Berkeley Public Library Foundation Sponsors 14th Annual Authors Dinner: A Magical Night
On February 6, the Berkeley Public Library Foundation sponsored the annual Authors Dinner, honoring 32 authors whose books cover a wide variety of genres. In addition to the gala celebratory dinner, there was a Silent Auction featuring one-of-a-kind literary treasures, vacation getaways, and tickets for AfterWORDS, a year-long series of events featuring local authors, artists, and thinkers.
The authors and guests gathered in the historic reading room of Berkeley’s Central Library, which had been magically transformed into a gorgeous literary salon and elegant dining room.
Titles of some of the honorees’ books ranged from: Becoming Richard Pryor, to Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California, to San Francisco’s Jeweled City — The Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, to Hetch Hetchy — Undoing a Great American Mistake, to Fragrant: The Secret Life of Scent.
For more information about this annual event, which always sells out quickly, go to: [email protected].