The momentum of the current cultural moment was created collectively by women joining with other women. Similarly, Women Lit gathers women, both writers and readers alike, around accessing and celebrating women’s voices. Through their donations, members help bring female authors to the festival and to a series of year-round events, while also creating opportunities to network among themselves around these author appearances and other, like-minded events. Thus members help create highly relevant conversations that benefit themselves and society overall.
Women Lit is a new, membership-based literary society, created by the Bay Area Book Festival, with a mission to raise women’s voices, to educate and inspire the world with woman-authored writing, and to expand women’s connections with each other. Women Lit accomplishes these tasks through memberships, which financially allow us to bring compelling female authors to Festival stages and to year-round events, and to create gatherings that foster literary community among Bay Area women.