Book'toberfest 2014 | Mechanics' Institute

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Book'toberfest 2014
A book industry trade show and craft beer tasting

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Come hoist a stein with fellow book lovers and our Mechanics’ Institute members who are involved in the publishing industry! Meet the staff from local book publishers and literary journals, and many indie-publishers who are eager to share their knowledge. Network with editors, writing coaches and teachers, conference organizers, book shepherds, and more at this trade show reminiscent of our historic industrial fairs (this time with beer).

If you are a reader, writer, or beer connoisseur, you’ll love the creative vibe, selection of locally crafted beer, and plethora of new books coming out by local writers and small publishers.

This year's attendees will be: San Francisco Writers’ Grotto, Zyzzyva, LitQuake, Fourteen Hills, Community of Writers at Squaw Valley, Ambush Review, Poetry Flash, Northern California Book Awards, Arroyo Literary Review, San Francisco Writers’ Conference, Stone Bridge Press, Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, San Francisco Public Press, and Cameron Books.

Graciously sponsored by:

UC Berkeley Extension



Members Free
Public $15
Register now ›
3rd Floor Library
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future Activities

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Aug 19 - 12:00pm

The Writers' Lunch: the Joy of Travel and Adventure Writing
moderated by Taryn Edwards

Aug 21 - 2:00pm

Writing and Revising Narrative History
with historian Megan Kate Nelson

Aug 25 - 11:00am

Write If You Dare!
A virtual version of our popular drop-in writing group

Aug 31 - 12:00pm

In-Person Tour of the Mechanics' Institute
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards

Sep 7 - 12:00pm

Virtual Tour of the Mechanics' Institute
with Librarian and Historian Taryn Edwards