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Silent Auction

This year our silent auction will once again focus on events with our honored authors. If you love reading, eating, walking, architecture, politics, history or film, you will want to check out the Authors Dinner auction. In other words, absolutely everyone can find something enticing to bid on!

Click for:  Author Events /Getaways /Literary Treasures

There are still tickets remaining for some of the special events premiered at the Auction. Click here for availability.

A1 AN AFTERNOON PIG ROAST WITH CHEF AND AUTHOR ANDY BEAHRS

What do you get when a talented trio of local food luminaries teams up to put on an event for the Authors Dinner??? A pig roast that promises to be the most delicious and festive event of the fall!

Four years ago Andy Beahrs was one of our honored authors for his book, The Sin Eaters. He followed that with the much acclaimed Twain’s Feast, More…


A10 MOTHER, DAUGHTER, PASTRIES, TEA and ME AN IRONIC TEA PARTY WITH AUTHOR KATIE HAFNER

Author Katie Hafner returns in 2014 for a tea party where the sweets are served up with irony, insight and wit. More…


A11 NEWS IN THE DIGITAL ERA: A CONVERSATION WITH BERKELYSIDE’S LANCE KNOBEL AND FRANCES DINKELSPIEL

If you want to find out what’s happening in our city, Berkeleyside is the place to look. More…


A12 MEET DIRECTOR DAN KRAUSS AND SEE HIS AWARD WINNING FILM KILL TEAM

Dan Krauss’ first film, The Death of Kevin Carter, was nominated for an academy Award and two Emmy Awards. More…


A13 DETROIT, THE ONCE PROUD CITY A VISUAL SHOW WITH STORIES BY LEONARD PITT

To say that Leonard Pitt is a man of many interests is a vast understatement. More…


A15 POP-UP BOOK CLUB WITH NOTED AUTHOR GAIL TSUKIYAMA

Gail Tsukiyama is the author of seven novels. She has won many awards and was one of nine fiction authors chosen to appear during the first Library of Congress National Book Festival. More…


A2 DINNER AND A PLAY WITH CAL SHAKES DRAMATURG PHILIPPA KELLY: THE COMEDY OF ERRORS

Philippa Kelly first came to Berkeley from her native Australia on a Fulbright fellowship to pursue her career as a Shakespeare scholar. More…


A3 DINNER WITH MICHAEL CHABON AND ANN PACKER AT OLIVETO

Join local renowned authors Michael Chabon and Ann Packer for an evening of discussion and delicious meal at Oliveto. More…


A4 BEHIND THE SCENES AT SHOTGUN PLAYERS WITH PATRICK DOOLEY

An honored author last year, Patrick Dooley—the founding artistic director of Shotgun Players—has built a theatrical company with a reputation for artistic excellence, social relevance and community engagement. More…


A5 LUNCH FOR FOUR AT HISTORIC VILLA TAVERNA AND AN INSIDER’S TOUR WITH AUTHOR NANCY BOAS

Nancy Boas is a curator and the author of David Park: A Painter’s Life and The Society of Six: California Colorists. More…


A6 ARCHITECTURAL WALKING TOUR FOR 6 OF SF’S SOMA WITH CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE + LUNCH AT MOMO’S

Although Berkeley can claim Christopher Hawthorne as a native son, these days he lives and works in L.A., where he has gained acclaim as the architecture critic for the Los Angeles Times. More…


A8 LEARN TO PLAY THE HARMONICA WITH SAM BARRY

If you attended last year’s Authors Dinner, you will certainly remember Sam Barry’s exuberant musical interlude during the author introductions. More…


A9 DISCOVER AN INTRIGUING SIDE OF PARIS WITH CARA BLACK

Cara Black is back! Cara was one of our honored authors in 2008 and 2013, and she returns in 2014 to talk about her new book, Murder in Pigalle. More…


G1TWO-NIGHT STAY AT “GLEN EAGLE” AT SEA RANCH

Located right on the golf course, this two bedroom (2 queens), two bath modern home sleeps four. More…


G2 ONE WEEK IN A BEAUTIFUL SQUAW VALLEY CABIN

Pretty 3 bedroom/2 bath home with open floor plan. More…


G3 THREE NIGHTS IN A SPACIOUS DONNER LAKE CABIN

Enjoy a three-night stay in a 3-bedroom cabin located at the end of the street on more than an acre of forest. More…


G4 ONE WEEK IN MANZANILLO, MEXICO

Enjoy a relaxing week in this spacious 2 BR/2 bath condo on the Mexican Riviera. More…


G5 ONE WEEK IN THE REAL MEXICO

This is an amazing opportunity to be in the real Mexico, amid lush grounds and all the beauty and comfort you could ever want. More…


G6 ONE WEEK IN A LARGE LAKEFRONT HOME IN LAKE TAHOE

Invite friends or have a week-long family reunion at this Old Tahoe-style lakefront home near Sunnyside. More…


G7 THREE NIGHTS IN A CHARMING HOME IN WALLA WALLA

The Walla Walla Valley is a place where scenic beauty, incredible wineries, enticing restaurants, outdoor adventures and small town friendliness all come together. More…


G8 THREE NIGHTS IN A WINTER WONDERLAND NEAR SQUAW VALLEY

Enjoy three nights in Meadow Court, a lovely small condominium complex near the Resort at Squaw Creek. More…


G9 TWO NIGHTS IN THE NAPA VALLEY AT SILVERADO

Tucked into the rolling hills of California’s wine country, Silverado is the perfect base for exploring the Napa Valley. More…


T1 IT’S A DR. SEUSS EXTRAVAGANZA

It’s never too soon to introduce your favorite little one to the wonders of Dr. Seuss! More…


T10 UC BERKELEY PILLOWS

Sather Tower, known to most as the Campanile, is perhaps UC Berkeley’s most famous symbol. More…


T11 – T13 RICHARD FRIEDMAN, PHOTOGRAPHER

Richard Friedman, originally from New York City, came to Berkeley in 1968. He started taking pictures as a teenager, and some of his images of Greenwich Village in the 60′s have become iconic More…


T14 BUILD YOUR BERKELEY BOOK COLLECTION

New to Berkeley? Thinking about turning your home into an AirBnB? Just want to know more about Berkeley? This collection of books is for you! More…


T16 OLD BOOKS PILLOWS

If you love old books but don’t have any more room on your shelves, here’s the solution – a pair of pillows More…


T16 CARRIE RICHARDS PORTRAIT SESSION

Carrie Richards got her start in professional photography shooting for Lake Tahoe newspaper capturing images of local wildfires, news and sports. More…


T2 A VERY SPECIAL CASE OF LITERARY LIBATIONS

Wow your friends or your book club with this case of wine assembled specifically for the 2014 Authors Dinner! More…


T3 BERNIE PEYTON BOOK AND ORIGAMI BEAR

This item is just the ticket for origami lovers. More…


T4 ARTWORK BY WAYNE THIEBAUD

Wayne Thiebaud is best known for his colorful works depicting everyday objects like pies, paint cans and lipsticks. More…


T5 OLD BOOKS PILLOWS

If you love old books but don’t have any more room on your shelves, here’s the solution More…


T7 BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTE CARDS

These note cards will have special meaning to Berkeley Public Library patrons. More…


T8 A KARIMA CAMMELL DUO – A 2013 AUTHORS DINNER CENTERPIECE + PIRATE AND HOOPOE

Everyone who attended the 2013 Authors Dinner will remember the fabulous centerpieces created by Berkeley artist Karima Cammell. More…


T9 ERIC DROOKER PRINT

Eric Drooker is a painter, graphic novelist, and third-generation New Yorker, although he currently divides his time between New York City and Berkeley. More…