Four Days Remain at Litquake 2015!!!

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October 14, 2015 | San Francisco's Literary Festival


 


Four Days Remain at Litquake 2015!!!


Litquake 2015 started last Friday, and we are thrilled to have included our beloved Emperor Norton, a bear fight (no bears were harmed- we promise), panels on race, write-a-thons, Pulitzer prize winners discussing their crafts, a literary food fair (with chocolate covered worms!), and so much more.
If you have not yet sampled Litquake's tasty brew, what are you waiting for? Four fabulous days remain, so check out some of these highlights.
But don't wait too long-- tickets are going fast, and events are selling out each day.


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Wednesday, October 14


Tonight is jam-packed with nine events, and although Word for Word: The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov has sold out, there are still plenty of options, so don't stay home.
Bestselling author Amy Tan, former U.S. poet laureate Bob Hass, award-winning poet Brenda Hillman, and more appear tonight at Go Tell It on the Mountain: Litquake's Barbary Coast Award Tribute to the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley...Sports fans should check out our semi-annual sports night, Going the Distance, with bestselling writers such as Ishmael Reed, Alan Black, and others reading from their recent works on football, soccer, baseball, boxing, and more...If you're looking for a fabulous LQBTQ event (plus cookies), don't miss RADAR Queer Reading Series at the Library at the San Francisco Public Library...Explore ethnic, gender, and social stereotypes at No Burritos: A Night with Huizache Magazine which has been lauded as "the Paris Review of Latino Literature," with Dagoberto Gilb, devorah major, Alia Volz and others...If you feel nostalgic for your high school literature quizzes on Huckleberry Finn, run to Goodreads LitQuiz as our friends at Goodreads will put your bookish knowledge to the test with a free literary pub quiz...Adore reading a book that sends a chill up your spine? Attend Thrillers at the Octopus as David Corbett, Alex Dolan, and Bill Petrocelli discuss their latest thrillers in Oakland.
Still wanting more? Check out the Wednesday line up.


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Thursday, October 15


Alas, our annual Flight of Poets on October 15 is sold out, but tomorrow is bursting with other fabulous events.
Our annual women's night is always a packed house, so snag a seat to Consciousness of the Past: A Night of Historical Fiction with Ann Packer, Lalita Tademy, Nayomi Munaweera, and more...Short story fans shouldn't skip Original Shorts: Love-Hate featuring Molly Giles, Santiago Vaquera-Vasquez, and Ethel Rohan who share unheard short stories on a central theme...Grab a chance to see poet, rapper, songwriter, author, and vocalist Boots Riley, Go the Fuck to Sleep's Adam Mansbach, and socio-political comedian W. Kamau Bell at Boots Riley: Tell Homeland Security-- We Are The Bomb.
But this list is a small sampling of Thursday. Check out our other events.


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Friday, October 16


Our VIP luncheon Land of Tobacco, Churches, Broken History, and Harper Lee: Paul Theroux's Deep South has sold out, but there's so much more this Friday...
We're celebrating our beloved bookstores and their contributions to our neighborhoods at Our Bookstores--United--Will Never Be Defeated with Alejandro Murguía, Penelope Houston, Kate Schatz, and others...Don't miss Bonner Paddock discussing his battle with cerebral palsy and the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro at Bonner Paddock in Conversation with Joan Ryan....San Francisco historians (or music lovers) should snag the last remaining seats to Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll: Celebrating One City One Book's 2015 Selection Season of the Witch, by David Talbot with Gary Kamiya, Ben Fong Torres, and of course David Talbot.
There is much more on Friday, so check out the rest here.


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Saturday, October 17


On our final day, Saturday, October 17, A Playboy No Longer: (Former) Bad Boy, Neil Strauss has sold out, but the afternoon is packed with so many other fun events!
Check out three panels on the craft and process of writing at The Art of Writing with award-winning poets and authors such as Christina Garcia, Siamak Vossoughi, Tom Barbash, and Brynn Saito. And of course, don't forget to celebrate the culmination of the festival at the notorious Lit Crawl San Francisco with 82 FREE events and over 400 performers in the Mission District.
Not enough fun for you? Look through our other Saturday events.


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Litquake is made possible in part due to the support of the following sponsors: The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, Margaret & Will R. Hearst III Gift Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, National Endowment for the Arts, Zellerbach Family Foundation, craigconnects.org, Fleishhhacker Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, Panta Rhea Foundation, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, California Institute of Integral Studies, Chronicle Books, HarperOne, Zoetic Press, SF Travel, U.C. Berkeley Extension, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival Media Sponsors & Partners: 7x7 magazine, Fora.TV, KQED, KALW 91.7, Johnny Funcheap, BARtab


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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