JOIN IN A SPECIAL EVENT AT THE HISTORIC BERKELEY HOME OF ANTHONY BOUCHER, FAMED AUTHOR AND EDITOR
Join mystery, science fiction, and local history fans at the
Berkeley home where the famed mystery and science fiction editor and
writer William Anthony Parker White -- best known by his pen name,
Anthony Boucher -- lived from 1947 to his death in 1968, and did
much of his work.
Explore the expansive 1941 split level, just off
Telegraph Avenue, including the large upstairs corner bedroom where
Boucher wrote, and the living room where he supervised literary
salons, and helped shape the modern genres of mystery and science
We can't promise you an unsolved murder or a portal to another
dimension on the premises, but we can offer light refreshments,
socializing, brief remarks (starting at 2:30) and reminiscences
(Boucher family members will be on hand), and perhaps even some
The house itself is passing to new owners, so this is a one time
opportunity to visit. It is hoped a historic plaque for the site,
honoring Boucher, will be completed in time for the opening and on
Saturday, January 16, 2016 from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM (PST)
2643 Dana Street Berkeley, CA 94704
RSVP. Space Limited. To register, please click here.
Organizers of Anthony Boucher House Literary Salon:
Randal & Maria Brandt, Steven Finacom,
Randal Brandt is the curator of the California Detective Fiction
Collection at The Bancroft Library, University of California,
Janet Rudolph is the Editor of the Mystery Readers Journal, organizer
of Literary Salons, blogger at Mystery Fanfare and DyingforChocolate.
Steven Finacom is former president and active member of the Berkeley Historical Society.
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