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, in the era of shelter-in-place, a lifeline that brings inspiration, broadens horizons, builds bonds, and (much needed these days) simply helps keep us all sane.

About Women Lit in 2022…

Your membership  (new or renewed), also will bring you a whole slate of other benefits in 2022:

  • Fabulous author events, both in-person and virtual, that all members of any level can attend, either exclusive to members or free (ticketed for the public)
  • A regular newsletter full of interviews and literary treasures
  • 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? In 2021, we held a lot of live virtual events — remember Ann Patchett, Patti Smith, Helen Macdonald, Lisa See, and more? — that were free to members (but ticketed for everyone else). In summer, we returned to in-person events at our favorite bookstore, Sausalito Books by the Bay, owned by a core Women Lit member and partner. Now, at last, after a helluva year for everyone, we’re thrilled to welcome you to a much fuller slate of programs–just for you! 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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