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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 – SOLD OUT

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.

This event is sold out.

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A Reading and Conversation with Malcolm Margolin and Sylvia Sukop

Sunday May 31 2015   11:00 AM
Beth Chayim Chadashim  6090 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  map

In 1972, Beth Chayim Chadashim (BCC) became the world’s first synagogue founded by, and with an outreach to, lesbians and gay men. Today it is a progressive and diverse congregation inspired by its founders’ vision and values of equality, fairness, and inclusiveness; and a welcoming gathering place for the entire community. Malcolm Margolin, founder and publisher of Heyday, a small press that for four decades has spotlighted California’s best stories, joins BCC member Sylvia Sukop in a reading and conversation centered on two new books.

The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Times of a Fiercely Independent Publisher recounts Malcolm’s childhood in a Yiddish-speaking immigrant Jewish family in Boston, and his courageously unconventional Berkeley-based publishing enterprise currently celebrating its forty-first year.

In LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas, memoir meets history in Sylvia’s essay, “Pioneers on the Frontier of Faith,” exploring the founding days and continuing legacy of MCC church and BCC synagogue, together serving the spiritual needs of the Christian and Jewish LGBT community for more than four decades.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bcc-la.org/a-reading-and-conversation-with-malcolm-margolin-and-sylvia-sukop.

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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.

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84th Annual California Book Awards

Monday Jun 01 2015   6:00 PM
Commonwealth Club  555 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join us in celebrating Heyday’s two gold medals at the California Book Awards! The Heyday of Malcolm Margolin by Kim Bancroft won the gold for Contribution to Publishing and San Francisco’s Jewel City by Laura Ackley won for Californiana.

$10 general admission, free for members; for more information visit commonwealthclub.org/events/2015-06-01/84th-annual-california-book-awards-ceremony.

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.”

Find us at our booth across from The David Brower Center on Allston near Oxford.

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 noon in The Brower Center, Andrew Lam joins NoViolet Bulawayo and Nayomi Munaweera for “Coming of Age Around the World: The Whole World Comes to California.” 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.

Find us at our booth across from The David Brower Center on Allston near Oxford.

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

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To Live and Dine in L.A.: Menus and the Making of the Modern City

Sunday Jun 14 2015   3:00 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library  630 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA  map

Can a city’s history be told through restaurant menus? In a special collaboration with the Library Foundation to rediscover the Los Angeles Public Library’s vast archive, USC professor and LAtitudes contributor Josh Kun uses the Library’s menu collection to explore the shaping of Los Angeles, from the city’s first restaurants in the 1850s up through the most recent food revolutions. Join him for a multimedia tour of the L.A. menu paired with a conversation on L.A. food past and present with chefs: Joachim Splichal (Patina Group), Cynthia Hawkins (Hawkins House of Burgers), and Ricardo Diaz (Colonia Publica).

Free, but RSVP recommended; for more information visit lfla.org/event-detail/1143/To-Live-and-Dine-in-LA-Menus-and-the-Making-of-the-Modern-City.

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Secrets of the Oak Woodlands: Milo Baker CNPS

Monday Jun 15 2015   7:30 PM
Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center  2050 Yulupa St., Santa Rosa, CA  map

Kate Marianchild, author of Secrets of the Oak Woodlands, will give a presentation and sign copies of her book for the Milo Baker Chapter of CNPS.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit milobaker.cnps.org/index.php/events/general-meetings.

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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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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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Coyote, 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 Panama-Pacific Centennial Concert

Saturday Jun 20 2015   7:15 PM
Palace of Fine Arts  3301 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation and sign copies of her book as part of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band’s 37th Annual Pride Concert festivities.

5:00 pm: World premiere of the film “When the World Came to San Francisco” by R. Christian Anderson
7:15 pm: Book talk on “The Jewel City” by author Laura Ackley
8:00 pm: The Panama-Pacific Centennial Concert

$25 for a full event pass; for more information visit ppie100.org/event/37th-annual-pride-concert.

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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 with Gary Snyder and Tom Killion

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) – [INCLUDES A TICKET TO THE PROGRAM] 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 program to celebrate and toast their new book. Dinner guests will have specially reserved seats at the West Marin School for the program and will each receive their choice of either a limited edition Tom Killion broadside OR a copy of California’s Wild Edge. Proceeds from the dinner will go to support Heyday.
  • 7:30 – 9:00 PM: PROGRAM 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.

Many thanks to our sponsors: Barbara Boucke, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Jeannene Przyblyski, Susan Raynes, Liz Sutherland, Jerry Tone and Martha Wyckoff, Michael and Shirley Traynor, and Stevens Van Strum.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit ptreyesbooks.com/events/californias-wild-edge-poetry-prose-conversation-west-marin-school.

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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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Love, Los Angeles: A Conversation in Words and Images

Thursday Jul 09 2015   7:15 PM
Mark Taper Auditorium-Central Library  630 W 5th St., Los Angeles, CA  map

“Love, Los Angeles” is a letter in progress—a series of notes, fragments, reflections and odes—written by two native daughters navigating the quickly-changing landscape of contemporary Los Angeles. Through photographs and texts, journalist and essayist Lynell George (LAtitudes contributor) and writer Marisela Norte have tunneled on foot from Boyle Heights to Venice and the Miracle Mile to Arcadia, crisscrossing time, place, dreams, and memory. Share in these in-the-moment observations of hope, grit, faith and longing as they are presented for the first time on stage, and eavesdrop on this intimate look into the heart of our city. With live DJ mix by Frosty of dublab.

Free, but RSVP recommended; for more information visit lfla.org/event-detail/1145/Love-Los-Angeles-A-Conversation-in-Words-and-Images.

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Tom Killion in San Francisco

Thursday Jul 09 2015   7:30 PM
Green Apple Books on the Park  1231 9th Ave., San Francisco, CA  map

Woodcut and letterpress artist Tom Killion will discuss his new book, California’s Wild Edge.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit greenapplebooks.com/event/9th-ave-tom-killion.

Photo by Miguel Farias

San Francisco’s Jewel City: Art Deco Society Lecture

Thursday Jul 09 2015   6:30 PM
Hotel Rex  562 Sutter St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation and sign copies of her book. This event is sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California. Cocktails at 6:30, lecture at 7:30.

$10 for Art Deco Society members, $15 for non-members; for more information visit artdecosociety.squarespace.com/calendar.

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Artist Reception and Discussion with Tom Killion

Friday Jul 10 2015  
Book Passage  51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA  map

California’s Wild Edge: The Coast in Prints, Poetry, and History captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay down through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Woodcut artist Tom Killion’s prints combine exquisite color with dynamic composition to portray the coast’s ever-changing moods and diverse formations: storm tides crashing at Point Lobos, serene moonlit coves at Mendocino, fog encircling the Golden Gate Bridge. Deepening our experience are poetry and prose from Gary Snyder and others, as well as selections from Native Californian traditional stories, and accounts of travelers.

5:30: Artist reception in the Gallery with Tom Killion
7:00: Tom Killion will discuss and sign copies of his new book.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bookpassage.com/event/tom-killion-california%E2%80%99s-wild-edge-coast-prints-poetry-and-history.

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Tom Killion in Big Sur

Sunday Jul 12 2015  
Henry Miller Library  48603 CA-1, Big Sur, CA  map

Tom Killion, artist and author of California’s Wild Edge, will discuss his new book. He will highlight the poets who spent time in Big Sur, such as Jaime de Angulo, and also discuss his artistic process for creating such beautiful woodblock prints.

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

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Tom Killion at Bookshop Santa Cruz

Monday Jul 13 2015   7:30 PM
Bookshop Santa Cruz  1520 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz, CA  map

Woodcut artist Tom Killion will celebrate the release of his new book, California’s Wild Edge, which captures the beauty of the California coast from Mendocino, Point Reyes, and the San Francisco Bay through Carmel, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, and Santa Monica. Killion’s exquisite prints are accompanied by the words of acclaimed poet Gary Snyder.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit bookshopsantacruz.com/event/tom-killion-california%E2%80%99s-wild-coast.

Photo by Miguel Farias

A Tour of the 1915 PPIE with Laura Ackley

Tuesday Jul 14 2015   5:30 PM
Commonwealth Club  555 Post St., San Francisco, CA  map

Laura Ackley, author of San Francisco’s Jewel City, will give a presentation on and sign copies of her book. [5:30 p.m. networking reception; 6:00 p.m. program; 7:00 p.m. book signing]

$20 general admission, $8 Commonwealth members, $7 students; for more information visit commonwealthclub.org/events/2015-07-14/san-franciscos-jewel-city.

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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 Community Meeting Room  625 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood, CA  map

From the smoky, spicy kitchens of a family taquero business in El Monte to the cowboy-and spacemen-themed landscapes of the San Fernando Valley to LGBT churches and synagogues in Los Angeles, LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas is a thrilling new book from Heyday that presents a literary and cartographic exploration of Los Angeles that reorients our understanding of the city in highly imaginative ways. Illuminated by boldly conceived and artfully rendered maps and infographics, nineteen essays by LA’s most exciting writers reveal complex histories and perspectives of Los Angeles. Hear from the cartographer, David Deis, and contributors Lynell George, Michael Jamie Becerra, Josh Kun, Luis Rodriguez (LA Poet Laureate), Sylvia Sukop, and Rosten Woo, about how they mapped a slice of Los Angeles.

This event is sponsored by WeHo Reads and the West Hollywood Library.

Free and open to the public; for more information contact Corey Roskin at croskin@weho.org or (323) 848-6403.

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Three views of Los Angeles from “LAtitudes”

Friday Aug 07 2015   7:00 PM
Vroman’s Bookstore  695 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA  map

Join LAtitudes contributors Sylvia Sukop, Laura Pulido, and Lynell George for a reading and signing.

Free and open to the public; for more information visit vromansbookstore.com.

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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.

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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.