2015 Festival Videos

Our excellent partner FORA.tv filmed a marvelous selection of the 2015 festival programs.

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Up Close with Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Kelly Corrigan

Saturday, July 6

Roots of Violence
Åsne Seierstad, Mac McClelland, Lars Fredrik Svendsen, Adam Hochschild
The Internet Is Not the Answer
Andrew Keen in conversation with Kristen V. Brown
Uncharted at Bay Area Book Festival
Rob Forbes, Wallace J. Nichols, Ben Parr, with Lance Knobel
New Views of Narrative: How Technology Interfaces with Story
Eli Horowitz, Russell Quinn, Lise Quintana, Robin Sloan
How We Die: Making Sense of Modern Death
Louise Aronson, Katy Butler, Monica Wesolowska, Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, Zoe FitzGerald Carter
David Thomson: On Acting
David Thomson in conversation with Steve Wasserman
So Many Roads: 50 Years of the Grateful Dead
Blair Jackson, Dennis McNally, Peter Richardson, Nicholas Meriwether
Ocean Planet
Wallace J. Nichols, David Helvarg, Steve Palumbi, John Weller, Michael McGinnis
Behind the Headlines in Palestine
Sandy Tolan, Mateo Hoke, Khalil Barhoum
Futurism, Fatalism, Climate Change
Paolo Bacigalupi, Edan Lepucki, John Scalzi, Antti Tuomainen, Michael Berry
Google's Laszlo Bock: Work Rules!
Laszlo Bock
Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem
Paula Williams Madison in conversation with Belva Davis
The Business of Publishing
Ethan Nosowsky, David Streitfeld, Mark Tauber, Steve Wasserman, Mark Ouimet
Welcome to the Jungle: A Brief History of the Music Business
Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin, Peter Richardson
Wendy Lesser: Why I Read
Wendy Lesser in conversation with Erik Tarloff
Exquisite Insanity: Moms Who Write
Katrina Alcorn, Aya de Leon, Carolina De Robertis, Kate Schatz, Michelle Tea
Rebecca Solnit with Christian Frock
Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Christian Frock
A Very Special Evening with Judy Blume
Judy Blume in conversation with Walter Mayes
New Urbanism: An Assessment of Sustainable Smart Growth
John King, James Howard Kunstler, Daniel Solomon
Transforming Terror
Claudia Bernardi, Mark Danner, Susan Griffin, Rebecca Solnit

Sunday, July 7

The NFL and Its Discontents
Steve Fainaru, David Meggyesy, Dave Zirin, Peter Richardson
How Poems Change the World
Jane Hirshfield, John Shoptaw, giovanni singleton
Up Close with Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Kelly Corrigan
Paolo Bacigalupi in the Spotlight - The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Secret State: The Rise of National Surveillance and the Conflict Between Freedom and Security
Mark Danner, Karen Paget, Robert Scheer, Edward Wasserman
The Future of Sportswriting
John Branch, Mark Fainaru-Wada, Dave Zirin, Gary Pomerantz
The Science of Booze
Amy Stewart and Adam Rogers
Matthieu Ricard on Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer
An Hour with Peter Coyote
Peter Coyote in conversation with Gary Kamiya
Writing & All the What-Not
Daniel Handler, Rabih Alameddine
Nordic Noir: Crime in Cold Climes
Thomas Enger, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Antti Tuomainen, Cara Black
Writing the New Neighborhood: A Multi-Genre Response to Changing Demographics
Elmaz Abinader, Karen Tei Yamashita, Nayomi Munaweera, and Carolina De Robertis

Saturday, July 6

Roots of Violence
Åsne Seierstad, Mac McClelland, Lars Fredrik Svendsen, Adam Hochschild
The Internet Is Not the Answer
Andrew Keen in conversation with Kristen V. Brown
Uncharted at Bay Area Book Festival
Rob Forbes, Wallace J. Nichols, Ben Parr, with Lance Knobel
New Views of Narrative: How Technology Interfaces with Story
Eli Horowitz, Russell Quinn, Lise Quintana, Robin Sloan
How We Die: Making Sense of Modern Death
Louise Aronson, Katy Butler, Monica Wesolowska, Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, Zoe FitzGerald Carter
David Thomson: On Acting
David Thomson in conversation with Steve Wasserman
So Many Roads: 50 Years of the Grateful Dead
Blair Jackson, Dennis McNally, Peter Richardson, Nicholas Meriwether
Ocean Planet
Wallace J. Nichols, David Helvarg, Steve Palumbi, John Weller, Michael McGinnis
Behind the Headlines in Palestine
Sandy Tolan, Mateo Hoke, Khalil Barhoum
Futurism, Fatalism, Climate Change
Paolo Bacigalupi, Edan Lepucki, John Scalzi, Antti Tuomainen, Michael Berry
Google's Laszlo Bock: Work Rules!
Laszlo Bock
Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem
Paula Williams Madison in conversation with Belva Davis
The Business of Publishing
Ethan Nosowsky, David Streitfeld, Mark Tauber, Steve Wasserman, Mark Ouimet
Welcome to the Jungle: A Brief History of the Music Business
Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin, Peter Richardson
Wendy Lesser: Why I Read
Wendy Lesser in conversation with Erik Tarloff
Exquisite Insanity: Moms Who Write
Katrina Alcorn, Aya de Leon, Carolina De Robertis, Kate Schatz, Michelle Tea
Rebecca Solnit with Christian Frock
Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Christian Frock
A Very Special Evening with Judy Blume
Judy Blume in conversation with Walter Mayes
New Urbanism: An Assessment of Sustainable Smart Growth
John King, James Howard Kunstler, Daniel Solomon
Transforming Terror
Claudia Bernardi, Mark Danner, Susan Griffin, Rebecca Solnit

Sunday, July 7

The NFL and Its Discontents
Steve Fainaru, David Meggyesy, Dave Zirin, Peter Richardson
How Poems Change the World
Jane Hirshfield, John Shoptaw, giovanni singleton
Up Close with Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Kelly Corrigan
Paolo Bacigalupi in the Spotlight - The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Secret State: The Rise of National Surveillance and the Conflict Between Freedom and Security
Mark Danner, Karen Paget, Robert Scheer, Edward Wasserman
The Future of Sportswriting
John Branch, Mark Fainaru-Wada, Dave Zirin, Gary Pomerantz
The Science of Booze
Amy Stewart and Adam Rogers
Matthieu Ricard on Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer
An Hour with Peter Coyote
Peter Coyote in conversation with Gary Kamiya
Writing & All the What-Not
Daniel Handler, Rabih Alameddine
Nordic Noir: Crime in Cold Climes
Thomas Enger, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Antti Tuomainen, Cara Black
Writing the New Neighborhood: A Multi-Genre Response to Changing Demographics
Elmaz Abinader, Karen Tei Yamashita, Nayomi Munaweera, and Carolina De Robertis

Saturday, July 6

Roots of Violence
Åsne Seierstad, Mac McClelland, Lars Fredrik Svendsen, Adam Hochschild
The Internet Is Not the Answer
Andrew Keen in conversation with Kristen V. Brown
Uncharted at Bay Area Book Festival
Rob Forbes, Wallace J. Nichols, Ben Parr, with Lance Knobel
New Views of Narrative: How Technology Interfaces with Story
Eli Horowitz, Russell Quinn, Lise Quintana, Robin Sloan
How We Die: Making Sense of Modern Death
Louise Aronson, Katy Butler, Monica Wesolowska, Jessica Nutik Zitter, MD, Zoe FitzGerald Carter
David Thomson: On Acting
David Thomson in conversation with Steve Wasserman
So Many Roads: 50 Years of the Grateful Dead
Blair Jackson, Dennis McNally, Peter Richardson, Nicholas Meriwether
Ocean Planet
Wallace J. Nichols, David Helvarg, Steve Palumbi, John Weller, Michael McGinnis
Behind the Headlines in Palestine
Sandy Tolan, Mateo Hoke, Khalil Barhoum
Futurism, Fatalism, Climate Change
Paolo Bacigalupi, Edan Lepucki, John Scalzi, Antti Tuomainen, Michael Berry
Google's Laszlo Bock: Work Rules!
Laszlo Bock
Finding Samuel Lowe: China, Jamaica, Harlem
Paula Williams Madison in conversation with Belva Davis
The Business of Publishing
Ethan Nosowsky, David Streitfeld, Mark Tauber, Steve Wasserman, Mark Ouimet
Welcome to the Jungle: A Brief History of the Music Business
Dennis McNally, Joel Selvin, Peter Richardson
Wendy Lesser: Why I Read
Wendy Lesser in conversation with Erik Tarloff
Exquisite Insanity: Moms Who Write
Katrina Alcorn, Aya de Leon, Carolina De Robertis, Kate Schatz, Michelle Tea
Rebecca Solnit with Christian Frock
Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Christian Frock
A Very Special Evening with Judy Blume
Judy Blume in conversation with Walter Mayes
New Urbanism: An Assessment of Sustainable Smart Growth
John King, James Howard Kunstler, Daniel Solomon
Transforming Terror
Claudia Bernardi, Mark Danner, Susan Griffin, Rebecca Solnit

Sunday, July 7

The NFL and Its Discontents
Steve Fainaru, David Meggyesy, Dave Zirin, Peter Richardson
How Poems Change the World
Jane Hirshfield, John Shoptaw, giovanni singleton
Up Close with Michael Chabon & Ayelet Waldman
Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman in conversation with Kelly Corrigan
Paolo Bacigalupi in the Spotlight - The Water Knife
Paolo Bacigalupi
The Secret State: The Rise of National Surveillance and the Conflict Between Freedom and Security
Mark Danner, Karen Paget, Robert Scheer, Edward Wasserman
The Future of Sportswriting
John Branch, Mark Fainaru-Wada, Dave Zirin, Gary Pomerantz
The Science of Booze
Amy Stewart and Adam Rogers
Matthieu Ricard on Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World
Matthieu Ricard in conversation with Pico Iyer
An Hour with Peter Coyote
Peter Coyote in conversation with Gary Kamiya
Writing & All the What-Not
Daniel Handler, Rabih Alameddine
Nordic Noir: Crime in Cold Climes
Thomas Enger, Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Antti Tuomainen, Cara Black
Writing the New Neighborhood: A Multi-Genre Response to Changing Demographics
Elmaz Abinader, Karen Tei Yamashita, Nayomi Munaweera, and Carolina De Robertis