Andrew Lam at “A Bunch of Bad Hombres: Immigrant Writers Respond to Trump”

Tuesday Jul 25 2017   6:00 PM
SF Public Library Main Branch  SFPL Koret Auditorium 100 Larkin, San Francisco, CA  map

Andrew Lam, author of Perfume Dreams, will be one of the five panelists at this fifth edition of Litquake’s Shadow & Light series, which brings to the S.F. Public Library a moderated discussion about the impact of the current regime on immigrant writers’ lives as well as their creativity. We explore how immigrant voices can prevail against our nation’s current intellectual recession, and perhaps even advance the cause of cultural curiosity. Moderated by Nyuol Lueth Tong, editor of The Bare Life Review.

Admission is free, but please register in advance. Because of high demand for this series, the organization is asking for a limit of two tickets per reservation.

For more information, click here.

Andrew Lam at the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival

Thursday Jul 27 2017 - Saturday Jul 29 2017  4:00 PM
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum  8th St NW & F St NW, Washington, DC,  

As part of the Smithsonian Asian American Literature Festival, Andrew Lam will be participating in a panel on “Vietnamese Diasporic Literature Today.” The event will last July 27th-July 29th, but Lam will be reading on the first day.

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

Gold Rush Stories at North Lake Tahoe Historical Society

Thursday Aug 17 2017  
Gatekeeper’s Museum and Marion Steinbach Indian Basket Museum  130 West Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit North Lake Tahoe Historical Society at http://northtahoemuseums.org/

Gold Rush Stories at the Gold Country Celtic Society

Wednesday Aug 23 2017   6:00 PM
Downstairs: VFW Post 2655  415 N Pine St, Nevada City, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will read from and sign copies of his book for the Gold Country Celtic Society.

Open to the public, but expect to prepare something for the potluck dinner; for more information visit http://nevadacountycelticclub.org/meetings.html.

 

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors at Henry Miller Library in Carmel

Saturday Sep 02 2017   3:00 PM
Henry Miller Library at the Barnyard  3728 The Barnyard, Suite G-23, Carmel, CA  map

With wildlife increasingly commingling with California’s residents and neighborhoods, Beth Pratt-Bergstrom will explore inspiring stories celebrate a new paradigm for wildlife conservation: coexistence.

Wildness beats in the heart of California’s urban areas.

A mountain lion known as P-22 lives in the middle of Los Angeles. Porpoises cavort in San Francisco Bay after a sixty-five year absence. And on the Facebook campus in Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg and his staff have provided a home for an endearing family of wild gray foxes. A movement of diverse individuals and communities is taking action to recast wildlife as an integral part of our everyday lives.

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors explores this evolving dynamic between humans and animals, including remarkable stories like how Californians are welcoming wolves back to the state after the incredible journey of the wolf OR-7, how park staff and millions of visitors rallied to keep Yosemite’s famed bears wild, and many more tales from across the state.

Beth will discuss these issues, sign copies of her book When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors, and answer your questions. A perfect afternoon for ALL AGES!

RSVP required; $10 donation. More information here.

Gold Rush Stories in Chicago Park/Peardale

Wednesday Sep 06 2017   12:00 PM
Peardale-Chicago Park Fire Station Community Room  15057 Highway 174, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Chicago Park Garden Club in Peardale-Chicago Park.

Free and open to the public; for more information, visit http://californiagardenclubs.com/ChicagoParkGardenClub.

Gold Rush Stories at the Auburn-Placer County Library

Friday Sep 15 2017   12:00 PM
Auburn-Placer County Library  350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the NOON Program of the Friends of the Auburn Library at the Auburn-Placer County Library.

Free and open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.folauburn.org/programs/noon-program

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/

Heyday Harvest 2017

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

Save the date! The eleventh annual Heyday Harvest will be held at the Berkeley City Club on Thursday, October 5.

Questions about our signature event?

Please contact Mariko Conner, Marketing/Publicity Manager, at (510) 549-3564 ext. 308 or mariko@heydaybooks.com.

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.

California Studies Dinner Seminar: Gold Rush Stories

Wednesday Oct 18 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.