Authors on the Plaza in Historic Sonoma -Free-April 29, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Authors on the Plaza in Historic Sonoma -Free-April 29, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Humorist Dave Barry will kick off; Poet Laureate Ada Limon will read; Bestselling author/physician Abraham Verghese will speak, book signing

By Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 29 · 11am - 1pm PDT


Sonoma 1 The Plaza NW Lawn Sonoma, CA 95476

About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

This family-friendly free event promises you will laugh, be moved, gain insight, and be entertained while you relax on the lawn under the towering trees of the eight-acre historic Sonoma Plaza.

Bring a picnic or purchase food and beverages from the many restaurants that border the square. Don't forget a blanket or beach chairs. A small number of folding chairs will be available on a first-come-first-served basis for those who sitting on the ground is too difficult.

Though this is a free event, registering will help us manage the event efficiently and determine how many volunteers and support staff will be required to make it as enjoyable as possible for everyone, so PLEASE REGISTER. All registered will be entered into a drawing for free books!

  • Prevailing COVID protocols will be followed
  • No single-use plastic bottles are allowed on the Sonoma Plaza

Sonoma residents Cathy and Chuck Williamson have graciously underwritten the cost of providing this event to our community at no charge. The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is honored to have their support.

Readers' Books will have copies of the presenting authors' books available for sale and signing.

This event is part of the annual Sonoma Valley Authors Festival, the three-day-weekend lecture series to be held April 28-30 at the Sonoma Mission Inn (purchase passes at our website,) Students Day at local schools on Friday, April 28 (not open to the public,) and the 2023 Virtual Festival (subscriptions available for sale and viewing May 6- June 4.) For more information, click the link below.

The Sonoma Valley Authors Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit - Tax ID 84-4846165

We welcome your support!

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