may, 2022

08may2:00 pm3:00 pmMother, Daughter, Collaborators (Plus the Book That Changed the World of Food): The LappésBay Area Book Festival


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The 8th Annual Bay Area Book Festival is BACK and Anna and Frances Moore Lappé are thrilled to be a part of it. 

The Bay Area Book Festival is a world-class literary extravaganza taking place each year over two days in Downtown Berkeley. All our programming—250-300 authors on 15 stages—is accessible with one $15 pass, and our Outdoor Fair, a wonderland of literary vendors, kids’ activities, and family fun, is totally free. Over the years, we’ve showcased more than 1,250 speakers who come from the Bay Area, the state of California, the nation, and world; our international contingent is one of the largest among U.S. book festivals. Since our founding, we’ve thrilled more than 125,000 book-lovers of all ages.

The Bay Area Book Festival takes place May 7th-May 8th. 

Tune in (virtually) or join us in person for Anna and Frankie’s talk on May 8th, 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm. 

Extraordinary mothers, extraordinary daughters: together, they can change the world. Frances and Anna Lappé prove that, when it comes to visionary thought and action, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Frances “changed how we eat” ( The New York Times) with her first book, Diet for a Small Planet, which has sold over three million copies and, in 2021, celebrated its 50th anniversary with a special edition. She went on to publish 20 more books, and is a leading advocate for “living democracy”—which she describes as not only a government accountable to its citizens, but a way of living aligned with the deep human need for connection, meaning, and autonomy. Frances’ daughter, Anna Lappé, is also a bestselling author ( Diet for a Hot Planet: The Climate Crisis at the End of Your Fork and What You Can Do About It), as well as an educator and expert on food systems. The New York Times proclaimed her a “Food Fighter,” and she has received a James Beard Leadership Award. Mother and daughter co-founded the Small Planet Institute and the Small Planet Fund, which spread an empowering understanding of living democracy via writing, social media, public speaking, and grantmaking; and in 2012 Anna founded Real Food Media, which furthers the food-justice movement through storytelling and critical analysis. This is an exciting chance to see one of today’s most successful and influential mom-daughter duos discuss how parents and children can be there for each other, boost each other’s dreams, and work together for a better world.


To see the full line-up and get your tickets, visit the website here. 


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