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2017 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - All Day | Cost: FREE
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA



2017 Bay Area Book Festival | Berkeley

The inaugural Bay Area Book Festival is a free world-class international celebration of the past, present, and future of the book, taking place indoors and outdoors in Berkeley.

200 diverse authors from the Bay Area, California, the nation, and the world, from prize-winners to stellar emerging voices will take part in inspiring keynotes, provocative interviews, dynamic panels, and other presentations.

All genres will be represented including fiction (literary masters along with popular genre writers); memoir; non-fiction; poetry; and new forms of digital storytelling. All topics will be covered including current events, social justice, international affairs, environment, gender, business, spirituality, sports, and, of course, digital innovation.

2017 Bay Area Book Festival
Saturday-Sunday, June 3-4, 2017
Downtown Berkeley
Priority Admission Tickets are recommended to avoid lines ($8 per event)

> 2017 Schedule

> 2017 Directions and Lodging

> 2017 Participating Authors & Speakers

You can purchase a General Admission Wristband for $15 for the whole weekend, with first-come, first-served admission after Priority Ticket holders are let in. Outdoor sessions — at the San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park and the Showtime Stage for families — are free, with first-come, first served seating.

> 2017 Film & Literature series at BAM/PFA (tickets required)

Major outdoor street fair filling Berkeley’s Civic Center Park and adjacent streets

  • 200 exhibitors and food vendors including the Bay Area’s beloved indie bookstores, publishers, literary magazines, nonprofits, writing programs, book arts, and more.

Children’s Programming

  • Storytelling stage, live story characters, interactive activities, children’s book sales, and exhibitions to promote reading.

Film & Literature Festival

  • Collaboration with Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive to present a film series relating to literature and writing. Tickets available on bampfa.org starting on May 1, 2017.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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