• Festival Opening Gala

Festival Opening Gala

Please join us at the literary party of the year—with one of the most stunning views in the Bay Area!

Friday, June 2, 8pm
University Club, Berkeley
$75 per person

On the eve of the third annual Bay Area Book Festival, we welcome 200 authors from here and around the world! Come kick off the Festival weekend with writers, supporters, civic leaders, and members of the Bay Area’s literary and cultural communities. Enjoy dessert and drinks on the deck while taking in a spectacular three-bridge view of the San Francisco Bay at sunset (8:26pm). Cocktail attire.

Tickets must be purchased in advance (no tickets sold at the door). Doors open at 8pm. Please bring your Eventbrite confirmation. The University Club is atop UC Berkeley’s Memorial Stadium; your confirmation will include a map and information on parking.

Note, an Authors Reception with buffet dinner at the University Club from 6-8pm is open only to Festival speakers, Friends of the Festival at the “Cult Classic” level or higher, and invited guests. Please join the Friends by May 20 for an invitation.


Photo credits (clockwise from top): Ira Serkes, FABStudio, FABStudio, Richard Friedman, FABStudio, Richard Friedman