Exciting Festival Sessions and More from Alta Magazine

“It means screaming like hell,” said legendary muckraker Warren Hinckle on the importance of telling the truth, which requires being “unreasonable” and even “mean and persistent about the truth.”

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs,” wrote Joan Didion.

“In Western Civilization, our elders are books,” wrote Gary Snyder.

Authors like these, along with many other California figures, are featured in four Bay Area Book Festival programs brought to us this year from Alta: The Journal of Alta California, also an exhibitor at the Festival (stop by to get your free issue of the magazine and some swag!)

Alta brings you news, information, and cultural coverage that captures the vibe of California. Find stories online covering everything this month from coyotes to flying cars, plus an incisive piece about how racism tore apart the San Francisco Giants. Or go print (third issue is on newsstands now) and become a subscriber with a special Festival offer.

  • Gary Snyder & Kim Stanley Robinson: Mt. Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, and Naming What Can’t Be Named (Saturday, April 28, 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM)
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  • Women Changing the World: How Phoebe Hearst, Jane Stanford, and Other Women Funded Feminism, Founded Universities, and Inspire Philanthropy Today (Sunday, April 29, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM)
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  • We Can Do It: Opinionated Women (Sunday, April 29, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM)
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  • We Can Do It: Opinionated Women (Sunday, April 29, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM)
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About Journal of Alta California: A New Voice for California

Drawing on inspiration from magazines such as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair,and Rolling Stone, Alta is smart, witty, literary, informative and newsy. Alta is a multimedia entity: a quarterly magazine, a daily website and social media, and a regular series of events featuring talks by interesting people. Above all, Altatreasures great journalism, great storytelling and beautiful images. Check it out and enjoy a special Festival subscription.

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