Literary Arts

Bay Area Book Festival

Bay Area Book Festival

This two-day festival features more than 250 authors and speakers in 120 literary sessions throughout a 10-block radius of downtown Berkeley. Authors include: Sherman Alexie, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Lethem, Rebecca Solnit, Dana Spiotta and Jacqueline Winspear. Spokenword poet and musician Saul Williams will appear in a special performance on June 2. This year's festival also includes events and exhibit for children and teens. New this year is a film and literature screening series in collaboration with BAMPFA. Visit the website for complete listing of events.

This is what SF/Arts curator Evan Karp has to say about Bay Area Book Festival :

For the second year, the Bay Area Book Festival presents two days of free-to-the-public events that range from children’s and teen programs to speakers including Colm Toibin, T.J. Stiles, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Sherman Alexie, Rebecca Solnit and many others; a film and literature series; and the popular 50,000-book public art installation Lacuna. Find the full schedule at

Event Info
Jun 04 → Jun 05
Sat & Sun; check the website for complete schedule
Downtown Berkeley
, Berkeley
Info: 510-316-3545
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