FOR PLANNING PURPOSES
November 12, 2015
The California State Archives Speaker Series continues Thursday, Novemeber 19. Authors Steve and Susie Swatt will discuss their recently released book Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California.
Steve and Susie Swatt will discuss the challenges of writing a political history that is informative and anecdotal – readable history that attracts political junkies and casual history buffs alike. Winner of the California Historical Society Book Award, Game Changers offers a treasure trove of little known stories from watershed elections – gleaned from dozens of interviews, 165 years of California newspaper coverage, manuscripts, archival collections, government documents, and rarely read oral histories.
Steve Swatt spent 25 years as an award-winning journalist for United Press International in Los Angeles and KCRA-TV in Sacramento as its state capitol correspondent. He also was a partner in a statewide political consulting firm and taught political communication at Sacramento State University. Susie Swatt spent nearly 40 years as a top legislative staffer and researcher for the Fair Political Practices Commission where her work won a national ProPublica award for investigative reporting.
The speaker series is sponsored by the Friends of the State Archives.
This is a free, but ticketed event.
The event is open to media, but an RSVP is strongly recommended.
California State Archives Speaker Series
Steve and Susie Swatt – Authors of Game Changers: Twelve Elections That Transformed California
Thursday, November 19, 2015
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
California State Archives
1020 O Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
Nancy Lenoil – State Archives, (916) 653-7715
Sam Mahood – Secretary of State, (916) 653-6575