Join us for a virtual event streaming from Los Angeles, featuring Heyday authors, music, giveaways, and more. Admission is free.
You can expect to hear from Linda Ronstadt about her book, Feels Like Home (forthcoming from Heyday in 2022), with co-author Lawrence Downes. Songwriter and musician JD Souther is going to perform one of his many hits.
Heyday’s own Steve Wasserman will sit down with Jonathan Taplin, author of The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life (Heyday, May 2021), and Susan D. Anderson, whose book African Americans and the California Dream will be published by Heyday.
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Sunday, May 23, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT
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Linda Ronstadt, the acclaimed, multiple Grammy Award–winning singer and author of the 2013 best-selling memoir Simple Dreams, is writing a new book that has been acquired by Heyday. The book, Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands—a collaboration with writer Lawrence Downes and photographer Bill Steen—is a love letter to Ronstadt’s Mexican American roots.
Lawrence Downes is a journalist, editor, and former member of The New York Times editorial board. He is currently working on Feels Like Home: A Song for the Sonoran Borderlands with Linda Ronstadt and Bill Steen.
JD Souther is a singer, songwriter, and actor. He has written and co-written songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles. Souther was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013 and called “a principal architect of the Southern California sound and a major influence on a generation of songwriters.”
Susan D. Anderson is History Curator and Program Manager at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Previously, she was Director of Collections, Library, Exhibitions and Programs at the California Historical Society in San Francisco, Interim Chief Curator at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland, and Curator of Collecting Los Angeles at UCLA Library Special Collections. She is working on African Americans and the California Dream with Heyday.
Jonathan Taplin is Director Emeritus of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. He has produced music and film for Bob Dylan and the Band, George Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Gus Van Sant, and many others. He is the author of Move Fast and Break Things (2017). His book The Magic Years: Scenes from a Rock-and-Roll Life was published in May 2021 by Heyday.
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Steve Wax, Chair ~ Brian Kenny, Vice Chair ~ Whitney Green, Treasurer ~ Don Franzen ~ Bruce Goldsmith ~ Lizbeth Hasse ~ Catherine Kanner ~ Zachary Karabell ~ Marty Price ~ Dr. Rose Soza War Soldier ~ Megan Vered
Susan D. Anderson ~ Lindsie Bear ~ Miranda Bergman ~ Nesbit Crutchfield ~ Frances Dinkelspiel ~ Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz ~ Dave Eggers ~ Juan Felipe Herrera ~ Maxine Hong Kingston ~ Praveen Madan ~ Benjamin Madley ~ Kimberly Cox Marshall ~ Pablo Menendez ~ Innosanto Nagara ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen ~ Emiko Omori ~ Renée Richard ~ Greg Sarris ~ Jeffrey Henson Scales ~ Anola Small ~ Amy Tan ~ John Tateishi ~ Lewis Watts
Steve Wasserman, Publisher ~ Gayle Wattawa, General Manager / Editorial Director ~ Emmerich Anklam ~ Julie Coryell ~ Emily Grossman ~ Ashley Ingram ~ Keasley Jones ~ Diane Lee ~ Christopher Miya ~ Marlon Rigel ~ Marthine Satris ~ Terria Smith
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