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Festival Information

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Schedule of the Day (or what happens when…)

The day begins at 8:30am with sign-in at the registration table in the main hallway. Coffee and tea are available, which is included in your reg fee. Then everyone gathers in the main room for introductory remarks, welcome, and an opening poetry reading, followed by the first two speakers. Each author's presentation lasts about 45 minutes, often with a Q & A at the end, if time.

Following the morning main room session, there is time for exploring our book room where you'll find our authors' books available for purchase signings.

Lunch in the main room will begin at 12:00 noon and end at 1:00pm, followed by a poetry reading, and the two afternoon author presentations. The day concludes at 3:00pm.

The Book Den will be on site throughout the festival
to sell the authors’ books for signing.


Admission Scholarships Available

Contact Magda Torres at: desertqueen83@yahoo.com

The Women's Literary Festival Board and the Festival’s generous sponsors are pleased to present this unique day devoted to all readers who want to learn more about women who write and the stories they tell.

The Festival showcases women writers, both those who are already well-known and those who may be less well-known but equally deserving of serious attention. The Festival also celebrates readers and is dedicated to promoting literacy, diversity and social justice.

We have worked diligently to create a Festival that will expand your understanding and appreciation of the writing process as you enjoy the presentations given by our distinguished group of women authors and the opportunity to interact with the authors and other readers. We appreciate your attendance and encourage your feedback about ways we might enhance the Festival.



$65 per person
Includes parking, morning coffee/tea, lunch and author presentations
*NOTE: The individual registration fee will increase to $67 when using PayPal.

Special Offer for Groups

We are pleased to offer book clubs and other groups the opportunity to purchase a table for 8 for $480. In order to receive this reduced price, a group representative will need to write a single check to WLF for the entire amount. Additionally, registration forms for each member of the group must be submitted by the representative with the payment.

Please do not send individual registration forms or attempt to register online if you are attending as part of a group. Registration for group tables may only be done by mail, not online.

Mail to:
Women's Literary Festival Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 296
Carpinteria, CA 93014

Groups purchasing a table will receive acknowledgment in the Festival program and on the WLF website, and have their table designated in the main room.

Don't miss this opportunity to attend the Festival at a reduced price, have guaranteed seating with your friends, and gain publicity for your book club or group as a supporter of the WLF!

For more information or questions, please email info@womensliteraryfestival.com.