Rebecca Traister at the Berkeley City Club, October 2018
We packed Berkeley City Club in this beyond-sold-out talk by feminist spark plug Rebecca Traister. She spoke with Lauren Schiller, host of the podcast Inflection Point, about how to use women’s anger to make change happen. Audience members got the chance to ask Traister questions following the talk, and she signed books at the end of the evening.
Women Lit Launch Event at The Pines, Sausalito, January 2018
More than 100 women gathered at The Pines, a restored Victorian mansion in Sausalito, for the kick-off event for Women Lit. Festival founder and director Cherilyn Parsons unveiled the name “Women Lit” and the society itself, and authors Sylvia Brownrigg, Joyce Maynard and Sarah Manyika gave short readings and a conversation followed by questions from the audience.
Women Lit at the Women’s March in San Francisco, January 2018
Our favorite sign among the several we brought: “Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth. And that is not speaking.” — Audre Lorde
Women Lit Presents Leila Slimani, April 2018
On April 8th, the Festival welcomed Leila Slimani, winner of the Prix Goncourt in France, to discuss her novel The Perfect Nanny (translated by Sam Taylor) at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
“Every word a woman writes changes the story of the world, revises the official version.” — Carolyn See
Women Lit has just been born! It’s an already-active community dedicated to raising women’s voices in every way possible. Here you can find out about our exclusive salons, public events, and growing membership. Coming soon is our women-centric newsletter, created by and for women readers.