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Coming Soon to Your Literary Festival -
Best-selling Author Josh Mohr -
Show Your Support -
Edit your Drafts with David Colin Carr! -
Paths-to-Publishing Boot Camp Next Month! -


 


Coming Soon to Your Literary Festival


Litquake XVI looms on the horizon Oct. 9-17, and we want to give you, our family of supporters, a couple of news flashes! As always, we feature some perennial favorite events like Porchlight, Flight of Poets, Women's Night, and more. But we also continue to expand the boundaries of literary and cultural conversations by delving into topical issues. We just inked two special events - both on Tuesday, Oct. 13 - that we think you'll find fascinating: one that commemorates the Armenian Genocide with actor/activist/author Eric Bogosian (Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide) and one that raises the timely issue of animal rights and welfare with Tracey Stewart, the author of the October release Do Unto Animals: A Friendly Guide to How Animals Live, and How We Can Make Their Lives Better and a vegan who lives with her soon-to-retire husband Jon Stewart on an animal sanctuary. Tickets go on sale this September, so stay tuned!
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Best-selling Author Josh Mohr


The best-selling author of five novels returns to next month's Epicenter, Joshua Mohr in Conversation with Jack Boulware, for the Bay Area launch of his newest novel, All This Life. Mohr's latest novel is an irreverent, humorous, and thoughtful narrative of a shocking event that occurs during rush hour on the Golden Gate Bridge. Author of Damascus, which The New York Times called "Beat-poet cool," as well as Fight Song, Some Things that Meant the World to Me, and Termite Parade, Mohr will be in conversation with Jack Boulware, co-founder of Litquake and author/co-author of three nonfiction books, including the Bay Area punk history, Gimme Something Better. Followed by audience Q&A, book sales, and signing. Grab your seat! Tuesday, July 14, 7 pm, Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., $10-20 suggested donation.
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Show Your Support


Litquake is honored to receive financial support from many organizations and personal donors. In our 16th year as San Francisco's literary festival, we are proud to list Grants for the Arts, San Francisco Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts among our funders for 2015. Our enormous thanks to these organizations for helping Litquake, especially in this current financial climate that all of us in the arts are experiencing. If you are a lover of books and would like to join this group as an individual donor and become a Litquake member, we are offering many levels of participation--with a variety of perks to match! Visit this page to find out how you can personally contribute to underwriting our production and programming costs, and help us bring the best possible literary festival to the city this year. Thank you!
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Edit your Drafts with David Colin Carr!


Discover new ways to polish your writing at Litquake's new Lit Craft Workshops! On July 11, freelance editor David Colin Carr will help you become a more astute self-editor at The Editing Process: Sometimes Painful, Always Important. Not only will he help you identify if you're being too self-critical (or not critical enough), but Carr will also teach you how to decide if you should ask for outside help. Enroll now -- this class is limited to 15 students. Saturday, July 11, 1 pm, 57 Post Street, Suite 604, $75.
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Paths-to-Publishing Boot Camp Next Month!


Exercise your creative muscles this summer and sign up for Paths-to-Publishing Boot Camp! Each class is only $75, but if you sign up for both, pay $130 (a $20 discount). Check out these courses:
On July 12, don't miss Fifty Shades of Publishing: All the Ways You Can Create a Winning Book with April Eberhardt! Author advocate and literary change agent, April Eberhardt, will examine the current state of publishing, along with the implications and opportunities for authors. Explore the advantages and disadvantages of various paths to publication such as traditional publishing, self-publishing, and partnership publishing. Discover each path in view of your goals, timetable, and budget. Register today -- limited to 15 students. Sunday, July 12, 1 pm, 57 Post Street, Suite 604, $75.
Two weeks later, check out Marketing, Author Platform, and Distribution for Your Self-Pubbed Book with Brooke Warner. Publisher of She Writes Press, president of Warner Coaching Inc., and author of What's Your Book?, Warner will help you improve your book's outcome. Discover how to sell your book, market it, create a platform, distribute, and utilize the precious months leading up to your book's release date. Sign up now -- limited to 15 students. Sunday, July 25, 1 pm, 57 Post Street, Suite 604, $75.
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Litquake is made possible in part due to the support of the following sponsors: The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Craig Connects, Bernard Osher Foundation, Black Balloon Publishing, California Institute of Integral Studies, Chronicle Books, HarperOne, The Rex Foundation, City National Bank, Fleishhacker Foundation, Stanford Continuing Studies, The UC Berkeley Extension Writing Program, SF Travel, The Book Club of California, The Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, The Museum of African Diaspora, News from Native California, and Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Media Sponsors: 7x7 magazine, KQED, KALW 91.7, The Bold Italic and Johnny Funcheap. Media Partners: BARtab, Stitcher


About Litquake

Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 6,300 author appearances for an audience of over 132,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco's thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city's music, film, and cultural festivals. 2015 Dates: 10/9-17. www.litquake.org


 
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