Authors Dinner 2016: A Magical Night

Saturday Feb 06 2016   6:30 PM
Berkeley Public Library  2090 Kittredge St., Berkeley, CA  map

Join hosts Linda Schacht Gage and Bill Schechner to celebrate the Bay Area’s rich literary community at the Berkeley Public Library Foundation’s 14th Annual Authors Dinner. Authors and guests gather in the historic reading room of Berkeley’s downtown Central Library, transformed into a glittering literary salon and fine dining room for just one night. In raising vital funds supporting our public libraries, there is truly no other event like it! Heyday authors featured include Laura Ackley (San Francisco’s Jewel City), Kenneth Brower (The Wildness Within), Richard Nagler (Looking at Art, the Art of Looking), and Ken Light (Valley of Shadows and Dreams).
$175 per ticket; for more information visit

Kenneth David BrowerKenneth David Brower is the oldest son of the pioneering environmentalist David Brower. His first memories are of the Sierra Nevada and the wild country of the American West. His father drafted him into service as an editor at nineteen, and under that leadership he wrote or edited fourteen volumes in the Exhibit-Format Series of photography books produced by the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth. In his mid-twenties he departed his father’s shop to become a freelance writer, and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, Audubon, National Geographic, Canadian Geographic, The Paris Review, Reader’s Digest, Smithsonian, Sierra, Islands, and numerous other magazines. He is the author of the books The Starship and the Canoe, Wake of the Whale, A Song for Satawal, Realms of the Sea, The Winemaker’s Marsh, Freeing Keiko, and many more. He lives in Berkeley, California.
Richard NaglerRichard Nagler’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Artforum International, the Los Angeles Times, and other publications; shown in museums and galleries around the world; and included in prominent public and private collections. Nagler is respected as an observer with a unique photographic vision as well as a photography collector with a strong sense of history. Word on the Street is his third book of photography. He is represented by George Krevsky Gallery and currently lives in San Francisco.

Photo courtesy of Richard Nagler