This Sunday, May 21, Oakland City Hall will be hosting the Oakland Book Festival from 11am to 6pm (doors open at 10:30am).
The Oakland Book Festival is a free, open-to-the-public, one-day event that encourages debate, literacy, and the celebration of the city of Oakland. Almost 100 writers will dissect, discuss and debate this year's theme of Equality and Inequality on moderated panels within city hall while outside on Frank Ogawa Plaza, you'll enjoy live performances while perusing tables hosted by vendors and publishers or getting a bite to eat from a food truck; there will also be a children's area featuring projects, readings, and other activities to delight readers of all ages.
Saturday, May 20 at 5pm, Danielle Allen will deliver this year's keynote address at Oakland City Hall to kick off the event - this is also free and open the public.
Saturday night at 8pm, the Starline Social Club will be hosting a reception to meet the writers and speakers while showing support for the festival. You can purchase tickets for the reception here.
More information, including scheduling, programming, and maps is all available at http://www.oaklandbookfestival.org/.