Berkeley Arts & Letters

 

 

Berkeley Arts & Letters, founded in 2008, is now a project of The Booksmith. We aim to bring writers and thinkers together with readers for inspiration, provocation, education, entertainment, and sharing conversations, in various spots in Berkeley.

 

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Our past speakers include

 

in 2012:
Meredith Maran
and Terry McMillan / February 22
Eric Alterman
/ April 19
Diana Butler Bass
/ May 1
Tim Ryan
with Dacher Keltner/ May 2
Bryan Sykes
/ May 3
Timothy Noah
/ May 8
Michael Sandel
/ May 15
Christopher Buckley
/ June 13
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
/ June 21
Hugh Sinclair
with Rose Aguilar / July 24

Geoffrey Nunberg / September 11

Hanna Rosin / September 20

Paul Elie / October 2

Sherman Alexie / October 3

Richard Dawkins /  October 11

Camille Paglia / October 24

Tamim Ansary / November 15

Andrew Solomon / November 29

 




in 2011:

Izzeldin Abuelaish, MD
/ January 13
Scott McLennan
/ February 22
Hubert Dreyfus
and Sean Kelly / March 9
James Carroll
/ March 30
Susan Griffin, Karin Lofthus Carrington, Daniel Ellsberg,
George Lakoff, Joan Miura,
and Howard Teich / May 12
Eli Pariser
/ May 18

David Sirota / June 9
Neil Gaiman
with Adam Savage / June 27
Robert Bellah
/ September 14
David Kennedy
/ October 3
John Lithgow
/ October 4
Deepak Chopra
and Leonard Mlodinow / October 12
Alice Hoffman
/ October 18
Lawrence Lessig
/ October 26
Steven Pinker
/ October 27
Lawrence Weschler
and Walter Murch / November 10
Luis Alberto Urrea
/ December 6

  

in 2010:
Chris Farrell
/ January 21
Jaron Lanier
/ January 27
Ethan Watters
with Todd Oppenheimer / February 4
Garry Wills
/ February 11
Chris Cleave
/ February 16
Joel Kotkin
/ February 18
Mark Vernon
and Astra Taylor / March 1
Sam Keen
/ March 11
Tim O'Brien
/ March 16
Harry Kreisler
/ March 24

Christo Tsilokis and Tommy Weiringa with Oscar Villalon / April 21
Roxana Saberi
/ April 22
Peter Carey
/ May 5
Dan Ariely
/ June 3
Nicole Hollander
/ August 20
Meredith Maran
and John McMurtrie / September 22
Elizabeth Rosner
and Linda Gray Sexton / September 29
Miriam Pawel, Peter Schrag, Larry Tramutola
, and Tom Dalzell / October 7
Robert Scheer
/ October 14
Houshang Asad
i / October 21
Sam Harris
/ November 13

 

in 2009:
William Iggiagruk Nelson
/ January 14
Dacher Keltner
and Michael Lewis / January 21
Dalton Conley
/ January 27
Luke Bergmann
/ January 28
Stephen Hinshaw
/ February 17
David Thomson
/ February 19
Pratap Chatterjee
/ February 20
Alva Noe
/ February 26
Xinran
/ February 27
Peter Singer
/ March 2
Stephen Mitchell
/ March 3
Alan Boss
/ March 13
Tom Davis
and Dennis McNally / March 18
Elaine Showalter
/ March 19
Germaine Greer
/ March 31
Paul McGeough
/ April 7
Mahmood Mamdani
/ April 10
Judith Orloff
/ April 15
Michelle Goldberg
/ April 16
Donald Richie
/ April 21
Tamim Ansary
/ May 5
Ruth Reichl
/ May 10
Reza Aslan
/ May 12
Colson Whitehead
/ May 19

Luis Alberto Urrea / June 11
Eduardo Galeano
/ June 12
Lac Su
/ June 15
Novella Carpenter
and Michael Pollan / June 18
Scott Rosenberg
/ July 29
Lang Lang
/ September 8
Rebecca Solnit
/ September 17
Michael Sandel
/ September 23
Robert Scheer
 with Peter Richardson / September 24
Max Blumenthal
/ September 29
Diane Ackerman
/ September 30

Po Bronson / October 6
Richard Dawkins
/ October 7
Sherman Alexie
/ October 8
Stewart Brand
/ October 16
Leonard Pitt
/ October 17
Kay Redfield Jamison
/ October 22
Deepak Chopra
/ October 23
Gary Vaynerchuk
/ October 25
Irene Khan
/ October 29
Orhan Pamuk
/ November 6
Liza Dalby
/ November 10
Susan Halpern
/ November 12
Mary Karr
/ November 16

 

 

 

David Mitchell talks with Adam Johnson

September 24, 2014

The Booksmith at Sundance Kabuki