Dear Friends and Supporters,
Thank you for your support and patience during this challenging time. As you can imagine, planning for Sonoma Valley Authors Festival has been on hold since the COVID-19 shutdown. For health and safety precautions, we have scheduled the live Festival in August of 2021 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.
While we know that nothing can replace the joy of hearing and interacting with inspirational authors and speakers in person, we wish to give you the gift of hearing them via live video stream during our VIRTUAL festival July 13-27, 2020 at times posted on our website. We are delighted with those who can participate.
We especially thank Cathy and Chuck Williamson for redirecting their support from Authors on the Plaza to help underwrite the cost of the Virtual Festival. At the same time, we have added a DONATE button to our website for those who wish to help us with the incremental cost of sharing these live sessions free to everyone. And speaking of donations, we have great news – the IRS approved our own 501(c)(3) status the first of July.
Book Passage is our partner for both the live and the Sonoma Valley VIRTUAL Authors Festival and we urge everyone to support them during this challenging time and buy books from them online or in their store!
As Festival co-founders, we are doing our best to navigate our way forward safely while giving you the best possible way of staying engaged until we can gather in person. We intend to persevere and ultimately thrive; we have special events under development for 2021. Thank you for your continued support of the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, Students Day, Authors on the Plaza, Literatura Latina, and the VIRTUAL FESTIVAL.
With best wishes for a healthy summer,
Ginny and David Freeman, Co-Founders