• Join Us

We invite you to become a member of Women Lit, a membership-based literary society, created by the Bay Area Book Festival, that will ignite your connections with books, authors, and like-minded women. Joining Women Lit gives you the opportunity to:

• Engage with important female authors
• Connect with other Lit-up women through salons and other events, growing your personal and professional networks
• Enhance your literary life with book recommendations, inspirations and more
• Enjoy special privileges at the Festival, including passes and the invitation-only Authors Gala
• Invest in a fresh way in culture and the arts in your community
• Bring about social change through the proven power of literature to transform minds and hearts

The current cultural moment was created by women joining with other women. Similarly, Women Lit brings women together around a shared project—raising women’s literary voices. Women’s stories are important; let’s make sure they’re heard. Women’s connections with each other are potent; let’s continue to build yours.

Women Lit members receive benefits throughout the year at Women Lit public events (For Year-Round Women Lit Events) and during the annual Bay Area Book Festival weekend (At the Annual Bay Area Book Festival).

Please email us at womenlit@baybookfest.org if you have questions about membership levels or benefits.

“Women Lit is an inspired opportunity to engage and connect our vibrant community of Bay Area women who care about literature, female authors and being heard.”

— Cheryl Popp, marketing executive and community leader

Our Membership levels

  • Voice

  • $50

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Alerts
  • Early access to purchase tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • One General Admission Wristband
  • Esteem

  • $100

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Alerts
  • Early access to purchase tickets
  • Discount on event tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Two General Admission Wristbands
  • Integrity

  • $500

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • One complimentary ticket to every public event
  • Invitation for one to pre-event private receptions
  • Early access to tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Invitation for one to the Festival Authors Gala
  • Invitation for one to the Women Lit salon at the Festival
  • Six Priority Tickets
  • Two General Admission Wristbands
  • Fearlessness

  • $1,000

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Invitation for one to intimate literary salons in private homes
  • Two complimentary tickets to every public event
  • Invitation for two to pre-event private receptions
  • Early access to tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Invitation for two to the Festival Authors Gala
  • Invitation for two to the Women Lit salon at the Festival
  • Eight Priority Tickets
  • Two General Admission Wristbands
  • Empowerment

  • $2,500

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Invitation for two to intimate literary salons in private homes
  • Two complimentary tickets to every public event
  • Invitation for two to pre-event private receptions
  • Early access to tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Invitation for three to the Festival Authors Gala
  • Invitation for two to the Women Lit salon at the Festival
  • One Festival Ultimate Pass
  • Generosity

  • $5,000

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Invitation for two to intimate literary salons in private homes
  • Three complimentary tickets to every public event
  • Invitation for three to pre-event private receptions
  • Early access to tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Invitation for four to the Festival Authors Gala
  • Invitations for four to the Women Lit salon at the Festival
  • Two Festival Ultimate Passes
  • Leadership

  • $10,000

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Invitation for two to intimate literary salons in private homes
  • Four complimentary tickets to every public event
  • Invitation for four to pre-event private receptions
  • Early access to tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Session Sponsorship
  • Invitation for eight to the Festival Authors Gala
  • Invitation for eight to the Women Lit salon at the Festival
  • Four Festival Ultimate Passes
  • Wisdom

  • $25,000

  • FOR YEAR-ROUND WOMEN LIT EVENTS:
  • Invitation for two to intimate literary salons in private homes
  • Four complimentary tickets to every public event
  • Invitation for four to pre-event private receptions
  • Early access to tickets
  • Priority seating where relevant
  • AT THE ANNUAL BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL:
  • Green Room Access
  • Session sponsorship
  • 1/2 page Printed Ad in the SF Chronicle program
  • Invitation for eight to the Festival Authors Gala
  • Invitation for eight to the Women Lit salon at the Festival
  • Four Festival Ultimate Passes

How to Give

  • Mail a check, payable to “Bay Area Book Festival,” to 1569 Solano Avenue #635, Berkeley, CA 94707.
  • Give appreciated securities and save on taxes. Email us for instructions to give your broker.
  • If you’re over 70 ½, make a charitable qualified distribution from your IRA and satisfy your minimum qualified distribution. Email us for details.
  • Does your company match employees’ charitable donations? Presto, your gift doubled or more! Let us know and we’ll follow up.

Questions? Email us.

The Bay Area Book Festival is the main project of the Foundation for the Future of Literature and Literacy, a 501(c)(3) designated, California-based nonprofit corporation with Tax ID #47-3955286. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.