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2017 Authors Dinner: 15th Anniversary Celebration

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm

Enjoy an unforgettable evening at the Berkeley Public Library as we honor  31 Bay Area literary luminaries and celebrate fifteen years of what the San Francisco Chronicle calls Berkeley’s “beloved and brainiac” Authors Dinner.  Join our longtime hosts journalists Bill Schechner and Linda Schacht Gage and experience the after hours transformation of the library into an expansive literary salon and fine dining room for one spectacular evening.


Two-time Pulitzer-Prize winning author T.J. Stiles is this year’s Honorary Chair. 

The Foundation is pleased to announce that in recognition of her 15 years as Authors Dinner Event Chair and 20 years of leadership and service with the Foundation, the Fred and Pat Cody Award will be given to library champion Linda Schacht Gage. Please help us celebrate by attending the dinner or giving a donation in her honor. Gifts of any size are encouraged and will go to support the new Teen Room. Donors receive special name recognition in the 15th Anniversary Authors Dinner commemorative booklet.

Event proceeds support library innovations, new literacy projects, and It’s Time for Central, our current  campaign to bring building improvements to the downtown library.

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Bill Schechner and author Saru Jayaraman


Linda Schacht Gage 

New this year is an all online and mobile auction. Now everyone can enjoy  the fun of bidding early and often on one-of-a kind literary treasures, vacation getaways, and tickets to AfterWORDS, the Foundation’s up-close event series with leading authors, artists and thinkers.



Thank you, 15th Anniversary  Sponsors!


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The Epstein-Roth Family /  Barbara & Bill Manierre 

Suzanne & Italo Calpestri  / Diane Davenport & Sayre Van Young 

Toni Klassen / Karen & Warren Bird / Trish & Tony Hawthorne / Mary & David O’Neill


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February 11
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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