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Heyday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

Featuring Heyday Authors:

Greg Sarris

Obi Kaufmann

Charles Hood

April 23, 2022 April 24, 2022

Join Heyday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California, April 23 – 24.

Find us at the festival to browse all our latest and greatest books at booth 113, including fresh off the press new releases like Becoming Story by celebrated storyteller and tribal leader Greg Sarris; the latest opus from Obi Kaufmann, The Coasts of California; and A Salad Only the Devil Would Eat, the delightful literary romp through nature’s underbelly by Jonathan Franzen’s favorite nature writer Charles Hood.

You can catch these Heyday authors at their featured panel events on the first day of the festival, Saturday, April 23rd—explore the full program lineup at latimes.com/fob.

California: You’re Beautiful No Matter What They Say

Saturday, April 23 at 2 PM at the Ray Stark Family Theatre, SA 5

Moderator: Steve Padilla

Panelists: Obi Kaufmann, Charles Hood, David Kipen, and Victoria Kastner

History: Writing California

Saturday, April 23 at 4:30 PM at the Salvatori Computer Science Center 102 SA 4

Moderator: William Deverell

Panelists: Greg Sarris and Matthew David Specktor

Purchase tickets to attend these author events at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books website.

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About the Speakers

Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris

Greg Sarris is an award-winning author and tribal leader serving his fifteenth consecutive term as Chairman of the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria. He received his Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University and has taught as a professor of Creative Writing and American and American Indian Literatures. His books include Becoming Story, How a Mountain Was Madeand Grand Avenue, which was adapted into an HBO miniseries. Visit his website at greg-sarris.com.

Obi Kaufmann

Obi Kaufmann

Growing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly journey into the mountains, spending more summer nights without a roof than with one. He is the author of The California Field Atlas (2017, #1 San Francisco Chronicle Best Seller), The State of Water: Understanding California’s Most Precious Natural Resource (2019), and The Forests of California: A California Field Atlas (2020), all published by Heyday. When he is not backpacking, you can find the painter-poet at home in the East Bay, posting trail paintings at his handle @coyotethunder on Instagram. His website is coyoteandthunder.com. 

Charles Hood

Charles Hood

Charles Hood has studied birds and natural history from the Amazon to Tibet, and he has seen more than five thousand species of birds in the wild. A widely published poet, he has received numerous fellowships and writing awards and is the author of the Heyday collection A Salad Only the Devil Would Eat. His other Heyday titles include field guides to mammals and birds, and for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County he was the lead author and photographer for the book Wild LA.


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