Barbary Coast Award


Presented each year to a dynamic Bay Area author or literary organization for a lifetime of literary achievement, this eagerly anticipated evening brings together an outstanding lineup of literary stars, live music, and multimedia presentations for a novel, thoughtful, and highly entertaining tribute. An after party follows.


Barbary Coast Award Recipients

2015: Community of Writers at Squaw Valley
2014: 826 Valencia & McSweeney's
2013: Ron Turner & Last Gasp Comics
2012: Poetry Flash
2011: Ishmael Reed
2010: Lawrence Ferlinghetti/City Lights Books
2009: Amy Tan
2008: Tobias Wolff
2007: Armistead Maupin