Are You There, Judy Blume? It’s Me, a Bay Area Book Festival

June 5, 2015 - garden totes

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Free eventuality fun for your weekend: over 300 authors and 50,000 books will entrance during a Bay Area Book Festival this weekend in downtown Berkeley. The genres are far-reaching open for this one: amicable justice, African American innovators, poetry, Vietnamese literature, mystery, YA, a Buddhist priest (in review with Pico Ayer), and even a contention about a Grateful Dead.

The festival has a different line adult for all ages, including a stone star coming from Judy Blume, who tends to be that one author who introduced sex, periods, and teenage yearning to a masses. Tickets are endorsed for a giveaway row discussions; headliners embody Rebecca Solnit, Yiyun Li, Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket), Maxine Hong Kingston, Peter Coyote, Adam Mansbach (Go a F*# to Sleep), Pico Ayer and a ever-popular writer Sjón.

I’ve trekked to a satisfactory share of festivals, though haven’t seen anything like Lacuna, a overwhelming art designation built from books that guest can take home. For free. The Downtown Berkeley Arts District is home to a festival, and it’s a initial for a organizers.

Food fans can check out a slew of food trucks, or sidle adult to a culinary demo theatre before holding that self-evident bucket off in a drink and booze garden. Should we be inspired for a grill experience, get a list during a area gems Venus Restaurant or Revival Bar + Kitchen, run by cook Amy Louise Murray.

No matter what you’re into for a fest, move a few receptacle bags like a correct NPR-supporting Bay Area proprietor who enjoys a life of a mind, and take open travel — a BART hire is right around a corner.

Bay Area Book Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Jun 6-8, during Downtown Berkeley Arts District, Streets between Addison and Kittredge will be sealed to traffic. Free.

Deep thoughts welcomed at: writereadeat during gmail. Or Twitter: @loquitaladd

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