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Bay Area Book Festival 2017


June 3, 2017 11:00 AM -
June 4, 2017 9:00 PM
Over the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, 2017, the third annual Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

Previews


How Western Audiences Can Engage with African Novels

Author Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi talks about writing for African readers and compares a western audience reading her book to her education reading Shakespeare.

Pro Tips for Cooking with Salt

Chef Samin Nosrat explains how and why to add salt to meat when cooking to maintain tenderness and moisture.

Red-Baiting Is in Fashion Without a Red

Robert Scheer talks with David Talbot about internet surveillance and the unchecked hypocrisy present in the reporting of Trump/Russia relations.

Remembering the Days of Willie Mays

Chris Haft and John Shea discuss the legacy of legendary San Francisco Giant Willie Mays.

The Reading Habits of Nordic Countries

Author Hans Olav Lahlum hypothesizes as to why people from Scandinavia are such avid readers.

You Don't Exist If You're Not In Fiction

Author Walter Mosley asserts that representation in fiction is more important to social consciousness than facts reported in a history book.

Anger and Rage According to Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay on differentiating between anger and range, and embracing the two.

Time for America to Reckon with How We Came to Be

Alicia Garza remarks on bridging the political divide and building a functional democracy. 

Fragmented Opinions Russians Have About Putin

Masha Gessen on public and private perceptions of Putin and the Russian government. 

Scott Turow Examining the Role of Truth in Mysteries

Scott Turow on “unknowability” and finding where the truth lies. 

Stealth Political Messaging in Pulp Fiction

Author Aya De Leon discusses how she thinks about working political messaging into fictional writing that has normally been seen as entertainment without a political agenda.

About this conference


Over the weekend of June 3rd and 4th, 2017, the third annual Bay Area Book Festival will fill downtown Berkeley with a literary extravaganza that offers pleasure to anyone who has ever loved a book.

Whether you're a fan of science fiction or history, of fiction or memoir, of poetry or food writing, of children's literature or science, come experience one of the best book festivals on the planet!

About Bay Area Book Festival


The San Francisco Bay Area is a legendary literary mecca, the global capital of digital innovation, and a leader in social change. It's the perfect home for a world-class, free, international book festival celebrating the marvels of the written word. Taking place in downtown Berkeley, the two-day event burst onto the literary scene in June 2015 with a festival presenting 300 authors, streets filled with literary exhibitors, and a massive public art installation of a "library temple" made of 50,000 books for the public to take for free. The second event, held June 4-5, 2016, again featured 300 speakers from the Bay Area and around the world, Berkeley streets renamed "Literary Lane," "Radical Row," "Eco Alley" and filled with 230 exhibitors, a large Children's Area and stage, the return of the library-temple, and -- new for 2016 -- a mini film festival on cinema and literature created with the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. The next festival is scheduled for June 3-4, 2017.

For more information, visit: www.baybookfest.org