Berkeley Book Chats

Podcasts Now Available
Listen Online

Podcasts from our popular Berkeley Book Chats series in which a Berkeley faculty member discusses a recently completed work are now available online. Listen to recent Book Chats online or download recordings for future playback on Android or iOS devices.

Support the Townsend Center

Fostering Engagement in the Humanities

Please consider making a gift to the Townsend Center. Your contributions help support public programs and student fellowships in the humanities at Berkeley.

Bear's-Eye View

Undergraduate Humanities Reporting

Bear's-Eye View is a chronicle of students' engagement with the vibrant humanities culture at the Townsend Center and at Berkeley. This semester undergraduate writer Erin Haar reported on varied humanities events on campus. 



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Art of Writing teaches UC Berkeley undergraduates to write clearly and eloquently in a variety of nonfiction forms.

For students whose writing level has advanced beyond the Reading & Composition requirement, Art of Writing funds small seminars that foster collaborative writing communities.

Art of Writing also runs a Summer Writing Institute to help graduate students refine their skills as teachers of writing, and presents campus events featuring acclaimed authors and critics.

Art of Writing at the Townsend Center for the Humanities is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, a private donation, and the Daniel E. Koshland, Jr. Chancellor's Distinguished Chair in Writing. 

Visit the Art of Writing website to learn more.