• Upcoming Women Lit Events

Women Lit is a year-round event series dedicated to elevating women’s voices and igniting conversation. Working with a variety of partners, we bring the most exciting, in-demand writers and thinkers to venues across the Bay Area.

January 24th, 2020

Amber Tamblyn

February 21st, 2020

Jenny Offill

March 31st, 2020

Victoria James

May 26th, 2020

Alexandra Roxo

Women Lit Presents
Amber Tamblyn

In conversation with Saru Jayaraman

Friday, January 24, 2020, 7:00 pm

McRoskey Mattress Company

$20 General Admission
$34 General Admission and copy of Era of Ignition
Student discounts available with valid student ID, please email for code

Book sales provided by The Green Arcade

Members – use the special link in your email for your discounted tickets or contact womenlit@baybookfest.org for your access

“Amber is a unique combination—a creative powerhouse as well as a fierce activist and advocate who understands that ‘feminist’ is not a passive label. Era of Ignition is beautifully written, unflinchingly honest, and laugh-out-loud funny.”

– Cecile Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Make Trouble

Amber Tamblyn; poet, actor, author, and founding member of Hollywood’s Time’s Up movement, will join Women Lit on January 24th in celebration of the paperback release of her sensational new book Era of Ignition. Amber will be joined by author, activist, and the 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Visionary of the Year, Saru Jayaraman.

Amber cemented her place as one of our most original and boundary-pushing writers with her debut novel Any Man, which explored the complexities within celebrity culture, sexual violence, and survival. Her newest book, Era of Ignition, is written with the same galvanizing passion as Tamblyn explores modern feminism through the lens of her own experience as well as those of her Sisters in Solidarity. Era of Ignition is a feminist manifesto for our times, a look at inciting change in the discussion around gender inequality and what we can all do during this time of personal and political upheaval.

“The new Jenny Offill has left me soft and clear and devastated, truly feel like I will never be the same.”

– Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror

National best-selling and award-winning author of Dept. of Speculation, Jenny Offill, will join Women Lit for an exclusive lunch at Poggio in Sausalito to celebrate her new novel, Weather. This highly anticipated book, written in Offill’s signature shimmering prose, sucks the reader into the mind of a mother quickly losing her confidence in the polarized world she inhabits.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to sit down with an author who re-invents the novel with each new work, an author whose writing is as essential as it is beautiful. This event has limited availability and each ticket includes a full lunch catered by Poggio, a wine reception, and a copy of Weather.

An Afternoon with
Jenny Offill

Friday, February 21, 2020, 12:30 pm

Private Dining Room at Poggio Trattoria
777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965


 This event has limited availability and each ticket includes a full lunch catered by Poggio, a wine reception, and a copy of Weather.

Members – use the special link in your email for your exclusive pre-sale tickets or contact womenlit@baybookfest.org for your access

Co-Presented with Sausalito Books By The Bay

Co-Presented with Sausalito Books By The Bay

Women Lit Presents
Victoria James

Tuesday March 31st

The Spinnaker
100 Spinnaker Dr, Sausalito, CA 94965

“Sommelier Victoria James’s deeply personal book is by turns harrowing and inspiring, incomprehensible and educational. From Wine Girl, I learned as much about the resilience of the human spirit as I had about the wonders of wine. And turned the last page with a profound feeling of gratitude to Victoria for sharing her story and becoming a model for women everywhere.”

Dana Cowin, former editor-in-chief of Food and Wine

At just twenty-one, Victoria James became the country’s youngest sommelier at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Her affecting memoir details her coming-of-age as a successful young woman in the notoriously toxic restaurant industry. The author of Drink Pink, and current Beverage Director of Cote in New York, tossed out the advice she received to “act like a man” and instead found herself.

Victoria joins Women Lit for a wine reception and talk at The Spinnaker. We hope you’ll join us for the chance to raise a glass with Food and Wine‘s 2018 Sommelier of the Year. You are sure to walk away inspired by this phenomenal woman and her story.

Special Member Opportunity to see Victoria James – Monday, March 30th 7:00pm @ The Battery

Women Lit has teamed up with The Battery to produce a more intimate appearance for Victoria James. Open to Women Lit Members at the Fearlessness level and above. Members will receive an email with more information. Upgrade your membership and receive access!

Special member Opportunity
Alexandra Roxo
Tuesday, May 26th 7:30pm
The Battery 717 Battery St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Open to Women Lit Members at the Fearlessness level and above

Alexandra Roxo is a transformational coach, healer, writer, and artist, whose debut book, F*ck Like a Goddess, is aimed at modern women looking to get back in touch with themselves and their sexuality. This book is much more than a kama sutra, it’s a road map that women can use to unleash their power in every aspect of their lives.

As Alexandra says, “We are in need of an uprising of messy, wild women, who have reclaimed their bodies, standing in their sacred sexuality for them. We need women living from their own hearts. We need the balance between the fierce and the mindful; the Warrior Woman and the gentle, compassionate lover.”

We are thrilled to present Alexandra in partnership with The Battery for our Women Lit members at the Fearlessness level and above. Watch you email for more information! This will be an intimate and transformative experience as Alexandra discusses her journey to empowerment and shares her tips for women to live life to the fullest and yes, f*ck like a goddess.

Stay tuned for information about upcoming Women Lit events!

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