2021 Experience

Stimulating the Minds and Nurturing the Souls of Readers

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a 3-day weekend lecture series that brings people together to hear authors from a variety of literary genres. Speakers discuss advances being made in science, technology, and medicine, as well as current issues in a “TED-talk” style format.

The Festival attracts people who are committed to lifelong learning; many are at a stage in life where experiences are of more value than things and they enjoy vacations with a purpose. This year’s Festival took place from August 27-29, 2021 at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

“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.”

David Brooks

“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!  Thanks to all, especially the Freemans. “

Amy Tan