The Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s popular series of up-close events with authors, artists and thinkers from the Bay Area. Events include a plethora of cultural producers, supported by local restaurants, venues and merchants all who support the library. The series features gourmet dinners with writers, guided literary and design walking tours, film screenings with screenwriters, a poet symposium, drinks and tapas with crime writers, an author panel at a hip local restaurant and more. Ticket prices range from $25 -$250 and become available during the Foundation’s online silent auction in January, at the Authors Dinner in February, and continue to be sold as spaces are available.
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Cyclone on the Prairies: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the Arts and Crafts of Publishing -- The best-loved American children's fantasy, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, expanded the concept and design of children's books in America when it first appeared in 1900. The author, L. Frank Baum, was just finding his stride as a writer of children's books, and the illustrator, W. W. Denslow, worked closely with him to create a book so lavishly produced that it would…Find out more »