Monday, October 4, 2010

Litquake: San Francisco's Literary Festival

Don't miss Litquake 2010, from October 1-9, the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast! This week 600 authors read in 100 venues, including bookstores, bars, coffee shops and galleries in and around the city by the bay.
"Whether it’s poets reciting in a cathedral, authors discussing science versus religion in a library, or novelists reading in a beekeeping supply store, the goal remains the same: whet a broad range of literary appetites, present the literary fare in a variety of traditional and unlikely venues, and make it vivid, real, and entertaining."
The festival ends Saturday, from 6-9:30, with the "Infamous, Indefatigable Lit Crawl", offering dozens of venues within walking distance of my old stomping grounds around Valencia St. in the Mission District.

Check out the festival schedule, which includes such events as:

Words and Waves: a surf-themed event, combines specialty cocktails, videos, music, and readings at Ocean Beach.
Kid-Quake, for K-2: readings, discussion, and special workshops by children’s book authors, illustrators and poets.
Teen Crawl: features young authors, writing workshops for teens, and a teen book club.
Life, Death, Love, Lies...and Cupcakes: Litquake's All-Memoir Women's Night: these authors turn inward to provide us with stories that delight, dismay, and always entertain.

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