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Access Books Bay Area: Restocking and refurbishing libraries in low-income schools.
African Library Project: Coordinator of book drives in the United States that partners with African schools and villages to start small libraries.
Alibris: Premier media marketplace connecting you to over 150 million books, movies and albums from thousands of independent sellers worldwide — Festival Sponsor.
All World Gayatri Pariwar, Bay Area Branch: Pursuit of understanding scientific spirituality.
Alliant International University: Information about Alliant; publications by alumni.
Alta Magazine: Quarterly magazine that covers California and the West.
Bay Area Horror Writer’s Association: Worldwide organization of writers, filmmakers and publishers promoting dark literature.
Beneficial State Bank: Values-based bank and Certified BCorporation committed to Beneficial Banking — Festival Sponsor.
Berkeley Patients Group: Nation’s longest-running dispensary, serving quality cannabis since 1999 — Festival Sponsor.
Berkeley Police Department-Recruitment: Building positive relationships in a diverse community.
Berkeley Public Library: Fun, interactive activities for children; sign up for library cards, check out library books and free museum passes.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers: Oakland-based publisher committed to making the world a better place for all.
Bhakti Yoga: Vedic books, posters and more.
Bharat Babies: Indie publisher that celebrates India through children’s literature.
Booklandia: Bridging the gap in Spanish and bilingual literacy for young readers.
California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS): For 50 years, CIIS has led the way in innovative, transformative education — Festival Sponsor.
California Writers Club: Nonprofit dedicated to education for all in the craft of writing and publishing.
Catamaran: A Literary Journal and Writing Conference: Quarterly literary journal with a summer writing conference.
Catapult / Counterpoint Press / Soft Skull Press: Independent publisher of three critically acclaimed literary imprints.
Center for the Art of Translation/Two Lines Press: Publishing the best world literature in English translation. Visit our Poetry Inside Out booth to translate poems from all over the world — Festival Sponsor.
Chronicle Books: Independent San Francisco publisher of distinctive books & gifts — Festival Sponsor.
Cleverhands: Beautifully crafted journal bandoliers, bookbinding kits, hand-bound books and notebooks.
Downtown Berkeley Association: Independent nonprofit funded by Downtown property owners, focused on creating a welcoming, vibrant and prosperous City Center — Festival Sponsor.
East Bay Booksellers: Formerly DIESEL, A Bookstore! We’re mostly the same — because we’re different.
Eastwind Books of Berkeley: Local, independent bookstore specializing in Asian American, ethnic studies literature and history.
Friends of the Berkeley Public Library: Supporting community programming at the Berkeley Public Library.
Green Apple Books & Music: San Francisco’s famously independent bookstore.
Guba Publishing: Bilingual Bengali-English children’s picture book publisher.
Guerrilla Cartography: Nonprofit promoting the cartographic arts.
Half Price Books: Your favorite local bookstore. Everywhere. Buying and selling daily — Festival Sponsor.
Haymarket Books: Independent, radical publisher of social justice books — books for changing the world.
Heyday: Independent, nonprofit publisher and unique cultural institution.
ICNA (Islamic Circle of North America): Distributing free materials about Islam.
ISKCON-Int’l Society for Krishna Consciousness: Spiritual books on yoga, meditation and the science of self-realization.
KALW 91.7FM: NPR affiliate presenting news, public affairs, music and arts — Festival Sponsor.
Kikoko: Makers of organic cannabis-infused herbal teas and discrete artisanal edibles — Festival Sponsor.
KPFA 94.1FM: First community supported radio station in the U.S. Established in 1941 — Festival Sponsor.
La Cocina: Offering evocative, beautiful stories about food, people + place — Festival Sponsor.
Left Margin LIT: Creative writing center in Berkeley; workshops in poetry, fiction and memoir.
Libby, by OverDrive: Reading app for ebooks and audiobooks from your library.
Lionel’s Place: Quirky book and handmade goods spreading the message that weird is wonderful.
Lost Paddle Books: Quality used bookseller focused on literature in translation and book design.
MFA in Writing at the University of San Francisco: Fiction, nonfiction and poetry taught by acclaimed faculty in San Francisco’s diverse literary scene — Festival Sponsor.
Mills College MFA/Creative Writing and Book Art: Graduate programs in creative writing, literature and book art.
Moe’s Books: Legendary destination for book lovers since 1959.
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies: Psychedelic & cannabis research and education.
Mystery Writers of America: Northern California regional chapter of the country’s oldest organization of professional mystery writers.
Mythic Picnic: Literary venture supporting small, independent publishers, presses and magazines.
National Writers Union Northern California Chapter: Labor union for freelance writers, all genres and all media.
North Atlantic Books: Berkeley-based nonprofit publisher committed to bold exploration of the relationships between mind, body, spirit and nature.
Object: Found: Glass pendants with upcycled discarded book illustrations made into wearable works of art.
Olive Seed Foundation: Inspiring the next generation to be critical thinkers and ethical gamechangers.
Parallax Press: Nonprofit publisher creating books on mindfulness in daily life.
Patients Care Collective, Berkeley: Longest continually operating cannabis dispensary on the planet. Founded in 2001 — Festival Sponsor.
Pegasus Books: Celebrating 50 years of independent bookselling in Berkeley and Oakland.
PM Press: Independent, radical publisher of books and media to educate and inspire.
Poetry Flash: Review and literary calendar for California; presenter of the 38th annual Northern California Book Awards and Watershed Environmental Poetry Festival.
Point Reyes Books: Local, independent bookstore adjacent to Point Reyes National Seashore.
Prisoner’s Literature Project: Local nonprofit that sends books to prisoners.
Raes of Sun/Rae Trujillo: Artist and maker of bookish things — artists’ books, luxury bookmarks, purses, journals.
RE/Search and Search & Destroy: Hand-made zines and books.
Recover Your Thoughts: Journals made from discarded library books.
REI: Come by for comfortable relaxation at the REI Lounge — Festival Sponsor.
Renewal by Andersen: Signature service and professional installation of beautiful windows — Festival Sponsor.
Revolution Books: Intellectual, political and cultural center for a movement for revolution.
Saint Mary’s College MFA in Creative Writing: Two-year creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry program in Moraga.
San Francisco Chronicle: World-class journalism, San Francisco style — Festival Sponsor.
San Francisco State University: Creative Writing Programs: BA, MA, and MFA — Festival Sponsor.
San Francisco Writers Conference & Classes: Nonprofit offering conferences and classes for writers.
SF Creative Writing Institute: Creative writing instruction. Find Your Voice. Tell Your Story.
Shambhala Publications: Independent publisher of books on Buddhism and more for the last 50 years.
She Writes Press: Independent hybrid publisher of books for and by women.
Shut Up & Write!: Writing community with weekly events all over the Bay Area.
Small Press Distribution: Literary arts organization; the only nonprofit literary distributor in the U.S.
Sonic: Revolutionizing the internet, one neighborhood at a time — Festival Sponsor.
Stanford University Press: Publisher of ideas that matter; books that endure.
Transit Books: Nonprofit publisher of international and American literature; based in Oakland.
University of Nevada Press: Publisher of books celebrating the history and culture of the American West.
Visit Berkeley: Official travel resource for the City of Berkeley — Festival Sponsor.
WriterCoach Connection: Bringing critical thinking and writing coaches to middle/high schools.
Wunderbar Together Pavilion: Pavilion of German-American Friendship with an engaging program featuring contemporary German literature, language and culture — Festival Sponsor.
ZYZZYVA: A San Francisco journal of arts and letters.
FAMILY FUN ZONE — HOSTED ACTIVITIES
Alphabet Rockers: Family fun activities for creative activist families — Family Fun Zone Host.
Bay Area Garden Railway Society Roving Railroad: Relive Gertrude Chandler Warner’s classic “The Boxcar Children” with this elaborate, interactive garden railway scene.
Berkeley Public Library: Fun, interactive activities for children; sign up for library cards, check out library books & free museum passes.
Chabot Space & Science Center: Enjoy enriching activities with the Oakland institution whose mission is to inspire and educate learners of all ages.
The East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse: Free arts and crafts with recycled materials and found objects.
Habitot Children’s Museum: Giant building block play and monster bots — interactive play.
Little Feminist: Monthly book subscription teaching empathy and importance of equity — Festival Sponsor.
Writopia Lab: Giveaways and interactive fun — come write, draw or add a line to our group poem.
826 Valencia: Enjoy pirate mask making and fun writing activities hosted by a nonprofit that supports under-resourced students and helps teachers inspire students to write.
AUTHORS — GENERAL
Adair McPherson: “Roadkill abc” — objet trouvé that met premature demise.
Adam Plantinga: SFPD Sgt. and author — “400 Things Cops Know and Police Craft.”
Andy Furillo: Reporter turned author — crime/political fiction.
Anniqua Rana: “Wild Boar in the Canefield.”
Aryele Maye: Author/illustrator “Unapologetically Cecilia”
Bevan Atkinson: “The Tarot Mysteries” series.
Bishop & Fuller: Authors of “Galahad’s Fool” — collaborating playwrights, novelists and actors for nearly 60 years; recipients of NEA writing fellowship.
Carlo Ocaya: “Mystical Tale” series.
Cody Schlegel: “Junction.”
D. Williams: “The Killing of Mr. Floyd,” “There Are Times When,” “Hear How It Goes.”
Dalila Caryn: “The Forgotten Sister,” “Future Queen,” and YA fantasy “Dust House and the West Wind.”
Dan Hanel: “In the Shadow of Diablo” historical mystery series.
Danielle K. Roux: “August Prather is Not Dead Yet” — road trip fantasy about lovable queer weirdos.
David Heintz: “A Backlash Reckoning: How Many Crises Can A Green New Deal Solve?”
Deborah Nelson: “The Last Portrait: A Psalm for Monique” — memoir honoring my daughter, lost to gun violence.
Eytan Uliel: Australian traveler and author of “Man Mission.”
Gabriela Iñiguez: Math teacher, bilingual poet “Moments of Inspiration Momentos de Inspiracion” — poetry in English & Spanish.
G. Eb Williams: “Simplifyism: Connecting the Dots through Simplicity” — improving focus, productivity, time-management.
Gerry Courtney: “Love Letters to trump” — photo book of San Francisco Bay Area resistance marches.
Gini Grossenbacher, M.ED: Author, Editor, Publisher — “Madam of My Heart,” award-winning “American Madams.”
Greg Shappell: “Rebel Pets” — lost pet flyers & their true follow-up stories.
Heather Jacks: “Sister Stories: in their own words” — coffee table book about the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
James A. Jacobs: “Daniel Mendoza” series — coming-of-age/historical thrillers.
Jeffrey Staley: “Gum Moon: A Novel of San Francisco Chinatown.”
John Teasdale: “The Contender” Social games based on storytelling & rhetoric.
Jon James Miller: “Looking For Garbo” — mystery/romance novel.
Jud Widing: Novels and short stories.
Kay Rodriques: Jamaican stories in handmade artist’s books — silent hare studios.
Larry Williams Jr.: “Enigmatic Gemini.”
Lincoln Smith: Author, local publisher, information on artist support — Local4Publishing/Artist Armor.
Linda Oxley Milligan: “The Blue Nile Adventure,” “Gitane Marie: Through the Eyes of the Black Madonna,” “Cygnus” — adventure/mystery/sci-fi/travel/romance novels.
Lisa Wentz: Grace Under Pressure: A Masterclass in Public Speaking.
Marc Johnson: “The Passage of Hellsfire” series.
Megan A. Clancy: “The Burden of a Daughter.”
N.J. Hanson: Four titles including “The Kingdom of Dadria: A Lamb Amongst Wolves.”
Newzad Brifki: “My Journey to America, A Kurdish American Story.”
Norma Rusbar: Editor, “Bailing Out the Company Canoe: Become a Better Boss” by R. H. Franck.
Patricia Bossano: Supernatural escapes: “Faery Sight,” “Cradle Gift,” “Nahia,” “Seven Ghostly Spins.”
Pete Frittmann: “Wake up! The arrival of the last messenger” and “Socialism or Extinction, The choice is ours in an AI dominated future.”
Peter C. Bradbury: Six thrillers set in the Bay Area including classic murder mystery “Stonebridge Manor.”
Prem Menon: “Utopia Revisited 2050” fiction novella eBook.
Rhea Iris Rivers: “Our Forgotten Allies” — guidebook on renewal and healing.
Robin Lowey: “Game Changers: Lesbians You Should Know About” — graphic novel.
Rochelle Riley: “The Burden” — slavery didn’t end; it just changed addresses.
Stefani Bulsara: “Radio Ga Ga: A Mixtape for the End of Humanity” — lyrical, farcical dystopian novel.
Susan Burrowes: “Off the Rails: One Family’s Journey through Teen Addiction” — a mother & daughter story of hope.
Suzanne Pederson: “Something to Remember” — romance and fiction novels.
Tamesha Edwards: “Caustic.”
Vahid Razavi: “Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof” and “Age of Nepotism.”
Vanya Erickson: “Boot Language: A Memoir.”
Vincent M. Wales: Speculative fiction author & creator of Dynamistress.
Zannah Martin: “Song of Sarai: A Novel Retelling of Ancient Spirituality” — revisit the epic myth of Sarah and Abraham.
Zenora Knight: “The Curse of the Bailey Women.”
AUTHORS — BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS
Alexis Fajardo: “Kid Beowulf” — middle-grade action-adventure graphic novel series.
Andre Karpov: Author of environmentally-conscious children’s books.
Betty Thomas Patterson: “What’s College About Anyway?” — picture book introducing college to young children.
Britta Stromeyer Esmail: “Raina’s (Un) Happy Birthday” — winner, GOLD SEAL from the Mom’s Choice Awards.
Christian A. Espinoza: “The Other Side” — picture book, Spanish & English.
Christina Newhard: Sari-Sari Storybooks — bilingual children’s books in Philippine languages.
Claudia Schwalm: Author/photographer — “Being Bilingual is Fun!” and “Folk Art of Mexico.”
Corey M.P.: Author/illustrator — books for adults and children; “Sammy’s Books” series.
David H. Reiss: Award-winning supervillainous sci-fi series “The Chronicles of Fid.”
David Hoobler: Author/illustrator/publisher of “Zonk the Dreaming Tortoise” picture books.
Dean Stuart: Author/illustrator “Finders Keepers” — picture books, comics and surreal stories.
Hannah Hunley: Novelist and playwright — children’s & YA fantasy — “Many Worlds” series, “Pocket Dragons,” “Infinity,” and “Infinity 2.”
Jeff Durston: “Make America Grape Again” — how one misguided orange almost ruined the whole fruit salad.
Joella Williams: “Clef Notes” — children’s book series teaching how to read music.
J.P. Carol: “The Sixth Event” mystery; “All Hallows’ Eve” — YA fantasy series; children’s picture book.
JS Lee: “Keurium,” and other works that navigate race, trauma and adoption.
K.M. Harrell: “Nyira and the Invisible Boy” YA fantasy.
Kelly Franco: “A Tail of Two Friends” and “Oh, the Pawsibilities” — picture books.
Keri Collins: “You Can Call Me Katelyn” and “Always Sparkle” — journal for children.
Marissa Kennerson: “Tarot” — YA novel.
Mary Elizabeth Smith: “The Candy Rat” — Halloween picture book.
Michelle Travis: “My Mom Has Two Jobs” — children’s picture book.
Nigel Sussman: Berkeley-based illustrator, muralist and author — “Alphabet Compendium.”
R. Litfin: “The Chronicles of Royal High” YA fantasy/pop #AdventuringPrincess series.
Renee Perez: “Camp Strange” — burp-filled middle grade novel.
Reno Ursal: “Enlightenment” — YA novel.
Robert Liu-Trujillo: Author/illustrator of children’s books, book accessories.
Russ Towne: Children’s picture books, fiction and non-fiction for grownups.
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