Litquake Moves 2016 Epicenter Series to Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission & Announces Schedule Through Spring Press Contact
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Litquake Moves its Monthly Epicenter Series to Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission and Announces
Appearance Schedule Through Spring + 2016 Festival Submission Dates 

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From left to right: Sunil Yapa; cover of Re Jane; cover of Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style; cover of Beer Money 

Move means expanded space to host authors in conversation as well as a continued life in the Mission District for the
monthly literary salon series after relocating from Viracocha on Valencia Street; the brand-new cinema house offers a full kitchen and bar with a complete selection of beer, wine and cocktails fit for even the most discriminating connoisseur of low or high literary and drinking culture

First up: Sunil Yapa's highly anticipated debut Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist; this will be followed by Patricia Park whose New York Times-praised debut novel is Re Jane, a contemporary re-telling of Jane Eyre with Jane Eyre as a half-Korean half-White orphan who finds work as an au pair; March sees the return of the one and only Cintra Wilson to her hometown city by the Bay, while April will feature Frances Stroh, a San Francisco resident whose new book details how her family squandered 9 billion dollars in the beer business (yes, you read that correctly, 9 billion!!)

January 12 2016, San Francisco - Litquake rolls out its 2016 programming with a move to a new Mission-based location for its popular monthly Epicenter Series. After enjoying a banner year at Viracocha in 2015, the move means more space to host authors as well a venue with a full kitchen and bar with a complete selection of beer, wine and cocktails.

The brand-new cinema house is receiving rave reviews for its attention to detail and the curation of its films, both new and old. All Epicenters at Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission will be $15.00 and the schedule will include leading authors from across the country and from around the world.

In addtion: the call for submissions for the 2016 Litquake Festival in October as well as for Litquake's Writing Contest opens on February 1 at

The Spring Epicenter schedule in progress is below:

Sunil Yapa: author of Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist (and recent guest on Late Night with Seth Myers) was chosen as Amazon's Best Book of January 2016. Set amidst the WTO activist community of Seattle, this is co-presented by City Lights. In conversation with Marie Mutsuki Mockett, author of the memoir Where the Dead Pause and the Japanese Say Goodbye. 

When: Feb 2, 2016
Time: 7pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission, 2550 Mission Street, SF 
Tickets: $15.00


Patricia Park: Litquake hosts the San Francisco launch of Park's debut novel Re Jane which The New York Times Book Review praises as "a truly fresh, modern take on the coming-of-age novel." A contemporary retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s beloved classic Jane Eyre, Re Jane follows the life of Jane Re—a half-Korean, half-white young woman who grows up as an orphan, works as an au pair, and discovers truths in New York City and Seoul. 

Park will be in conversation with Vanessa Hua, winner of the Litquake writing contest and a longtime journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, The New York Times and other outlets who has a new book of fiction coming out later this year. Co-presented by Green Apple Books, who will have books for sale and signing.

When: Feb 22, 2016
Time: 7pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission, 2550 Mission Street, SF 
Tickets: $15.00


Cintra Wilson: the prodigal daughter returns when Litquake hosts the San Francisco launch of her newest book, Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style. The scintillating and sharp former SF Examiner and Salon columnist (and playwright) will be in conversation, with book sales and signing to follow. Co-presented by Green Apple Books, who will have books for sale and signing.

When: March 1, 2016
Time: 7pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission, 2550 Mission Street, SF 
Tickets: $15.00

Frances Stroh: This is official Bay Area launch for her memoir Beer Money that details how her family managed to squander 9 billion in the beer business. As you might expect, her family is not particuarly enthusiastic about it.

The Detroit-based Stroh's was once one of the largest beer companies in America and owned a number of brands, including Pabst (aka PBR) which is also served at Alamo Drafthouse. We say pull up a seat, pop a can and listen to this tale of how it all went down. Stroh will be in conversation with Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware. 
 Co-presented by Green Apple Books, who will have books for sale and signing.

When: May 9
Time: 7pm
Where: Alamo Drafthouse at New Mission, 2550 Mission Street, SF 
Tickets: $15.00

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 7,000 author appearances for an audience of close to 150,000 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.  2016 Dates: 10/7-15.
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,, Jack & Rose Ulllman Foundation, Fleishhacker 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, Fora.TV, KQED, KALW 91.7, Johnny Funcheap, BARtab


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