Rauh, Mary Daniel Hobson, and Charles Hobson’s delightful collaboration, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky. Their new book is an utterly charming modern folk tale about a wolf with an excessive appetite and what trouble that causes. Four-year-old Anna dictated the story to her mother, Mary, and illustrations were created by Anna’s grandfather Charles. The trio will read the story and talk about the making of the book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit booksinc.net/event/launch-party-anna-isabel-rauh-mary-hobson-charles-hobson-books-inc-marina.

Photo by Miguel Farias

Jewel City: Whirlwind Tour

Saturday May 16 2015   1:30 PM
Fremont Library  2400 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation and sign copies of her book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit guides.aclibrary.org/Fremont or download the May flyer.

Photo by Evan Johnson

Northern California Women’s Herbal Symposium

Friday May 22 2015 - Monday May 25 2015 
Black Oak Ranch  50350 N Hwy 101, Laytonville, CA  map

Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, will teach three classes: “Oaks and the Species that Depend on Them;” “The Amazing Manzanita and All Its Relations;” and “Lace Lichen and Mistletoe: Friends or Foes” as part of the four-day symposium.

For more information visit womensherbalsymposium.org.

Photo by Miguel Farias

Laura Ackley: Keynote Speaker at the Conference of California Historical Societies

Friday May 29 2015   9:00 AM
Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport  1177 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give the opening keynote presentation at the Conference of California Historical Societies.

Registration required; for more information visit californiahistorian.com/annual_meeting15.

Photo by Miguel Farias

West Point Inn’s Heritage Night with Laura Ackley

Friday May 29 2015 - Saturday May 30 2015 
West Point Inn  100 Old Railroad Grade, San Anselmo, CA  map

Nine years after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a determined community rose from the devastation and hosted the Panama–Pacific International Exposition World’s Fair. Enjoy dinner, wine and learn about the World Fair which showed the world that San Francisco had returned. Lectures by Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, each night.

$30, reservations necessary; for more information visit westpointinn.com/heritage-night-2015.

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Oakland Book Festival

Sunday May 31 2015   11:00 AM
Frank Ogawa Plaza  1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA  map

Join Heyday and Oakland book lovers for the first annual Oakland Book Festival.

At 11am, Kim Bancroft (Literary Industries) will participate in a panel on Bay Area Literary History with Jerry Cimino, Benjamin Griffin, Steve Lavoie.

PEN Oakland presents “Fightin’ Words” with Judy Juanita, Lucille Lang Day, Genny Lim, Ruben Llamas, Claire Ortalda, and Floyd Salas based on the Heyday book with the same name.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit oaklandbookfestival.org.

Photo by Miguel Farias

Laura Ackley at the Ross Historical Society

Friday Jun 05 2015   11:00 AM
Marin Art & Garden Center  30 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Ross, CA  map

After 15 years of research and study, Laura Ackley will present her new book, San Francisco’s Jewel City, for the Ross Historical Society. Her work examines the planning, design, exhibits, music, midway, technology, scandals, and political and cultural elements of the Panama Pacific International Exposition, just in time for its centennial. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Luncheon tickets are $45 per person; for more information visit moya-rhs.org/calendar.html.

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The Wolf Who Ate the Sky: Stinson Beach

Saturday Jun 06 2015   11:00 AM
Stinson Beach Library  3521 Shoreline Hwy, Stinson Beach, CA  map

Three generations – Charles Hobson, Mary Daniel Hobson, and Anna – will share their book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky, and tell the story of how this book originated from a story Anna and her mother imagined and told to each other on the way to school.

Free and open to the public; for more information call (415) 868-0252.

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Bay Area Book Festival

Saturday Jun 06 2015   10:00 AM
Downtown  , Berkeley, CA  map

Join Heyday and other book fans for the first annual Bay Area Book Festival, a weekend filled with authors, exhibitors, and literary fun. At 4pm in The Marsh Berkeley, Cutcha Risling-Baldy (Hupa, Karuk, Yurok), Olivia Chilcote (Luiseño), and Vincent Medina (Ohlone) will participate in the panel “Resistance, Visibility, and Continuity: California Indians Speak Out.”

Free and open to the public; for more information visit baybookfest.org.

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Bay Area Book Festival

Sunday Jun 07 2015   10:00 AM
Downtown  , Berkeley, CA  map

Join Heyday and other book fans for the first annual Bay Area Book Festival, a weekend filled with authors, exhibitors, and literary fun. At 4pm in The Brower Center, Lindsie Bear will moderate “Into the Wild: Foraging Sustainably in Today’s World” with panelists Ava Chin, Kirk Lombard, Mia Andler, and Kathleen Smith.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit baybookfest.org.

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On Track: City Club of San Francisco

Wednesday Jun 17 2015   12:00 PM
City Club of San Francisco  155 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA  map

Rick Laubscher, author of On Track, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book as part of the City Club’s Jamison Roundtable Luncheon.

General admission $45, City Club Members $40 (entry includes lunch); for more information call (415) 362-2480.

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Photo by Evan Johnson

Poison Oak, Lace Lichen, and Mistletoe: Friends or Foes

Thursday Jun 18 2015   7:30 PM
Luther Burbank Art and Garden  2050 Yulupa Ave., Santa Rosa, CA  map

Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, will give an illustrated talk and sign copies of her book for the Milo Baker chapter of the California Native Plant Society.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit milobaker.cnps.org.

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Carp, Cows, and Coral Trees: 300 Years of Nature in Los Angeles

Saturday Jun 20 2015   2:00 PM
Autry National Center  4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA  map

Join LAtitudes contributors, Charles Hood, Cindi Alvitre, Andy Wilcox, and Teddy Varno, and Beth Pratt-Bergstrom (National Wildlife Federation’s California Director) as moderator for a conversation at the Autry Museum, followed by a walking tour of Griffith Park’s birds and botany at 4:30pm. Tickets include admission to the museum.

Free for Autry members, $10 for nonmembers, $6 for students (with ID) and seniors (60+); for more information visit theautry.org/programs/lectures-seminars-discussions/coyotes-cows-carp-and-coral-trees-300-years-of-nature-in-los-angeles.

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The Poets of California’s Wild Edge

Tuesday Jun 23 2015   6:00 PM
San Francisco Public Library, Koret Auditorium  100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA  map

Tom Killion will emcee this special night of poetry with poets from California’s Wild Edge. Poets include Gary Young, Jane Vengua, Michael Hannon, and Stephen Meadows.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1019974701.

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California’s Wild Edge: An Evening of Art and Poetry of the California Coast

Saturday Jun 27 2015   5:30 PM
Toby's Feed Barn  11250 Hwy 1, Point Reyes Station, CA  map

Artist Tom Killion and poet Gary Snyder have reunited to produce another exquisite book, one that helps us see and appreciate the meeting of land and sea in California in a new way. Their new book, California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History, captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino to Point Lobos and beyond, portraying the rocky cliffs, storm tides, and serene moonlit coves. The beauty of Tom’s work is deepened by Gary’s poetry, as well as selections from other poets, storytellers, and travelers.

  • 5:30 – 7:15 PM: DINNER AT TOBY’S FEED BARN WITH GARY SNYDER AND TOM KILLION ($175) A select number of guests will be able to join Tom Killion and Gary Snyder for a special dinner at Toby’s Feed Barn before the public event to celebrate and toast their new book. Dinner guests will have specially reserved seats at the West Marin School for the public event and will each receive their choice of either a limited edition Tom Killion broadside OR a copy ofCalifornia’s Wild Edge. Proceeds from the dinner will go to support Heyday.
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM: PUBLIC EVENT AT WEST MARIN SCHOOL ($40)  To celebrate the publication of the book, Tom Killion and Gary Snyder will be in Point Reyes Station on June 27 for an evening of poetry, prose, and conversation. They will discuss the book, read poetry, and invite other contributors to the book, including Jane Hirshfield and Jerry Martien, to read poetry as well. Don’t miss this spectcular event hosted by Heyday and Point Reyes Books! Doors at 6:30.

Tickets go on sale May 1; for more information or to purchase tickets visit wildedge.eventbrite.com.

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The Wolf Who Ate the Sky: Mill Valley

Monday Jul 06 2015   2:30 PM
Mill Valley Library  375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley, CA  map

Three generations – Charles Hobson, Mary Daniel Hobson, and Anna – will share their book, The Wolf Who Ate the Sky, and tell the story of how this book originated from a story Anna and her mother imagined and told to each other on the way to school. This event is kid-friendly!

Free and open to the public; for more information visit millvalleylibrary.org/Index.aspx?page=483&recordid=21353.

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She Sang Me a Good Luck Song: Book Party and Exhibit Opening

Saturday Jul 18 2015   6:30 PM
Maidu Museum  1970 Johnson Ranch Dr., Roseville, CA  map

Join photographer Dugan Aguilar and editor Theresa Harlan to celebrate the publication of their new book, She Sang Me a Good Luck Songand opening of the exhibit based on the book..

Free and open to the public; for more information visit roseville.ca.us/parks/parks_n_facilities/facilities/maidu_indian_museum/special_events.asp.

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Maps for Another Los Angeles

Thursday Aug 06 2015   7:00 PM
West Hollywood Library  625 N San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  map

LAtitudes editor Patricia Wakida will moderate a panel with contributors Lynell George, Michael Jaime-Becerra, Josh Kun, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Rosten Woo at the West Hollywood Library. This event is sponsored by Heyday, WeHo Reads, and the West Hollywood Library.

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Literary Industries Travels Back to Its Roots

Monday Aug 17 2015   7:00 PM
Bryn Du Mansion  537 Jones Rd., Granville, OH  map

Kim Bancroft, editor of Literary Industries: Chasing a Vanishing West, will travel to the birthplace of her great-great grandfather Hubert Howe Bancroft to give a lecture and sign copies of her edited version of his book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bryndu.com/calendar/82-life-local/168-life-local-h-h-bancroft.

Photo by Evan Johnson

ArtStay at Emandal

Wednesday Sep 30 2015 - Sunday Oct 04 2015 
Emandal-A Farm On A River  16500 Hearst-Post Office Rd., Willits, CA  map

Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, will teach a class, “Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Exploring Emandal’s Web of Life,” as part of ArtStay at Emandal––four days of nature explorations, gourmet food, and wonderful company.

$575 (includes 4 nights of lodging, food, and instruction); for more information visit emandal.com/artstays-ii.