Malcolm Margolin and Friends

A celebration of Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California
Malcolm Margolin Deep Hanging Out Heyday Books Point Reyes Books
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 3:00pm
Toby's Feed Barn
11250 CA-1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


General Admission is free; donations welcome

Please join renowned author Malcolm Margolin and friends at Toby’s Feed Barn in person in Point Reyes Station on Saturday, July 30th from 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM for a joyous celebration of his latest book: Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California (Heyday).

Special invited guest speakers who will be in conversation with Malcolm include Califoirnia Indian cultural leaders Gregg Castro (Salinan-Rumsien/Ramaytush Ohlone), Michelle La Pena (Pit River), Jennifer Bates (Northern Sierra Mewuk) and Theresa Harlan (Tewa/Santo Domingo Pueblo & adopted Coast Miwok) with other special guests to be announced. Claire Greensfelder, Associate Director of the California Institute for Community, Art & Nature, Malcolm’s latest creative effort that he founded in 2017 after retiring from Heyday, will moderate the event. Displays of information about California I CAN’s many projects will also be featured.

Please plan on arriving early so that we can begin promptly at 3:00 PM.  

A VIP fundraising reception for Calfornia I CAN with Malcolm and our guest speakers will be held before the event at 1:30 PM in the Gallery at the back of Toby’s store.  

Both events are hosted by Point Reyes Books with co-sponsorship from the California Institute for Community, Art & Nature and Heyday Books.

In the interest of keeping all of our friends healthy, we kindly request that everyone wear a mask at this event and come prepared to provide proof of vaccination upon entry into Toby’s Feed Barn.

General Admission is free, registration required | VIP reception $100-$1000





Malcolm Margolin was 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.

Writer and publisher Malcolm Margolin has been “deep hanging out”–or immersing himself in a social, informal way–in California’s Indian country since the 1970s. This volume collects thirty articles, introductions, and other pieces he wrote about California’s diverse Indian country (well over one hundred tribes), drawn mainly from the quarterly magazine he cofounded in 1987, News from Native California. He shares with his readers the experiences, knowledge, and cultural renewal that California Indians have generously shared with him, often after years of friendship, from the erection of a ceremonial enclosure in Northern California–built to fall apart within a generation so that the knowledge of how to construct one is always current–to a visit by aboriginal Hawaiians in diplomatic recognition of native Southern Californian tribes. He draws on both archives and interviews with elders in longer reports about leadership traditions, pedagogical techniques, and conservation practices in various parts of the state–fascinating glimpses into worldviews very different from those of contemporary America. Filled with insight and affection, as well as some of the most gorgeous writing, Deep Hanging Out will appeal both to newcomers and to those whose roots and hearts reside in the state’s Indian country.

Deep Hanging Out: Wanderings and Wonderment in Native California By Malcolm Margolin Cover Image
ISBN: 9781597145350
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Heyday Books - July 6th, 2021