Heyday authors available for author events at public libraries

Author visits can be a great boost to a public library. Berkeley-based Heyday Books, publisher of works on California’s history, natural history, arts, and literature, will provide California’s libraries with Heyday authors for readings and author programs at no cost. Anissa J. Paulsen, Heydey’s director of education and outreach, reports that Heyday, with its wide range of subjects and authors, will work with library staff to ensure the program engages that particular library’s audience.

In the past year, Heyday has sponsored over 150 events at educational institutions around California, including public libraries in Oakland, San Francisco, Auberry, Sacramento, Nevada City, Los Angeles, Winters, Concord, Livermore, Sonora, San Jose, San Clemente, and many others. Heyday event subjects include:
• History of the West
• Art and Photography
• California Indians
• Asian American Art and Literature
• Latino Art and Literature
• Poetry
• Natural History
• Great Valley
• California Legacy
• Heyday Kids

Some of the Heyday authors available for public appearances at libraries around the state are:

Gerald Haslam, author of Workin’ Man Blues: Country Music in California and Haslam’s Valley, a collection of fiction and essays about the sweeping diversity of the Central Valley.

Stephen Tobriner, author of Bracing for Disaster: Earthquake-Resistant Architecture and Engineering in San Francisco, 1838-1933 (April 2006), a unique study that credits the architects and engineers for learning from past quakes to design newer models of earthquake-resistant building techniques and then applying them in an ongoing effort to save San Francisco.

Rose Castillo Guilbault, author of Farmworker’s Daughter: Growing Up Mexican in America, an intimate view of the immigrant experience from a distinctly female perspective and through the voice of one of California’s most successful women.

Rose Marie Beebe and Robert M. Senkewicz (Testimonios: Early California through the Eyes of Women, 1815-1848, June 2006), thirteen women’s firsthand accounts from when California was part of Spain and Mexico.

Heyday Kids authors and illustrators are also available for library readings and family programs, including Lucille Lang Day and Doug Dworkin (Chain Letter), Sylvia Ross (Lion Singer), Janet Nichols Lynch (Peace Is a Four-Letter Word), and Krystina Castella and Brian Boyl (Discovering Nature’s Alphabet, May 2006).

For further information about how you can help set up lectures and slideshows at your library, please contact Anissa Paulsen, director of education and outreach, at (510) 549-3564, ext. 316 or anissa@heydaybooks.com.




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