2nd Annual New California Writing Launch Party: Los Angeles!

Thursday Apr 19 2012   7:00 PM
Libros Schmibros  1711 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, CA  map

Join publisher Malcolm Margolin, series editor Gayle Wattawa, foreword writer David Kipen, and selected contributors for the launch party for New California Writing 2012.

Free, but RSVP required; for more information and to RSVP visit newcaliforniawriting2012la.eventbrite.com.

Mariah K. YoungMariah K. Young was born in Alameda, California, and spent her childhood living in the Bay Area and in Lahaina, Hawai‘i. She graduated with an English degree from California State University, East Bay—she still calls it Cal State Hayward, even though no one’s counting anymore—where she won the first annual RV Williams prize for fiction. In 2008, she earned her MFA in creative writing from UC Riverside, andthat same year, she attended the Squaw Valley Writers’ workshop on fellowship. She currently teaches writing in downtown Los Angeles, and lives in Hollywood, where she is hard at work on a novel (when she’s not grading essays).
Gayle WattawaGayle Wattawa, thoroughly addicted to contemporary literature, always carries with her a well-worn public library card and a relentless weakness for book reviews, literary journals, and lit news blogs. She is the founding editor of the New California Writing series and editor of Inlandia: A Literary Journey through California's Inland Empire. As Heyday's acquisitions and editorial director, she has supervised the assemblage of a half-dozen other literary anthologies as well.
Malcolm MargolinMalcolm Margolin is the publisher emeritus of Heyday, an independent nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution, which he founded in 1974. Margolin is author of several books, including The Ohlone Way: Indian Life in the San Francisco–Monterey Bay Area, named by the San Francisco Chronicle as one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer. He has received dozens of prestigious awards among which are the Chairman's Commendation from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fred Cody Award Lifetime Achievement from the San Francisco Bay Area Book Reviewers Association, the Helen Crocker Russell Award for Community Leadership from the San Francisco Foundation, the Carey McWilliams Award for Lifetime Achievement from the California Studies Association, an Oscar Lewis Award for Western History from the Book Club of California, a Hubert Bancroft Award from Friends of the Bancroft Library, a Cultural Freedom Award from the Lannan Foundation, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He helped found the Bay Nature Institute and the Alliance for California Traditional Artists.