The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is back on-site this year, and we're kicking off the festivities with an evening featuring Heyday authors, conversations, and community.
We will hear from Greg Sarris, author most recently of Becoming Story and longtime Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, as well as artist-adventurer Obi Kaufmann, whose Coasts of California is going to be available for the first time at our event. Together we will celebrate 35 years of News from Native California, the quarterly magazine published by Heyday since 1987.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT
Hosted by Whitney Green
711 Tenth St, Santa Monica
Becoming Story is a master class in the art of belonging to the place where you live. What does it mean to be truly connected to home—to walk where innumerable generations of your ancestors have walked? And what does it mean when you dedicate your life to making that connection even deeper? Moving between his childhood and the present day, Sarris creates a kaleidoscopic narrative about the forces that shaped his early years and his eventual work as a tribal leader. Publishing on April 5.
The Coasts of California
The Coasts of California explores the rhythms of the tides, the lives of sea creatures, the shifting of rocks and sand, and the special habitats found where the land meets the ocean. From the artist-adventurer behind The Forests of California and The California Field Atlas, this shoreline odyssey traces the California Coastal Trail in exquisite watercolors and pure poetic reverie, fusing science and art throughout. Publishing on April 19.
News from Native California
A quarterly magazine connecting readers to the West Coast’s original voices, News from Native California publishes essays, news stories, poems, artwork, and tribal histories about and by Indigenous people. Informing and inspiring readers since 1987, this first-of-its-kind publication celebrates and honors the culture, heritage, and social justice work of Native Californians—past, present, and future.
The anniversary issue of the magazine will be available at our Heyday in LA gathering. To subscribe and get it delivered to your doorstep, please click here.
COAST REDWOOD: $5,000
PONDEROSA PINE: $2,500
CALIFORNIA PALM: $1,000
Sponsors receive signed copies of Heyday's new releases, prominent recognition at the event, and year-round listing in our catalog and on our website.
For inquiries about event sponsorship and other ways to support Heyday, please contact Emily Grossman, Development Director:
(510) 549-3564 ext. 312
Heyday is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with tax ID number 94-3268357.
To give by check, please mail to:
P.O. Box 9145
Berkeley, CA 94709
A contribution of any size may be made at the final step of online registration. We deeply appreciate your support of our publishing programs.
Attire: Dressy casual (leaning toward the casual side).
Parking: Plentiful street parking is available around 711 Tenth St. Two-hour limits are waived during the time of the event.
Vaccination: Please be prepared to share proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the door. If you have concerns or would like to discuss, please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 549-3564 ext. 312.
Steve Wax, Chair ~ Brian Kenny, Vice Chair ~ Whitney Green, Treasurer ~ Don Franzen ~ Bruce Goldsmith ~ Catherine Kanner ~ Zachary Karabell ~ Marty Price ~ John Ptak ~ Deborah L. Sanchez ~ Rose Soza War Soldier ~ Megan Vered
Susan D. Anderson ~ Lindsie Bear ~ Miranda Bergman ~ Nesbit Crutchfield ~ Frances Dinkelspiel ~ Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz ~ Dave Eggers ~ Philip Kan Gotanda ~ 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, Managing Editor ~ Kalie Caetano, Marketing & Publicity Manager ~ Emily Grossman, Development Director ~ Diane Lee, Art Director / Production Director ~ Christopher Miya, Sales Director ~ Marlon Rigel, Production Manager ~ Marthine Satris, Acquisitions Editor ~ Eve Sheehan, Office Manager ~ Terria Smith, Director of the Berkeley Roundhouse ~ Sydney Vogl, Marketing & Membership Associate