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Women Lit Live

Women Lit elevates women’s voices throughout the year in public events and receptions across the Bay Area, as well as in exclusive literary salons in private homes.

We’ve teamed up with Inflection Point, a podcast about how women rise up, to present the first and only public event series developed to bring leading female authors to stunning venues throughout the Bay Area. These events are nationally broadcast.

Women Lit at the Festival weekend – May 4 & 5

The Bay Area Book Festival features dozens of sessions relevant to Women Lit — with quite a few funded directly by Women Lit members, whose contributions allowed us to bring the writers. Check out the full schedule and enjoy this small taster below.

The Legacy of Adrienne Rich and the Shape of our Feminist Future
Jill Bialosky, Aya de Leon, Susan Griffin, Nell Painter, Morgan Parker, moderated by Sandra Gilbert

What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About
Michele Filgate, Kiese Laymon, Carmen Maria Machado, Nayomi Munaweera, moderated by Natasha Sing

What Women Want
Aya de Leon, Laura Lindstedt, Lisa Locascio, Tamsen Wolff, moderated by Lisa D. Gray

Let The World Move: Speculative Fiction From the Periphery
Lesley Nneka Arimah, Alice Sola Kim, Carmen Maria Machado, moderated by Namwali Serpell

The Heart of a Child
Rene Denfeld, Hanne Ørstavik, Duanwad Pimwana, Mui Poopoksakul, moderated by Elizabeth Rosner

Old in Art School, Young at Heart: Interview with Nell Painter
Nell Painter interviewed by Lance Knobel

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin: Film and Conversation
Arwen Curry, Annalee Newitz, Kim Stanley Robinson, David Streitfeld, moderated by Charlie Jane Anders

Goddesses, Grandmothers, and the Everyday Divine
Hallie Iglebart Austen and Vijaya Nagarajan, moderated by Arisika Razak

Writer to Writer: Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones
Esi Edugyan and Tayari Jones, moderated by Caille Millner

Fierce Femmes
Zoraida Córdova, Anna-Marie McLemore, Cindy Pon, moderated by Yodassa Williams

On Not Mothering
Sheila Heti, Emilie Pine, Grace Talusan, moderated by Nayomi Munaweera

From Captivity to Power: A Remarkable Story of Women Rising Up
Julia Flynn Siler interviewed by Lauren Schiller

A Conversation with Tayari Jones
Tayari Jones interviewed by Brooke Warner

Literature Will Save Your Life
Jill Bialosky, Niloufar Talebi, moderated by Isheeta Ganguly

Cathy! The Celebrated Comic Strip Creator
Cathy Guisewite interviewed by Leah Garchik

On 21st Century Mothering
Vanessa Hua, Lydia Kiesling, Dani McClain, moderated by Devi Laskar

A Conversation with Literary Legend Ann Beattie
Ann Beattie interviewed by Carol Edgarian

Writer to Writer: Lacy Johnson and Carmen Maria Machado
Lacy Johnson and Carmen Maria Machado, moderated by Lise Quintana

A Unique Feminine Mystique: The Female Detective
Cara Black, Kjell Ola Dahl, S.A. Lelchuk, Jenny Rogneby, moderated by Eileen Rendahl

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