Jul 15 Poetic Tuesday, July 15
Jul 19 Litquake's Master Class Mixer: Tom Barbash on the Art of the Short Story
Jul 24 Less Than Zero: An Homage to ‘80s Lit, Big Hair & Distressed Denim
Aug 5 Edan Lepucki and John McMurtrie in Conversation at the Epicenter
Aug 23 Litquake's Master Class Mixers: T.J. Stiles on Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel
Sep 6 Litquake's Master Class Mixers: Joyce Maynard on Writing the Character-Driven Novel
New Lit Cast: Kaui Hart Hemmings & Michelle Richmond at the Epicenter
Kaui Hart Hemmings’ highly anticipated new novel The Possibilities was the subject of our May Epicenter. Her first novel, The Descendants, has been published in 20 countries and was made into an Oscar-winning film directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. Hemmings discusses her writing with Michelle Richmond, bestselling author of Golden State, The Year of Fog, No One You Know, Dream of the Blue Room, and the award-winning The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress. Recorded live at Hotel Rex in San Francisco on May 13, 2014.
Litquake Is Best Year-Round Festival San Francisco
SF Weekly recently declared Litquake the Best Year-Round Festival in San Francisco:
“What started as a reasonable idea 15 years ago (let’s get a bunch of our friends and all read our writing together in the park!) has become one of the nation’s largest literary festivals and a paradigm for literary bar-hopping, as Litquake’s signature Lit Crawl has now spread to Iowa City, Miami, Brooklyn, Manhattan, London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Austin. In 2011, Litquake expanded beyond its annual mammoth festival in S.F. (which features more than 800 authors in nine days and draws more than 15,000) to year-round programming: holding monthly readings and conversations, publishing its first book, and starting a podcast, an annual writers’ retreat, and an annual digital lit conference.”
Litquake 2014 Author & Curator Submissions Now Closed
Thanks to everyone who submitted to Litquake 2014, to be held October 10-18. Submissions closed on May 1. We’ll get back to you as soon as we read through all the wonderful possibilities.