Only Two Days Left for Litquake 2015!

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Only Two Days Left for Litquake 2015!






October 16, 2015 | San Francisco's Literary Festival


 


Friday, October 16


The bad news first: Paul Theroux lunch and One City One Book's Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll events are both SOLD OUT, sorry! But we do have plenty else going on to whet your literary appetite on this night. German journalist Wolfgang Büscher discusses his newest book about visiting Jerusaleum at the Goethe-Institut...Bonner Paddock chats with Joan Ryan about living with cerebral palsy and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro at Center for the Institute of Integral Studies...Look Again, Faces on the Wall celebrates the building's legacy and historical mural at Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts...Our Bookstores--United--Will Never be Defeated celebrates indie bookstores, with writers, artists and musicians at the Make-Out Room...Rad Ladies Lit happens at The Grand Newsstand, the city's smallest bookstore...Our special Teenquake preview of Romeo and Juliet: Dropped Into the '70s takes place at the Buriel Clay Theater...For those of you in the North Bay, the Mill Valley Library hosts the latest edition of Naked Truth storytelling...And finally, Reclaiming the Narrative features poet Cathy Park Hong and DJ/music writer Oliver Wang at Arc Gallery!


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Saturday, October 17


The brunch with Neil Strauss is SOLD OUT, sorry. But still plenty to sample on this day. Our wildly popular Art of Writing series at Z Space begins at 11 am, with separate panel discussions on poetry, short stories, and fiction...Learn about Kerouac, Ginsberg, and more Beat literary history at our special Beat Museum tour in North Beach...Hear nautical stories at Tall Tales: Litquake on the Water, at the Maritime Museum...Join Tandem Bay Area for three hours of children's programming at the Women's Building in the Mission District...And if you're coming from the East Bay for Lit Crawl, hop on the first car of BART's Richmond/Daly City Train, beginning at the Downtown Berkeley stop, and hear readings from authors while riding underneath the bay, arriving at the 16th and Mission station just in time for the first phase of Lit Crawl!


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World's Largest Lit Crawl Tomorrow Night!


Saturday night the 11th annual Lit Crawl -- the Mother Ship of the Lit Crawl network -- cranks to life at 6 pm and spans over three hours along the Mission District's Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 82 literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and a police station. Wondering how to plan your night? Just download a complete PDF map of the schedule at the top of this page!


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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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