Peter Richardson will discuss his forthcoming book on the history of the Grateful Dead at this fall’s first U.C. Berkeley California Studies Dinner Seminar on Thursday, September 19. Richardson is an editor at UC Press, a lecturer at San Francisco State, and author of books on Carey McWilliams and Ramparts Magazine. His current work is based on extensive interviews and research at the Grateful Dead Archives at U.C. Santa Cruz. You can read some of Richardson’s thoughts on the Dead, music, and California culture here. The talk will be at the U.C. Center for Labor Research and Education, 2521 Channing Way, Berkeley, 7-9 p.m. Contact Myra Armstrong to reserve a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org.