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A warm welcome to regional, national, and international credentialed members of the press. Thank you for your interest in Berkeley #UNBOUND.

You’ll find everything you need to get started here, including press release, detailed program descriptions, downloadable photos, logos, and more.

Berkeley #UNBOUND Press Kit

On Sunday, October 4, the Bay Area Book Festival presents Berkeley #UNBOUND, an all-day, free, virtual mini-festival — kicked off with a ticketed keynote program on Saturday night, October 3. Just a month before the election, Berkeley #UNBOUND will gather many of the world’s most influential thinkers, writers and other trailblazers to offer bold visions in response to this moment of political and social crucible facing our nation.

Our Festival Director is available for interview. If you’d like more information, please contact Julia Drake.

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Berkeley #UNBOUND Coverage

October 2, San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area Political Events

October 2, Berkeleyside Sit List: Things to do in Berkeley during COVID-19

October 1, The Capitol Morning Report: Highlight of Berkeley #UNBOUND ran in preview section (print only).

October 1, Mercury News (online and print): Steve Kerr, W. Kamau Bell, starring in Berkeley #UNBOUND This was through Bay Area Newsgroup so the same article also appeared in East Bay Times, and Marin Independent.

 October 1, Mercury News: 7 amazing Bay Area things to do this weekend

October 1, San Francisco Bay View (both online and print): Promising new African Diaspora anthologies and a plethora of online events

October 1, Berkeley News: The Bay Area (mini) Book Festival is back — with a virtual twist

September 30, SF/Arts: More Literary Events Than Ever in the Bay Area

September 30, The Sacramento Observer: Bay Area Book Festival runs October 3-4 & offers a diverse line-up of Black voices on national crises

September 30, Nob Hill Gazette: What to do this Weekend: Oct 1-4

September 29, Diablo Magazine: Top Tickets: At-Home Edition October 1-7

Berkeleyside, September 28: Bay Area Book Festival offers day (and night) of deep dives on national crises

Bay City News, September 25: Berkeley #UNBOUND brings thoughtful conversations to our digital screens

Publishers Weekly, September 25: Virtual Literary Events

San Francisco Book Review, September 20: Recommended Reads by the Bay Area Book Festival for September

San Francisco Chronicle, September 18: Bay Area Political Events

Mercury News, September 17: Bay Area shows, and virtual activities

Mercury News, September 17: Warriors’ Steve Kerr says NBA needs more Black head coaches

Berkeleyside, August 6: Berkeley has put $580K behind the arts. The caveat: no one can congregate to enjoy them

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