In 2005, a group of women readers from around Santa Barbara County decided to hold a yearly literary festival to celebrate women authors and the diverse life experiences that shaped their writing. That was the impetus for the Women’s Literary Festival Santa Barbara, held for the first time on March 4, 2006, and now sponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library, Santa Barbara Arts Commission.
Featured authors this year include Nika Cavat, Naomi Hirahara, Katrina Karkazis, and Ruthanne Lum McCunn. During their 45-minute presentations, the writers will discuss their craft, and describe the social and cultural ideas that move them to write. Attendees can interact with the authors during book-signing sessions, and the writers’ published works will be available for purchase.
The Fess Parker Doubletree by Hilton
633 E. Cabrillo Blvd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
March 7, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
$65, includes morning coffee, salad luncheon, and all presentations