Authors on the Plaza

Extending the Festival to Sonoma Valley Residents

Humorist Dave Barry will kick off the event, Bestselling Author Amy Tan will be in conversation with PBS’ Jeffrey Brown, then America’s favorite poet, Billy Collins will read from his latest book

This family-friendly free event promises you will laugh, be moved, gain insight, and be entertained while you relax on the lawn under the towering trees of the historic Sonoma Plaza.

Bring a picnic or purchase food and drink from the many restaurants that border the square. Don’t forget a blanket or beach chairs. A small number of folding chairs will be available on a first come first served basis for those whom sitting on the ground is too difficult.

Though this is a free event, registering will help us manage the event efficiently and determine how many volunteers and support staff will be required to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone, so PLEASE REGISTER NOW. All registered will be entered into a drawing for ten free books!

Prevailing COVID protocols will be followed. No single-use plastic bottles are allowed on the Sonoma Plaza.

Sonoma residents Cathy and Chuck Williamson have graciously underwritten the cost of providing this event to our community at no charge. The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is honored to have their support.

This event is part of the annual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, the three-day-weekend lecture series held Aug 27-29 at the Sonoma Mission Inn (purchase passes at our website) and Students Day at local schools on Friday, August 27 (not open to the public.)

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit – Tax ID 84-4846165.