Alice at Authors on the Move

Saturday Mar 04 2017   5:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Sacramento  1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA  map

Join the editors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute, Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus at Authors on the Move, an event that benefits the Sacramento Public Library Foundation and their summer reading programs. Tickets can be purchased here: http://saclibraryfoundation.org/purchase-your-tickets/

Orange County at Boca de Oro

Saturday Mar 04 2017  
Baja Alta Market   201 E 4th Street Market, Santa Ana, CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County at Boca de Oro, Orange County’s premier Arts and Literature Fringe Festival! In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public. Time TBD.

Laura Atkins at SF History Days

Saturday Mar 04 2017  
Old Mint  88 5th St, San Francisco, CA  map

On the weekend of March 4th and 5th, 2017 the Old Mint becomes a pop-up museum of San Francisco history featuring more than 75 exhibitors at the San Francisco History Days at the Old Mint. Join community historians, archivists, genealogists, archaeologists, researchers, educators, reenactors and other history enthusiasts for a free Community Open House at this historic site. Past history weekends at the Old Mint have brought together dozens of organizations to celebrate and tell the City’s unique history, and have attracted several thousand participants. Visit Laura Atkins in the Author’s Room where she will be signing copies of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up. 

This event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

For more information visit: http://sfhistorydays.org/

Orange County at Cypress Library

Sunday Mar 05 2017   2:00 PM
Cypress Library   5331 Orange Ave, Cypress, CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County, and Paul J Willis to read his poem from the pages of the captivating anthology. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public.

Lost Worlds Book Launch at Book Passage Sausalito

Wednesday Mar 08 2017   6:00 PM
Book Passage Sausalito  100 Bay St., Sausalito, CA  map

Join Sylvia Linsteadt, author of Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area, and Malcolm Margolin as they discuss the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now known as Silicon Valley, to the Coney Island of the West on the Alameda shoreline, to San Francisco’s bohemian Barbary Coast.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided. For more information visit Book Passage’s Website.

Wherever There’s a Fight at Sunset Branch Library

Wednesday Mar 08 2017   7:00 PM
Sunset Branch Library  1305 18th Ave. at Irving St., San Francisco , CA  map

March is International Women’s History Month.

“Since the early days of statehood, women in California have been at the forefront of the fight for civil rights.  We will look at the lives of those who, starting in the 1860s, fought for racial integration of public services and schools, and for women’s voting rights. Join us as we learn what motivated these bold women – and the rights they won for us all.”

Join Elaine Elinson is a co-author of Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California, which won a Gold Medal in the California Book Awards. Signed copies will be available.

For more information visit: http://sfpl.org/sunset
Free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible – Public Transit: N-Judah streetcar; 6, 7, 28, 29 & 71 MUNI buses

Orange County Book Launch

Friday Mar 10 2017   4:00 PM
University of California, Irvine  Humanities Gateway 1030, Irvine, CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, for their official book launch at UC Irvine, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public.

For more information, visit UC Irvine’s Website.

Living Wild Launch Party at Book Passage

Saturday Mar 11 2017   7:00 PM
Book Passage   51 Tamal Vista Blvd. , Corte Madera , CA  map

Join professional photographer Elaine Miller Bond at Book Passage in Corte Madera for a launch party celebrating her adorable new board books, Living Wild and Running Wild. Where is your favorite place to be? Is it a hole in the ground, the bloom of a flower, or a little blue spot in the sky? In the latest board book from the author of Running Wild, photographs of animals in their natural habitats show young readers the varied and wonderful places that creatures including foxes, butterflies, and hummingbirds call home.

For more information, visit the Book Passage.

Alice at Wooden Shoe Books and Records – Philadelphia Appearance

Tuesday Mar 14 2017   7:00 PM
Wooden Shoe   704 South St, Philadelphia , PA  map

If you’re in the Philadelphia area, join Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, co-editors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute for a talk on sex worker’s rights during the progressive era and how Alice’s story is relevant with the modern day sex worker’s rights movement.

BART at University Press Books

Tuesday Mar 14 2017   5:30 PM
University Press Books   2430 Bancroft Way , Berkeley, CA  map

In the first-ever history book about BART, longtime agency spokesman Michael C. Healy gives an insider’s account of the rapid transit system’s inception, hard-won approval, construction, and operations, “warts and all.” Written with a master storyteller’s homey wit and sharp attention to detail, Healy recreates the politically fraught venture to bring a new kind of public transit to the West Coast. What emerges is a sense of the individuals who made (and make) BART happen. From tales of staying up until 3:00 a.m. with Bill Stokes and Jack Everson to hear the election results for the rapid transit vote to weathering scandals, strikes, and growing pains, this look behind the scenes of an iconic, seemingly monolithic structure reveals people at their most human—and determined to change the status quo.

Alice at Red Emma’s – Baltimore Appearance

Wednesday Mar 15 2017   7:30 PM
Red Emma's Bookstore   30 W North Ave, Baltimore , MD  map

If you’re in the Baltimore area, join Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, co-editors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute for a talk on sex worker’s rights during the progressive era and how Alice’s story is relevant with the modern day sex worker’s rights movement.

 

Wild Suburbia at CNPS, Orange County Chapter

Thursday Mar 16 2017   7:30 PM
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club  15 Riparian Way, Irvine, CA  map

Looking to transform your traditional, high-water-use yard into a peaceful habitat garden abounding with biodiversity? Barbara Eisenstein, author of Wild Suburbia: Learning to Garden with Native Plants, will discuss the joys and challenges of tending a native garden and sign copies of her book. Free and open to the public.

Sylvia Linsteadt In Discussion with Gary Kamiya at the Mechanics Institute

Thursday Mar 16 2017   6:00 PM
Mechanics Institute   57 Post Street, San Francisco , CA  map

In conversation with each other, Sylvia Linsteadt, author of Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area, and author Gary Kamiya (Cool Gray City of Love, and forward to Lost Worlds) will discuss the the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now known as Silicon Valley, to the Coney Island of the West on the Alameda shoreline, to San Francisco’s bohemian Barbary Coast.

Free for members of the Mechanics Institute and Heyday Subscribers, $15 for public.

For more information, please visit: https://www.milibrary.org/events/lost-worlds-san-francisco-bay-area-heyday-books-mar-16-2017

 

Sea Forager at University Press Books

Thursday Mar 16 2017   5:30 PM
University Press Books  2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA  map

In The Sea Forager’s Guide to the Northern California Coast, Kirk Lombard combines a startling depth of knowledge with wry humor and colorful storytelling to guide readers’ quests to hook fish, dig clams, and pick seaweed for themselves. Leighton Kelly’s stunning, occasionally idiosyncratic illustrations complement practical instructions for gathering a variety of fish and seafood and delicious recipes for what to do with each catch. Lombard, a former staff member at the state Department of Fish and Game and founder of the foraging tour company/seafood delivery service Sea Forager Seafood, insists that his readers follow all regulations and encourages sustainable practices above and beyond what the State of California requires. This quirky and useful how-to is sure to inspire an empowering epicurean adventure.

For more information, visit University Press Book’s Website.

Game Changers at Blumoon Books & Media

Thursday Mar 16 2017   7:00 PM
Blumoon Books  4128 El Camino Ave, Sacramento , CA  map

Author Steve and Susie Swatt will present on their CHS Book Award-winning book, Game Changers, which examines California’s history through the prism of twelve elections that forever changed the state. Free and open to the public.

Alice at Bluestockings

Friday Mar 17 2017   7:00 PM
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist Collective  172 Allen St, New York , NY  map

If you’re in the New York City area, join Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, co-editors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute for a talk on sex worker’s rights during the progressive era and how Alice’s story is relevant to the modern day sex worker’s rights movement.

Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins at CAAMFest

Saturday Mar 18 2017   12:00 PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center   388 9th St, Oakland, CA  map

Inside the Mind of A Creator: Sharing History and Culture Through Children’s Books and Graphic Novels

Join us for a family-friendly afternoon in Oakland with the top creators of new children’s books and graphic novels. Innosanto Nagara, Stan Yogi, Laura Atkins, Thi Bui and Nidhi Chanani will share their inspirations, artistic process, and how their personal experiences inform storytelling. Moderated by staff from ABC7 News. Light refreshments will be available. 12-3pm at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center.

Tickets: $14/$13/$12 – children and youth under 18 are free
For more information, visit CAAMFest’s website.

For Kids! Activism panel with Laura Atkins & Stan Yogi, and author/illustrator Innosanto Nagarra

Saturday Mar 18 2017   5:00 PM
Mrs. Dalloways  2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA  map

Stan Yogi and Laura Atkins, the co-authors of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up and the author/illustrator of A Is for Activist and Counting on Community, Innosanto Nagarra, talk about their paths to activism and why they wrote their books. Our discussion will include pressing questions: What is an activist? What can I do? What can we do together? How do we get involved? Given the current political landscape, this event aims to be inspiring, reassuring, and encouraging. Come with ideas to share, or to hear what others are doing. No ideas are too small. Target audience 8-14 but everyone is welcome.

Free and open to the pubic For more information visit Mrs. Dalloway’s Website.

Orange County at BC Space Gallery

Sunday Mar 19 2017   2:00 PM
BC Space Gallery   235 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach , CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public.

Alice at Unnameable Books

Sunday Mar 19 2017   7:00 PM
Unnameable Books  600 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, New York  map

If you’re in the Brooklyn, N area, join Ivy Anderson and Devon Angus, co-editors of Alice: Memoirs of a Barbary Coast Prostitute for a talk on sex worker’s rights during the progressive era and how Alice’s story is relevant with the modern day sex worker’s rights movement.

To RSVP or get more information, please visit their Facebook Event Page

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up with Reach and Teach

Sunday Mar 19 2017   12:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church Palo Alto  1140 Cowper Street , Palo Alto, CA  map

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. A new children’s book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to learn about Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. They will read excerpts from the book, talk about the larger historical context, and lead a discussion about what people can do today to speak up for justice. This event is for children, families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who wants to join. FREE – Light snacks and beverages will be served. All ages welcome! Books Available for Sale and Signing from Reach And Teach.

Free and open to the public.

California Studies Dinner Seminar: BART

Tuesday Mar 21 2017   7:00 PM
Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Director's Room  2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA  map

Michael C. Healy will present his book, BART: The Dramatic History of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Systemat the March 21 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.

Orange County at University of Redlands

Thursday Mar 23 2017  
University of Redlands  1200 E Colton Ave, Redlands, CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth. Victoria Patterson will read her piece published in the anthology. Hosted by Greg Bills.

Free and open to the public. Time TBD.

The Mission at the Presidio Golf & Concordia Club

Thursday Mar 23 2017   7:00 PM
The Presidio Golf & Concordia Club  8 Presidio Terrace, San Francisco, CA  map

Join Dick Evans, author of The Mission and muralist Carlos “Kookie” Gonzalez at The Presidio Golf & Concordia Club for the launch of Viewpoints, a thinking person’s lecture series sponsored by notable publishers of the SF/Bay Area. If you have ever walked through San Francisco’s historic Mission District, you’ve surely seen the colorful murals that pepper the streets of this dynamic, culturally rich neighborhood. But have you ever wondered what the story is behind each image?

Open to members and non-members.

Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Adults only please.

RSVP: pgccviewpoints@gmail.com

 

Where Mountain Lions Are Neighbors at Skylight Books

Friday Mar 24 2017   7:30 PM
Skylight Books  1818 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA  map

When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors explores this evolving dynamic between humans and animals, including remarkable stories like rice farmers sharing their fields with Sandhill Cranes, how California’s endangered desert tortoises are getting some much needed protection from a formidable ally: the United States Marines Corps, and how park staff and millions of visitors rallied to keep Yosemite’s famed bears wild, and many more tales from across the state that celebrate a new paradigm for wildlife conservation: coexistence.

Beth Pratt-Bergstrom, wildlife advocate, author and California Director for the National Wildlife Federation, will share tales of wild wonder from her new book, accompanied by LA’s celebrity mountain lion, P-22 (his likeness).

Free and open to the public, click HERE for more information.

Andrew Tonkovich at Literary Orange: A Celebration of Authors, Readers, and Libraries

Saturday Apr 01 2017 - Saturday Apr 01 2017 
Newport Beach Marriott   900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA  map

Join co-editor of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, Andrew Tonkovich, at Literary Orange for a panel discussion with Gustavo Arellano, Stephanie Brown, Victoria Patterson, and moderated by Tom Zoellner.  Literary Orange is Orange County’s premier literary event featuring headlining authors and thought-provoking keynote addresses. The day offers attendees and fans the opportunity to listen and engage with an exciting array of authors, have books signed, ask questions, and learn about the writing process. Included are morning refreshments, a delicious lunch, and a yummy dessert.

Ticket prices:

$70.00 for early bird registration, before March 1, 2017

$80.00 after March 1, 2017

$85.00 the day of the event.

Go here to register and get more information: https://literaryorange.org/reg/ 

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up with National Japanese American Historical Society

Saturday Apr 01 2017   11:00 AM
MIS Historic Learning Center, Building 640   640 Old Mason St Presidio of San Francisco , San Francisco , CA  map

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. A new children’s book, Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to learn about Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. They will read excerpts from the book, talk about the larger historical context, and lead a discussion about what people can do today to speak up for justice. This event is for children, families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who wants to join.

 

News from Native California 30th Anniversary Party

Saturday Apr 01 2017   2:00 PM
Autry Museum   4700 Western Heritage Way - Griffith Park, Los Angeles , CA  map

Experiencing 30 years of cultural renewal

Join News from Native California for a celebration of thirty years of publication at Heritage Court at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles.

-Featuring tribal singers and dancers from across Southern California

-Food from Crossroads West & Chia Café Collective

-Attendees to receive a copy of the News from Native Californiaspecial 30th Anniversary commemorative issue.

We would like to thank the Tribal Alliance for Sovereign Indian Nations for sponsoring this event.

The Mission Launch Party

Thursday Apr 13 2017   6:00 PM
The Grand Theater  2665 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Join us for a book launch event like no other, celebrating the people, cultures, and artists that make the Mission District a community. In his latest photography book, The Mission, 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 for 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 (here juxtaposed against portraits of Native people and indigenous cultural objects). On April 13, 2017, we will celebrate the release of Evan’s book with a ceremonial blessing from the Ohlone Girls, words from Roberto Herandez, the King of the Mission, Susan Cervantes of Precita Eyes, muralist Juana Alicia, and Dick Evans himself. Books will be available for purchase and signing by Dick Evans after the program.

Doors open at 6 PM

Program begins at 6:30 PM

Book Signing at 7:30 PM

A $10 donation at the door is suggested to help continue the culturally rich work of the artists and performers who have made this project possible.

For more information and to RSVP, please visit Eventbrite.

Game Changers at Sacramento Rotary Club

Tuesday Apr 18 2017   12:00 PM
Dante Club  2330 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA  map

Author Steve Swatt will present on his CHS Book Award-winning book, Game Changers, which examines California’s history through the prism of twelve elections that forever changed the state. Free and open to the public.

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

Sunday Apr 23 2017   2:00 PM
Historic North Star House  12075 Auburn Road, 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

Wherever There’s A Fight at the California State Library

Tuesday Apr 25 2017   12:00 PM
California State Library  900 N Street, Sacramento, CA  map

Join Stan Yogi and Elaine Elinson for a talk at the California State Library on their book, Where There’s A FightWherever There’s a Fight captures the sweeping story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the gold rush right up to the precarious post-9/11 era. The book tells the stories of the brave individuals who have stood up for their rights in the face of social hostility, physical violence, economic hardship, and political stonewalling.

Presidio Dialogues – Letters from the Camps: Voices of Dissent

Thursday Apr 27 2017   6:00 PM
Presidio Officers' Club  50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco , CA  map

Using original letters from the internment camps of WWII, now preserved at California Historical Society, this interdisciplinary presentation focuses on Japanese Americans who spoke out during and after internment.

Contemporary descendants, writers, and performers will read from the letters and share their responses, including: Stan Yogi author of Wherever There’s a Fight and Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Elaine Elinson author of Wherever There’s a Fight, John Crew of the ACLU, and Bonnie Akimoto, actress of 30 years, most recently in the play Beneath the Tall Tree at TheatreFirst in Berkeley. Additional readers to be confirmed soon.

For more information visit Eventbrite.

Gold Rush Stories at the South Lake Tahoe Library

Saturday Apr 29 2017   3:00 PM
South Lake Tahoe Library  1000 Rufus Allen Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library at the South Lake Tahoe Branch of the El Dorado County Library.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, visit www.eldoradolibrary.org/tahoe.htm.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up at West Portal Library

Saturday Apr 29 2017   11:00 AM
West Portal Library Branch  190 Lenox Way, San Francisco, CA  map

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to learn about Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. This event is for children, families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who wants to join.

Free and open to the public.

Fred Korematsu Speaks Up at Western Addition Library

Saturday Apr 29 2017   3:00 PM
Western Addition Library Branch  1550 Scott Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Fred Korematsu challenged the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans when few others did. Fred Korematsu Speaks Up explores this civil rights hero’s life and its relevance today. Join authors Laura Atkins and Stan Yogi to learn about Fred’s lifelong fight for justice. This event is for children, families, teachers, librarians, and anyone who wants to join.

Free and open to the public.

Gold Rush Stories at The Book Seller in Grass Valley

Sunday Apr 30 2017   1:00 PM
The Book Seller   107 Mill Street, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will sign copies of his book for The Book Seller in Grass Valley.

Open to the public. For more information, visit The Book Seller website atwww.thebookseller.biz/welcome

Gold Rush Stories at the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Colma

Saturday May 06 2017   11:00 AM
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park   Park Headquarters, 310 Back Street, Colma, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park.

Open to the public.  For more information, visit the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park at www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=484

Orange County at Rancho Santa Margarita Library

Saturday May 06 2017  
Rancho Santa Margarita Library   30902 La Promesa , Rancho Santa Margarita , CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public. Time TBD.

Orange County at Katie Wheeler Library

Sunday May 07 2017   TBD
Katie Wheeler Library  13109 Old Myford Rd, Irvine, CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County. Readers to be announced. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public.

Gold Rush Stories in Grass Valley

Monday May 08 2017   12:00 PM
Casa Las Katrinas restaurant  10100 Alta Sierra Dr, Grass Valley, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Retired Public Employees of California, Nevada County Chapter 078 (RPEA).

Open to the public; lunch reservations are required. For more information, contact Kitty Vaars at kittyvaars@bellsouth.net.

Gold Rush Stories for a Night at the State Library

Wednesday May 10 2017   6:00 PM
California State Library  900 N St, Sacramento , CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation featuring the seekers, dreamers, and scoundrels who made the California Gold Rush the biggest event of 1849. From tales of those who flocked from around the globe to California inspired by visions of gold, to the historical figures who made California what it is today, Noy will illuminate on brutality, tragedy, humor and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it. The presentation will be held on the fifth floor.

 

Gold Rush Stories Launch in Rocklin

Friday May 12 2017   7:00 PM
Sierra College Natural History Museum, Sewell Hall  5000 Rocklin Rd, Rocklin, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sierra College Natural History Museum Lecture Series.  This event is the official Sierra College book launch for Gold Rush Stories.

Open to the public with admission donation; for more information, visit www.sierracollege.edu/about-us/beyond-the-classroom/nat-hist-museum/.

Gold Rush Stories in Nevada City

Thursday May 18 2017   7:00 PM
Sierra Presbyterian Church  175 Ridge Road, Nevada City, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Nevada County Historical Society in Nevada City.
Free and open to the public; for more information, visit www.nevadacountyhistory.org/.

Orange County at Brea Library

Saturday May 20 2017   11:00 AM
Brea Library   1 Civic Center Circle , Brea, CA  map

Join Lisa Alvarez and Andrew Tonkovich, the editors of Orange County: A Literary Field Guide, as they discuss the acclaimed literary fertility of Orange County. Readers to be announced. In this literary field guide, more than sixty writers—some well known, others emerging—lead readers on a tour that begins at the coast and heads inland over the Santa Ana Mountains, through the canyons, and into the cities of Anaheim, Irvine, and Orange in search of vistas of truth.

Free and open to the public.

Gold Rush Stories at the California Historical Society

Thursday Jun 01 2017   6:00 PM
California Historical Society   678 Mission Street, San Francisco , CA  map

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

For more information, visit www.calhist.org. More information on ticketing to come.

Gold Rush Stories at the Auburn Rotary Club

Tuesday Jun 06 2017   12:00 PM
Auburn Rotary Club   195 Pine Street, Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation featuring the seekers, dreamers, and scoundrels who made the California Gold Rush the biggest event of 1849. From tales of those who flocked from around the globe to California inspired by visions of gold, to the historical figures who made California what it is today, Noy will illuminate on brutality, tragedy, humor and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it.

RSVP for the event here: http://auburncarotary.com/

Gold Rush Stories at Auburn Recreation District

Wednesday Jun 07 2017   6:00 PM
Canyon View Community Center  471 Maidu Dr, Auburn, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Auburn Recreation District in Auburn. Fundraiser for the Youth Fund of the Auburn Recreation District.

Open to the public. Admission donation. For more information, visit AuburnRec.com.

Gold Rush Stories at the Avid Reader

Friday Jun 09 2017   7:30 PM
The Avid Reader Bookstore  617 Second St, Davis, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book at the Avid Reader Bookstore in Davis.

Free and open to the public; for more information, visit www.avidreaderbooks.com.

Gold Rush Stories at the Sonoma Historical Society

Saturday Jun 10 2017   2:00 PM
Sonoma Community Center   276 East Napa Street, Sonoma , CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sonoma Historical Society, featuring the seekers, dreamers, and scoundrels who made the California Gold Rush the biggest event of 1849. From tales of those who flocked from around the globe to California inspired by visions of gold, to the historical figures who made California what it is today, Noy will illuminate on brutality, tragedy, humor and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it.

For more information, visit www.depotparkmuseum.org

Gold Rush Stories at Sierra Renaissance Society in Cameron Park

Friday Jun 16 2017   1:00 PM
Cameron Park Community Center  2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the Sierra Renaissance Society in Cameron Park.

Open to the public. For more information, visit http://srsedc.com/

Gold Rush Stories in Truckee

Thursday Jun 29 2017   6:00 PM
Sierra Bible Church  11460 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation and sign copies of his book for the SBC Trailblazers in Truckee.

Open to the public; for more information, visit www.sbctruckee.com/trailblazers.

Gold Rush Stories in Chicago Park/Peardale

Wednesday Jul 05 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 Mechanic’s Institute

Thursday Jul 06 2017   6:00 PM
Mechanic's Institute Library  57 Post Street, San Francisco, CA  map

Gary Noy, author of Gold Rush Stories, will give a presentation featuring the seekers, dreamers, and scoundrels who made the California Gold Rush the biggest event of 1849. From tales of those who flocked from around the globe to California inspired by visions of gold, to the historical figures who made California what it is today, Noy will illuminate on brutality, tragedy, humor and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it.

Open to the public: $15 for non-members, free for members and friends of Heyday.

For more information, visit www.milibrary.org

Gold Rush Stories at University Press Books

Tuesday Jul 11 2017   5:30 PM
University Press Books  2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley , CA  map

This volume explores the deeply human stories of the California Gold Rush generation, drawing out all the brutality, tragedy, humor, and prosperity as lived by those who experienced it. In less than ten years, more than 300,000 people made the journey to California, some from as far away as Chile and China. Many of them were dreamers seeking a better life, like Mifflin Wistar Gibbs, who eventually became the first African American judge, and Eliza Farnham, an early feminist who founded California’s first association to advocate for women’s civil rights. Still others were eccentrics—perhaps none more so than San Francisco’s self-styled king, Norton I, Emperor of the United States. As Gold Rush Stories relates the social tumult of the world rushing in, so too does it unearth the environmental consequences of the influx, including the destructive flood of yellow ooze (known as “slickens”) produced by the widespread and relentless practice of hydraulic mining. In the hands of a native son of the Sierra, these stories and dozens more reveal the surprising and untold complexities of the Gold Rush.

Free and open to the public, more information on University Press Book’s Website.