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.
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 baybookfest.org.