Festival of Women Authors

FESTIVAL OF WOMEN AUTHORS
Join the YWCA Berkeley/Oakland at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Berkeley Marina for the 28th Annual Festival of Women Authors on Saturday April 2nd, 2022
Join us for authors and their stories.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration, please refer and email to info@ywca-berkeley.org. Thank you.

We appreciate your continued support of this fundraising event for our YWCA

Additional tax deductible donations accepted.

2022 Registration for 28th Annual Festival of Women Authors

 

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Authors:

 

Melissa Valentine, author of memoir: The Names of All the Flowers 

Karen Grassle, author of Bright Lights, Prairie Dust – Reflections of Life, Loss, and Love from Little House’s Ma

La Rhonda Crosby-Johnson, author of Unveiled and Natural Nia

Martina Reaves author of I’m Still Here

Please consider purchasing books online via our homepage.

 

Authors in Past Years:

1995
Bebe Moore Campbell
Anne Lamott
Joanne Meschery
Belle Yang
1996
Octavia Butler
Ursula Hegi
Adair Lara
Marcia Muller
1997
Marybeth Bond
Dorothy Bryant
Terris Grimes
Gail Tsukiyama
1998
Chitra Divakaruni
Regina Marler
Frances Mayes
Sister Carol Anne O’Marie
1999
Margaret Cuthbert
Ruthanne Lum McCunn
Caroline Paul
Judith Merkle Riley
2000
Ella Leffland
Emmy Werner
Terry McMillan
Laurie King
2001
Dorothy Allison
Liza Dalby
Elizabeth Kim
April Sinclair
2002
Marion Cunningham
Terry Ryan
Rebecca Walker
Ayelet Waldman
2003
Wendy Lesser
Ruth Ozeki
Susanne Pari
Lalita Tademy
2004
Iris Chang
Elizabeth Fishel
Jane Juska
Joyce Carol Thomas 
2005
J. California Cooper
Debra Ginsberg
Tess Uriza Holthe
Regina Louise
2006
Carol Field
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
Linda Peterson
Karen Joy Fowler

2007
Grace Caroll
Elizabeth Rosner
Lisa See
Joanne Weir

 
2008
Opal Palmer Adisa
Firoozeh Dumas
Cara Black
Emily Rapp
2009
Helen Zia
Marta Acosta
Clair Hope Cummings
Marie Simmons
Dorothy Clemens
2010
Bonnie Tsui
Michelle Richmond
Vivienne Sosnowski
Dana Whitaker
2011
Carolina De Robertis
Sara Houghteling
Vicki Ward
Jacqueline Winspear
2012
Bo Caldwell
Belva Davis
Nafisa Haji
Peggy Orenstein
2013
Patricia Powell
Susan Snyder
Sonia Taitz
Penny Warner
2014
Patricia Bracewell
Kelly Corrigan
Anjuelle Ford
Liz Jasper
2015
Katie Hafner
Yang Huang
Yiyun Li
Ann Parker
2016
Julia Flynn Siler
Adrienne McDonnell
Renee Swindle
Gail Tsukiyama
2017
Frances Dinkelspiel
Caille Millner
Terry Gooch Ross
Canyon Sam
2018
Faith Adiele
Dr. Arlie Russell Hochschild
Shanthi Sekaran
Mary Volmer
2019
Julie Lythcott-Haims
Vanessa Hua
Joyce Maynard
Anna Rabkin

 

2020
Paulette Boudreaux
Yangsze Choo
Elizabeth Farnsworth
Lauren Markham

 

2021

Megan Stielstra

Meredith May