Thank you, attendees! Vote yes on S! New class with Pulitzer winner!

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Litquake Newsletter  |  November 1, 2016

 


Thank You, SF Bay Area!


Thank you for attending our 17th festival, our biggest yet! We're so grateful to be able to serve this vibrant community of Bay Area authors, writers, and readers. Although San Francisco is one of the nation's most expensive cities, we’re proud that 181 of our 212 events were free to the public. If you’d like literature to remain a key component of the Bay Area’s cultural landscape, we encourage your support to help keep Litquake programs fresh, relevant, and largely free to the community. Any amount, from $20 to $2,000, will go a long way to help offset our production costs. Donate here! You can also text to donate, by texting “LITQUAKE” to 56512. Mark your calendars: next year's festival will be October 6-14, 2017!




Master Class Mixer: Writing from Both Sides of Your Brain

November 12, 1–4 pm, Mechanics’ Institute Building, $100 – Only two tickets left!
Not all writers cleave to fiction or nonfiction; some, like Peter Orner, are gifted enough to write both creatively and journalistically. A Guggenheim fellow and Pushcart Prize winner, he has written both novels as well as three nonfiction books, including the brand-new Am I Alone Here?: Notes on Living to Read and Reading to Live. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Buy here: Writing from Both Sides of Your Brain




Master Class Mixer: Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel

December 3, 1–4 pm, Mechanics’ Institute Building, $100
Researching that sprawling nonfiction book project, but finding yourself bogged down in the narrative? Announcing Litquake's Master Class Mixer with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner T.J. Stiles! The class will include three full hours of instruction with Stiles, and then conclude with an author cocktail reception in Litquake's downtown San Francisco office. Class size is limited to 15 participants. Buy tickets here: Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel


Lit Crawl Portland
Lit Crawl Portland, November 4: With its coffee roasters, craft breweries, and vibrant literary scene, PDX is an ideal Lit Crawl locale, especially when it's part of Literary Arts' Wordstock: Portland's Book Festival. 
Lit Crawl Austin
Lit Crawl Austin, November 5: A collaboration between Litquake and the Texas Book Festival, Lit Crawl Austin has been rocking Austin's saloons, yoga studios, and even the Texas State Cemetery since 2011.
Dada World Fair Starts Today!

November 1–13, 2016


San Francisco will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the emergence of Dada, the influential artistic and literary movement that originated in the earlier part of the 20th century. Dada stood out for its attacks on bourgeois sensibilities, its challenge to the hierarchies of gallery and museum culture, and its questioning of the purpose of art and the role of the artist in society. Through lectures, roundtables, performances, film screenings, and art installations, the Dada World Fair will be exploring the multiple dimensions of this art movement. Produced by our community partner, City Lights Booksellers, in conjunction with numerous local and international partners, this celebration is happening concurrently with celebrations around the world. For more info, go here: dadaworldfair.net


Vote YES on Prop S
Save our Arts and Families! On November 8, please vote YES for the Allocation of Hotel Tax Funds, which restores SF's longstanding commitment to supporting arts and homeless families. For more, go here: bettersf.com
I Am Not Your Negro
I Am Not Your Negro; November 6, 3 pm at the Vogue Theatre
Join our partner, San Francisco Film Society, for this special screening. In the summer of 1979, James Baldwin was preparing to write about the murders of Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King, but only set down 30 pages of notes and never completed the book. Taking these writings as a focal point and using a mighty range of archival footage from the Civil Rights era to the present, director Raoul Peck has made a profound and unforgettable work about the Black experience in America.
Donate to Community Thrift

Help two nonprofits at once. Donate your gently used clothes and household items in the name of Litquake (#219) any day from 10–5 pm at Community Thrift Store at 623 Valencia St. For big items that you can't drop off, call (415) 861-4910 to make an appointment for pickup. We're thankful for such a generous and giving community and appreciate every single donation made in our name.


Sponsors


The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, Margaret & Will R. Hearst III Gift Fund, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, craigconnects.org, Jack & Rose Ulllman Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, California Institute of Integral Studies, HarperOne, Moleskine, Out of Print, SF Travel, Stanford Continuing Studies, California College of the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival


Media Sponsors and Partners


San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7, KQED, KALW 91.7, Johnny Funcheap, BARtab 


About Litquake


Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in 1999 to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. As a nonprofit, 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. Litquake offers year-round programming in addition to the nine-day festival in October.
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