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Experience the 4th Annual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival anytime, anywhere—online. Watch 2021 speakers and authors including Amy Tan, Isabel Allende, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Walter Isaacson, Dave Barry, Daniel James Brown, Niall Ferguson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Steven Koonin, Wade Davis, Billy Collins and more during the virtual event, October 23 through November 20.
Launched in 2018, the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a curated, three-day event in the heart of California’s wine country. Designed to “Stimulate the minds and nourish the souls of readers,” the event brings people together to hear exceptional authors from a variety of literary genres, and speakers who are thought leaders in science, technology, and medicine in a series of “TED-Talk” style presentations.
At a time when the art of listening seems to be disappearing, the need for civil discourse has never been greater. With so many voices vying for our attention, people are receptive to well-informed speakers and eager for thoughtful conversation and discussion of ideas.
Give the gift of lifelong learning, meaningful conversations and world-class authors—to yourself, family and friends. Invite your book club to see a favorite writer, surprise a special book lover in your life, or just watch your favorites over again!
Virtual passes are available for $149.00 and include unlimited access, and your choice of two free books—some signed—from participating authors.
2021 BONUS: This year’s digital Festival pass also includes access to over 30 speakers from the 2021 event!
About Sonoma Valley Authors Festival
The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival (SVAF) was founded by husband and wife team David and Ginny Freeman, who began developing the event after retiring to Sonoma County in 2016. The inaugural SVAF event was held May 4-6, 2018, in honor of their mothers who were lifelong readers and learners. The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is made possible only through the generous support of individual donors, corporation sponsors and volunteers. The Festival has no employees, with Co-Founders Ginny and David Freeman donating their time, making a personal financial commitment, and drawing no salary.