Posts Tagged: litquake

Notable San Francisco: 10/11–10/17

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Literary events and readings in and around the Bay Area this week!

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Drivel Delivered

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Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing By Your Favorite Authors, contains exactly what its title promises. The book came out last fall, but Lit Hub just posted a few excerpts, including a comic strip by Daniel Clowes and a story by Gillian Flynn that was inspired by the Sweet Valley High series. On his literary “gem,” Clowes said, […]

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Fuck Amazon: An Evening with The Rumpus

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If you’re in San Francisco this weekend, don’t miss our LitCrawl event, “Fuck Amazon: An Evening with The Rumpus”! Saturday, October 18th, 8:30–9:30 p.m., The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. With readings by Molly Antopol, Courtney Moreno, and Maisha Z. Johnson! Comedy by Nato Green and Bucky Sinister! Music by the incomparable Jane Lui! […]

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Pretend You’re at Our LitQuake Event with LitCast

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LitCast, the podcast arm of San Francisco’s annual LitQuake festival, has a new episode up featuring your favorite literary website: the Rumpus! Recorded live at our last LitQuake event, the episode features Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and more writerly goodness. Listen to it here! You’ll get to relive the night or experience it in […]

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Notable San Francisco: 10/28–11/3

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Monday 10/28: The “On Arts” series, benefiting the 826 Valencia Scholarship Program, presents British author Zadie Smith in conversation with Steve Winn. $27, 7:30pm at Nourse Theater. Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy. Moderated by Moth Artistic Director Catherine Burns with […]

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The Rumpus and A Strange Object Hang Out

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Getting excited for San Francisco’s LitQuake? Well, take a deep breath and calm down. And then get even more excited because we’re hosting a pre-LitCrawl party with Austin-based indie press—and publisher of recent hot-prof-on-student-word-sex subject Kelly Luce—A Strange Object. The event is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the Bay Area, […]

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Re-Live Litquake’s digi.lit Conference

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If you couldn’t make it to Litquake’s digi.lit conference, never fear—you can listen to Laura Miller’s keynote address here. Though the conference focused on digital publishing, the Salon writer talks just as much about traditional publishing and how it has given readers what they want in a way digital publishing hasn’t quite figured out yet, despite […]

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Introducing Lit Tease, A Preview/Fundraiser for Lit Crawl

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Still hyped up from Beast Crawl and counting down the days until San Francisco’s Lit Crawl in October? Then you’ll want a ticket to Lit Tease, LitQuake’s preview/fundraiser event for the highlight of their annual festival, happening tonight. Tickets are $20 apiece (with discounted drinks), which seems well worth the price for a night of […]

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Beast Crawl This Way Comes

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If you live in the Bay Area, it can often seem like San Francisco hogs all the cool literary events. But East Bay denizens, take heart: Beast Crawl slowly approaches. Adapted from San Francisco’s Lit Crawl, which originated as part of the annual Litquake literary festival and has spread to several other cities, Beast Crawl features […]

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A Stellar Episode of a Stellar Lit Podcast

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If you’re on the lookout for great podcasts about writing and writers (who isn’t?), you’ll want to stick Litquake’s LitCast in your earbuds. Their latest episode features novelist Joshua Mohr and Guggenheim fellow/Believer Book Award winner Sam Lipsyte, live at San Francisco’s Tosca Café (which, just so everyone knows, is actually a bar, not a café, and […]

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Lit Crawl: “On Hands and Knees”

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If you’re in the Bay Area, join us tomorrow for the Rumpus Lit Crawl event,  “On Hands and Knees.” Saturday, Oct 13th, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. With readings from Gina Frangello, Lorelei Lee, Rob Roberge, and Emily Rapp! Music by Dawn Oberg! Hosted by Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott! […]

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Lit Crawl: “On Hands and Knees”

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The Rumpus Proudly Presents: “On Hands and Knees” Lit Crawl Phase 3: Saturday, Oct 13th, 8:30 – 9:30 pm, The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco. With readings from Gina Frangello, Lorelei Lee, Rob Roberge, and Emily Rapp! Music by Dawn Oberg! Hosted by Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott! The event if FREE. Click here […]

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Like Music for A Writer’s Ears

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A little over a month ago, our friends at Litquake debuted their newest venture: a podcast. Available as a free, bi-monthly download, Litquake’s Lit Cast features the “best of” in writerly conversations and readings that Litquake holds throughout the year, and has already showcased the talents of Adam Johnson, Geoff Dyer, Peter Carey, Carolyn Burke, and […]

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PASSWORD: A Literary Speakeasy

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Litquake’s upcoming literary speakeasy promises “Prohibition-era cocktails, jazz, readings, and lots of feathers.” Bay Area writers, including Rumpus friends Robin Ekiss, Josh Mohr, and our own Isaac Fitzgerald, will channel prominent historic authors. Thursday, July 19th, 8pm at San Francisco’s Public Works (161 Erie Street). Click here for tickets. All event proceeds will go toward […]

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LitCrawl + Rumpus = ♥

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This October’s Rumpus event will collide with LitCrawl, Litquake’s final evening. Join in the Crawl on Saturday, October 15th and come find us at 8:30pm at the Make-Out Room. The event will feature Stephen Elliot, Kathleen Alcott, Isaac Fitzgerald, Laura Goode, and Elissa Schappell (who we just interviewed)!

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Litquake Interviews Karen Russell

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Litquake talks with Swamplandia author Karen Russell in a final interview before the festival’s kick-off tomorrow! The conversation reveals abhorred writing styles; overused phrases; favorite writers, words and fiction heroes; and more. “I like assigning The Waves and Geek Love to students, or a book like Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son, because you can practically watch […]

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Litquake A Week Away

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San Francisco’s Litquake 2011 runs Oct. 7-15. The nine-day annual literary festival will feature 850 Authors and 150 Events. This year’s Litquake will include conversations with Young Ireland; Nordic Noir; Mexican Feminism; Art of Writing panels; Iranian Women; Religious Renegades; Original Shorts; Stories on Stage; MFA Smack Down; Ishmael Reed & Broun Fellinis; Illustrated Books; […]

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Litquake Chats Up Jesse Ball

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In anticipation of their annual festival on October 7-15, San Francisco’s Litquake has teamed up with Bomblog for an interview series. This week, fiction writer and poet Jesse Ball—whose new novel, The Curfew, is on shelves—discusses favorite writers, words and fiction heroes; desired eras, talents and deaths; greatest achievements, and more.

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Notable San Francisco, This Week: 9/27-10/3

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This week in San Francisco: The Rumpus Book Club meets IRL, Litquake!, art at Benders, Litquake (Ferlinghetti style), and Barely Published Authors (AKA Litquake!). Monday 9/27: Are you a member of The Rumpus Book Club yet?  Want to “audit” the class before you commit to the reading assignments?  Tonight at the Booksmith, the book club […]

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