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.

NEW IN 2022!

Now is the perfect time to gift a Women Lit membership for yourself or someone you love. They (or you!) can enjoy a new year in 2022 with inspiration from top authors and soul-nourishing engagement with fellow book-loving women. 

Just for starters…why not begin the new year in an incredible mansion? The Pines, a historic landmark in Sausalito, may not be “minimalist,” but it’s still a glorious locale for talking with the author of Minimalista, an amazing book about lifting yourself up by paring down.

Only Women Lit members can attend the event at The Pines! 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 for Women Lit in 2022?

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!


an in-person conversation with Shira Gill, author of Minimalista, a book we think you’ll love to help you get organized for a great start to the new year. It’ll be held at The Pines, the incredible, restored mansion in Sausalito that our members have raved about. We’ll be emailing all members with the exact date of the event very soon.

Every Women Lit member is invited!

You can purchase a copy of Minimalista in checkout and receive your copy (to get signed by the author) at the event, or you can select to have it mailed to you as soon as copies are available. (You’ve heard about the supply chain issues for books? It;s a real thing).

Special 2022 Offer: If you join or renew at the Esteem level ($100) or higher, you get a copy of Minimalista on us! Join at the Integrity level ($500) or higher, and you can get your choice of up to three Women Lit books a year on us (details in the reply email you’ll get when you buy or renew a membership).

“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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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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