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Litquake Begins Friday October 6 While the Closing Night Lit Crawl Through the Mission Looms the Following Saturday, October 14

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From left to right: Marc Maron; Chris Kraus; Natalie Baszile, author of Queen Sugar and Jaimal Yogis (Peter Lawson) are all part of Litquake's 2017 Festival

 Closing night Lit Crawl through the Mission will feature over 500 authors in 102 events taking place in 92 venues, including  Mystery Writers of America, The Introvert Happy Hour, a MUNI Diaries Haiku Battle, Drag Queens and LitThe Joan Dideon Power HourSex Sin and Rock and Roll, Social Justice in Hackerspace and much more; the main festival begins Friday October 6, when Litquake turns 18 and celebrates in style with a festival that includes Marc Maron; author, filmmaker and Kathy Acker biographer Chris Kraus, whose book I Love Dick is the basis for Jill Soloway’s new television series on Amazon; renowned musician and author Loudon Wainwright III with his new memoir Liner Notes and a host of others including Senator Barbara Boxer and comedian Will Durst parsing the President

Litquake begins October 6 and wraps on October 14 with their traditional (and somewhat notorious!) Lit Crawl down Valencia Street in the Mission; 102 events in 92 venues from 5pm to 9pm in three stages 5-6pm; 6:30pm-7:30pm; 8pm-9pm, all 100% FREE

October 4, 2017, San Francisco CA – After a pre-season of very successful events geared around the politics of resistance, Litquake will in large part make a return to the fun and joy to be gleaned from the niche-rich world of literature in the 2017 edition of the festival. “This year,” says Ganahl, “we celebrate life—thought-provoking, hilarious, innovative, anarchistic, ridiculous life—and the literature it inspires. Because here, that’s what we do.”

The Festival runs 10 days, and closes with the Lit Crawl through the Mission. Dubbed "literary mayhem at its finest" the Crawl will feature readings in bars, retail establishments, galleries and all manner of other outlets along Valencia and related streets; select highlight links below:

Mystery Writers of America! 

The Introvert Happy Hour 

The Kindness of Strangers   

KQED presents Bad Immigrants 

Social Justice from Stanford's Artist Activist Collective 

Spoken Word from The Bayview 

7x7 presents The Joan Didion Power Hour 

Hush Hush Drag Reads from 48 Hills and The Stud 

The MUNI Diaries Haiku Battle!

Robert Hass 


My First Time: San Francisco Chronicle Writers Recount Their Earliest Bylines 

Sex, Sin and Rock and Roll 

Highlights from the Main Festival starting October 6

Also on the docket for the 2017 festival:
High Res Images can be found HERE 

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 close to 8000 author appearances for an audience of over 165,000 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.  2017 Dates: 10/6-14.
Litquake is grateful for the support of the following funders who help make our programming possible.
Institutional Giving
California Arts Council, California College of the Arts, California Institute of Integral Studies, Central Recovery Press, Chronicle Books, Grants for the Arts, Walter & Elise Haas Fund, Miner Anderson Family Foundation, Mystery Writers of America, Northern California Chapter, The Bernard Osher Foundation, Stanford Continuing Studies, Thistlewood Foundation, Yerba Buena Gardens Festival, Zellerbach Foundation
Individual Giving
Frances Dinkelspiel and Gary Wayne, Anne Germanacos, Scott James and Gerald Cain, Nion McEvoy, Craig Newmark, Camilla Smith, Ellen Ullman
Media Sponsors
San Francisco Chronicle; 7 X 7; KQED; KALW 91.7; Bay Area Reporter/BARtab; 48 Hills; Johnny Funcheap

Litquake 2017 Poster


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