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2021 Bay Area Book Festival (May 1-9)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Many (but not all) events are free



This year’s Bay Area Book Festival, a nine-day literary showcase running through Sunday May 9, channels the power of literature to lift our imaginations and spirits after an unprecedented year. See bestselling climate fiction “prophet” Jeff VanderMeer; renowned psychotherapist Dr. Irvin Yalom in conversation with National Humanities Medalist Joyce Carol Oates; 2020 Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart; 2020 National Book Award winner Charles Yu; Pulitzer winner and past U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith; and many more. Enjoy hip hop historians Jeff Chang and Dave “Davey D” Cook, Newbery Medalist Meg Medina, and master chef Kwame Onwuachi with his new cookbook/memoir for teens. The Fest is entirely online, making it easy to interact with these most exciting authors of our time from your home! All youth events are free.

Adult events are a mix of free and ticketed (with economical passes available). All events include access to the recording for 10 days post-event. www.baybookfest.org

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Cost: FREE*
*Many (but not all) events are free
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Literature, Online