Support the “Second Responders”
Someday, this pandemic will end. We all want the arts to still be there, helping us to heal, process our experience, and envision new approaches to living.
Artists of all forms — including authors — and the organizations that amplify and support their artistic work have been called “second responders.” They step in after the immediate crisis to help us feel whole again. Doctors take care of our cardiac health, but the arts help us understand matters of the heart. Medical innovations can help expand our lung capacity, while the arts heighten our ability to cherish each breath we take.
More than ever, we know that life is precious. So, as the poet Mary Oliver famously asked, “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
By bringing you some of the most important, inspiring authors of our times, the Bay Area Book Festival (and our Women Lit program) will help YOU envision, create, and write your next chapter.