Tuesday 10/29: The Moth comes to The Booksmith, featuring an opening story from writer and Moth podcast host Dan Kennedy....more
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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, come party with us Thursday, October 17, at Amnesia! We’ll have games, a raffle, and drink specials, plus a bunch of supercool readers and writers to hang out with, including Luce....more
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 the exciting new possibilities its technology opens up....more
It sounds like a Rumpus event, but it’s actually a Litquake event, and it’s happening tomorrow in San Francisco....more
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 comedy, music, readings, LitCrawl’s first-ever book fair, and a live auction with some pretty astonishing Bay-Area-lit-scene prizes....more
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 140 writers at 26 venues around Oakland....more
Bay Area literary nonprofit Litquake is holding its first-ever digital literary conference in San Francisco on June 29.
It’s called digi.lit, and it aims to “demystify the new digital publishing landscape” with exhibitions and panel discussions on topics like publishing e-books and resurrecting books that have gone out of print....more
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 is thus somewhat unhelpful when you go there for a reading expecting to be able to snack on a croissant while you listen)....more
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 Alice LaPlante....more
Thursday, July 19th, 8pm at San Francisco’s Public Works (161 Erie Street)....more
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 their pupils dilate as they read them—I think there are certain books that are so stylistically innovative or so wholly “other” that they detonate inside readers....more
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; Pro Wrestlers; Rock Out With Your Book Out; Flight of Poets; LDM; Porchlight; plus Thomas McGuane, James Ellroy, Janis Cooke Newman, Jane Smiley, Karen Joy Fowler, Chelsea Handler, Karen Russell, Carolyn Cooke, Katie Crouch, Julia Glass, Daniel Woodrell, Chuck Klosterman, Brian Christian, Adam Mansbach, Alexander Maksik, Jeffrey Eugenides, and a Sausalito houseboat crawl…all culminating in the annual 75-venue Lit Crawl!...more
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....more
Rumpus readers are getting a sweet deal!
The good folks over at Litquake are hosting an event on July 10th called the New Literary Vanguard, in which they will “delve into the minds of the new generation of American male novelists,” namely Jesse Ball (who is reading at our next monthly event!...more
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?...more
This week: mutant cowboys at the Roxie, The Botany of Desire, a Litquake cocktail party, roller disco, and more film festival goodness!
Monday 7/19: Bounty hunters, vigilante justice, and good old fashioned wild west gun-slinging. The Dead and the Damned has all that and ravenous mutants, and it’s showing at the Roxie tonight as a part of SF IndieFest’s Another Hole in the Head Film Festival, which features all the underground fantasy, scifi, and horror films you could possibly want. Tickets $10-11.50, 9pm @ 3117 16th Street....more