2nd Annual New California Writing Launch Party: San Francisco!

Wednesday May 16 2012   6:30 PM
California Historical Society  678 Mission St., San Francisco, CA  map

Join publisher Malcolm Margolin, series editor Gayle Wattawaand selected contributors for the launch party for New California Writing 2012. Rapid-fire readings by Angie ChauCamille DungyLois GoodwillMaxine Hong KingstonTamiko Nimura, Dean RaderDaisy Uyeda SatodaJ. Tony SerraGreg Sarris,  and others.

Free and open to the public, but RSVP required; for more information and to get your free tickets visit newcaliforniawriting2012.eventbrite.com.

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.