Publish a Book -- Poetic Tuesday -- Joshua Mohr -- Brooke Warner -- Clayton, Packer, and Sussman

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July 7, 2015


- Learn How to Publish Your Book this Sunday!
- July's Poetic Tuesday
- Bestselling Novelist Joshua Mohr Next Tuesday
- Succeed in Self-Publishing!
- Meg Waite Clayton, Ann Packer, and Ellen Sussman at Peninsula, Pastries and Prose
- Find the Laughs in Your Writing with Beth Lisick
- Baseball, Beer, and Books!
- Support Litquake at Work

Learn How to Publish Your Book this Sunday!


This weekend, author advocate and literary change agent April Eberhardt will lead you through Fifty Shades of Publishing: All the Ways You Can Create a Winning Book! During this intimate Lit Craft Workshop, Eberhardt will identify the advantages and disadvantages of traditional publishing, self-publishing, and partnership publishing. Explore each path in terms of your schedule and budget, as well as learn how to identify the consequences for authors. Sign up today -- limited to 15 students. This class is part of a two-part series; each class is $75, but if you register for both, pay only $130. Sunday, July 12, 1 pm, 57 Post St., Suite 604, $75


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July's Poetic Tuesday


Slather on your sunscreen and grab your lunch for next week's Poetic Tuesday, a monthly collaboration between Litquake and Yerba Buena Gardens Festival. On July 14, check out poets Peter Kline, D. Scot Miller (pictured), Pireeni Sundaralingam (pictured), Susan Terris, and musical guest The Dull Richards. Tuesday, July 14, 12:30, Jessie Square, free.


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Bestselling Novelist Joshua Mohr Next Tuesday


Don't miss the hilarious bestselling author of five novels, Joshua Mohr, at next week's Epicenter, Joshua Mohr in Conversation with Jack Boulware, as he celebrates the Bay Area launch of his newest novel, All This Life. The author of Damascus, Fight Song, Some Things that Meant the World to Me, and Termite Parade, Mohr will be in conversation with Jack Boulware, Litquake co-founder and author/co-author of three books, including the Bay Area punk history, Gimme Something Better. Book sales and signing to follow. Check out the Facebook event page and reserve your seat here! Tuesday, July 14, 7 pm, Viracocha, 998 Valencia St., $10-20 suggested donation.


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Succeed in Self-Publishing!


If you're hoping to become a self-publishing success story, register for Marketing, Author Platform, and Distribution for Your Self-Pubbed Book with Brooke Warner on July 25. Don't miss Warner, the publisher of She Writes Press and author of What's Your Book?, as she shares wise advice on how to sell your book, market it, distribute it, and plan for your release date. This class is part of a two-part series; but if you sign up for both, pay $130. Snag your seat now, limited to 15 students. Sunday, July 25, 1 pm, 57 Post St., Suite 604, $75.


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Meg Waite Clayton, Ann Packer, and Ellen Sussman at Peninsula Pastries and Prose


Litquake is excited to announce Peninsula Pastries and Prose, an intimate author tea in sunny Palo Alto with three of our favorite New York Times bestselling novelists. Share tea, bellinis, scones, and cookies with Meg Waite Clayton (The Race for Paris), Ann Packer (The Children's Crusade), and Ellen Sussman (Wedding in Provence) as the three authors converse about their latest releases at a gorgeous Palo Alto home. Book sales and signing to follow. Attendance is limited to 30 guests, so snag your ticket today! Sunday, August 9, 2 pm, Palo Alto (address will be sent to ticket buyers), $50.


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Find the Laughs in Your Writing with Beth Lisick


Explore your funny side at Finding The Funny: How To Unleash Your Sense of Humor On The Page featuring New York Times bestselling author Beth Lisick. This three-hour Master Class Mixer on the craft of humor writing will help you discover your unique sense of humor as well as translate your funny side into essays, short stories, novels, and screenplays. Best of all, it concludes with an intimate reception with delicious wine and hors- d'oeuvres in Litquake's San Francisco office. The author of five books, including the Everybody Into the Pool, Lisick is also an actor, screenwriter, co-founder of the Porchlight Storytelling Series, and co-creator of the web comedy series Rods and Cones. Register today, limited to 15! Saturday, August 22, 57 Post St., Suite 604, $100.


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Baseball, Beer, and Books!


Mark Monday, August 24, in your calendar for The Boys (and Books) of Summer, a special Epicenter showcasing writers on America's national pastime. Featuring bestselling author and producer Robert Mailer Anderson (Boonville), comedian and cartoonist/illustrator Michael Capozzola, Steve Hermanos (Floating Giants! The 2014 Championship Season: Baseball Poems Vol. III), Steve Kettmann (Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets), sportswriter and co-host of KNBR's "Murph and Mac" Brian Murphy (Championship Blood: The 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants), and award-winning journalist Joan Ryan (Molina: The Story of the Father Who Raised an Unlikely Baseball Dynasty). Beer and peanuts will be served. Reserve a seat today. Monday, August 24, 6:30 pm, Sports Basement, 1590 Bryant St. Free with donations gratefully accepted at the door.


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Support Litquake at Work


Litquake is grateful to receive financial support from many organizations and personal donors. If you would like to become a Litquake member, check out our levels of participation or ask your company if they will match your donation. Here is a sampling of Bay Area companies with matching grant programs: Adobe Systems, AIG, American Express, Anchor Brewing Co., AT&T, Bank of America, Barclays Global Investors, Blue Shield, Charles Schwab, Cisco, Citigroup, Dolby Labs, eBay, Electronic Arts, Expedia, GAP, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, Intuit, John Wiley & Sons, JP Morgan/Chase, Levi Strauss, LexisNexis, Lucent Technologies, Macy's West, Merck, Merrill Lynch & Co., Metropolitan Life, Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, PG&E, Qualcomm, Salesforce.com, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Veritas Software, Verizon, VISA, Wells Fargo, Xerox, Yahoo, and many more! Thanks for your support!


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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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