“My first time at the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival was a fun and stimulating experience. I got to be with authors I admire, listen to inspiring talks, and be in conversation with my handsome friend Jeffrey Brown in front of an attentive audience. Aside from the intellectual feast and lots of laughter, the setting was perfect in spite of the hot weather: good food and wine, nice staff, and a first-class hotel. I hope I get invited again. (If not, I might just crash the party). ”
“Positioned at the intersection of wine and literature, the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival offers eye, heart and mind-opening opportunities, all the while striking just the right blend of seriousness and hilarity.”
Billy Collins, Two-time U.S. Poet Laureate
“I loved everything about the festival. The audience was enthusiastic, the talks were fascinating, the hotel was first class, the hosts and volunteers were beyond gracious, and we even had the unique pleasure of viewing stars with a Nobel Laureate astronomer. Wow! And what fun it was hanging with friends Dave Barry, Isabel Allende and Billy Collins. A perfect weekend!”
“It was thrilling to be in the company of readers, writers, and friends. Sonoma Valley Authors Festival was the burst of literary light and warmth we needed.”
Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, a Finalist for the National Book Award
“I loved everything about the Sonoma Valley Authors Festival. The audiences are attentive and enthusiastic; the setting is beautiful; and there was ample time to hear and interact with other authors. Just a wonderful experience.”
“The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival was a celebration of writers and readers. Whenever we can gather, magical things happen. Thank you all for making this happen!”
Luis J. Rodriguez
“The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival has already become an important spot on the literary and cultural landscape. With a lineup of speakers that any event would envy, with engaged and intelligent audiences and with its spectacular setting, this is an event to say “yes” to.”
The Festival continues!
Get your ticket today and then get ready to view Festival sessions on-demand – and as often as you like – for a full month beginning October 23rd! Sit back and enjoy archived sessions from this year’s rich roster of authors and thought leaders, including Amy Tan, Isabel Allende, Walter Isaacson, Dave Barry, Daniel James Brown, Niall Ferguson, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Steven Koonin, Wade Davis, Billy Collins, Min Jin Lee, Luis Rodriguez and more. One ticket secures anytime admission for an unlimited number of digital devices – phones, iPads, computers – from a single IP address.
Register now, and you can be among the first to learn details of next year’s Festival! Just as nice: We will immediately send you your choice of two books from among those written by this year’s Sonoma Valley Festival Authors, absolutely free. (It is our way of saying “We wish you were able to join us live, in Sonoma.”)
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!
Passes are now available:
Unlimited online access
Get your pass today! Join us beginning October 23rd,
and receive your choice of two free books (some signed) as our gift.
2021 Authors & Speakers
Get your online festival pass and get ready to enjoy sessions hosted by these inspiring authors and speakers.