Win free access to 100 exciting literary conversations featuring today’s top authors!

Members can enter to win a wristband that grants free access to all ticketed indoor programs over Bay Area Book Festival weekend of May 7-8!


Bay Area Book Festival 2022

Provided by Bay Area Book Festival

The Bay Area Book Festival is finally back in person, with 70 indoor programs and 30 programs on outdoor stages in addition to activating more outdoor spaces in new and creative ways. Meet some of the most perceptive, spellbinding authors and thinkers of today and celebrate putting our inner lives in conversation with the outer world.

Featuring:

– Mega author Kim Stanley Robinson on the wonders of the High Sierras, one of the most spectacular natural places on earth…plus other wilderness-focused conversations with Obi Kaufmann, Greg Sarris, Suzanne Roberts, more

– Renowned novelists: Booker Prize winner Douglas Stuart and finalists Karen Joy Fowler and Nadifa Mohamed; National Book Award finalist Susan Straight, Man Booker International Prize winner Jokha Alharthi, and many more

– Revolution and community spirit: Rebecca Solnit on George Orwell; David and Margaret Talbot and Judy Gumbo on activist dynamos; Sam Quinones on America’s meth and fentanyl crisis; Majora Carter, Mitchell Schwarzer and more on progressive urban planning in Oakland

– Poets of the heart & mind: National Book Award finalist Douglas Kearney, Victoria Chang, many more

– A special Mother’s Day track: Frances Moore Lappé (“Diet for a Small Planet”) and her daughter Anna; Chloé Cooper Jones and Jazmina Barrera; writer moms from the Collective Book Studio, and more

– Romance and suspense: Jasmine Guillory, Tod Goldberg, Paul Holes, Laurie R. King

See www.baybookfest.org for the full lineup. Outdoor programs are free; indoor programs are ticketed.

WHEN
May 7 & 8, 2022
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Note: Program start times vary

WHERE
Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Park in Downtown Berkeley
Check in at the festival ticket booth in the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza for indoor venues.

Ten (10) winners will each receive four General Admission wristbands; winners will receive a digital code that can be redeemed at the Festival. Only active San Francisco Chronicle members are eligible to win. To enter, please fill out all of the fields in the form before noon on Friday, April 29 . Multiple entries will not be considered. Winners will be drawn at random and notified via email by 3:00 pm Friday, April 29.

Note: You will need to know the account number of your subscription in order to enter this raffle. If you do not have it, please contact customer service at 800-310-2455, by email, or go to the Subscriber Services site.

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