The Bay Area is teeming with readers, writers, creators, and thinkers. They have harnessed the power of this community to create one of the premier literary festivals in the world. The Festival is a two-day event complete with literary sessions presenting top authors from this region, the nation, and the world, along with an outdoor fair with hundreds of literary exhibitors. They also offer events for kids and writing contests. They transform vibrant Downtown Berkeley into a literary utopia where readers of all ages and interests can find kindred spirits.
In 2018 they launched a program called Women Lit to help raise women’s voices. They present acclaimed, female-identified authors in public events year-round and at the festival. Women Lit also offers receptions and salons to build literary community among Bay Area women.