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Sonoma Valley Authors Festival

August 26, 2022 - August 28, 2022

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The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is an intimate, 3-day wine country weekend like no other. This “vacation with a purpose” is a highly-curated and exclusive event, limited to 400 guests who are committed to lifelong learning. Offering a unique opportunity to hear some of the most important authors and speakers of our time, the Festival engages listeners eager for thoughtful conversations and discussions of ideas.

With a mission to “stimulate the Minds and Nurture the Souls of Readers,” enjoy a series of “Ted talk” style events and breakout sessions where today’s greatest writers and thinkers discuss their books and breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine. Don’t miss these exceptional thought leaders who are truly changing the world.

Be “informed and transformed” as you hear the story behind their stories from world-class authors, with the opportunity to meet in a comfortable and intimate setting. This year’s festival features 20+ authors, speakers and moderators including Amor Towles, Tracy K. Smith, Erik Larson, Bill Browder, Mary Roach, Desmond Shum, Manoush Zomorodi, Dave Barry, Jeffrey Brown and more.

The 5th Annual event is August 26-28th at the beautiful and serene Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn—known for their award-winning, 40,000 sq. foot Willow Stream Spa, 18 hole golf course and beautifully-appointed rooms.

As part of the festival, SVAF hosts free special events for the Sonoma community. This year’s Authors on the Plaza, will be held Saturday, August 27, from 11am to 1pm. On Sonoma Plaza in the city center, the 2022 event features introductions by humorist Dave Barry, New York Times best-selling fiction author, Amor Towles, talking about his newest book, The Lincoln Highway, and Mary Roach, a non-fiction writer of science-based topics with a generous helping of humor added. She will discuss her most recent book, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, about the conflicts between wildlife and humans.

Sonoma Valley Authors Festival passes are available now at svauthorsfest.org/attend/. The 3-day VIP Festival Passes start at $2,750 and include all presentations, breakfasts and lunches, plus an exclusive dinner with the authors, preferred seating, and access to year-round events. All VIP passes include a tax-deductible donation.

This year there are also a limited number of 3-day Festival Passes available for $1,250. These passes include all presentations, breakfasts and lunches.

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is made possible through the generous support of individual donors, corporate sponsors, and committed volunteers. SVAF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization Tax ID #84-4846165.

Visit svauthorsfest.org/ to reserve your 3-day pass and get more information about planning your stay. Book now as 3-day passes are limited, as are the rooms at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn.

Let the magic begin…


August 26, 2022
August 28, 2022
See website for pass options and prices.
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