• Festival Opening Gala

2017 Festival Opening Gala

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

Friday, June 2, 2017, 8pm
University Club, Berkeley
$75 per person

On the eve of the third annual Bay Area Book Festival last June, we welcomed 200 authors from here and around the world! We kicked off the Festival weekend with writers, supporters, civic leaders, and members of the Bay Area’s literary and cultural communities. Guests enjoyed dessert and drinks on the deck while taking in a spectacular three-bridge view of the San Francisco Bay at sunset.

An Authors Reception with buffet dinner was held at the University Club from 6-8pm for Festival speakers, Friends of the Festival at the “Cult Classic” level or higher, and invited guests.


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