Founded in 2018 at the height of the #MeToo movement, Women Lit was created to elevate women’s voices. This membership-based program has blossomed into many opportunities for you: an A-list literary event series; a society of book-lovers who meet up in beautiful places to connect with each other and to meet renowned authors; and, as we re-emerge after so many months of pandemic living, an opportunity for renewed community-building around the books and authors we love.

About Women Lit in 2023…

Your membership  (new or renewed) will bring you an exciting slate of benefits in 2023:

  • Fabulous year-round author events that all members at any level can attend, either exclusive to members or free (ticketed for the public)
  • A special members-only Salon at the 2023 Bay Area Book Festival (May 6-7), where you can relax, converse with, and learn from fellow members and the Festival’s roster of outstanding women authors
  • An exclusive newsletter full of interviews and literary treasures
  • The Women Lit member hub, your online connection to our fascinating and well-read community
  • For higher-level members: free books, private salons (in person and virtual), and pre-event receptions with authors (see detailed benefits here)

What else is new? The 2023 festival will be free for all to attend, thanks in large part to the generosity of Women Lit members and other supporters. To thank Festival supporters, we’re rolling out a new Friends of the Festival program, and will extend equivalent Friends of the Festival benefits  to Women Lit members at corresponding levels (Esteem level and above). Throughout 2023, we are lining up more memorable in-person author events featuring bestsellers, award-winners, and talented new voices. Stay tuned for updates on our Upcoming Events page and in your inbox.

“Women Lit Rocks! Thanks for all the great events these past MANY months. You’ve been integral to my sanity!”

Emily Sellers, Women Lit member, Fall 2020


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Women Lit is also the ideal “gift-that-keeps giving” for the book-loving women in your life. Click here to gift a year-long membership for someone special today!

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Where women’s words remake the world. 

Women Lit featured in Writer’s Digest — click here to read the interview with Executive Director Cherilyn Parsons.

Choose your membership level (and your benefits)!

*Fearlessness members can receive their complimentary book by registering for a “General Admission + Book” ticket to the chosen event. 

**Our inspiring members-only publication with author interviews, WL member profiles, fascinating literary news items and curiosities, book reviews and more! Read an example of the newsletter here.

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