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Get Literary At The Bay Area Book Festival

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Updated: 8 June 2016
The Bay Area Book Festival returns to downtown Berkeley over the weekend of June 4­-5. Presented in partnership with the San Francisco Chronicle, the two­ day free festival will welcome 280 local, national, and international authors and speakers in 120 literary sessions including panels, interviews, keynotes, and performances. Organizers expect to top

the inaugural year’s attendance of 50,000 visitors. The full list of authors and the schedule are available here. Highlights include appearances by Irish novelist Colm Tóibín (interviewed by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks), recent Pulitzer Prize winners T. J. Stiles and William Finnegan, past Pulitzer winners Richard Russo, Adam Johnson, and Robert Hass, U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, Library of Congress National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang, and U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, launching her memoir. View the full schedule here.

📅 Sat June 4th – Sun June 5th

📍 Various locations

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