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Litquake is proud to request the honor of your presence at its official quinceañera, celebrating the history of San Francisco’s longest-running literary festival in the true spirit of Mexico.
"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.”
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-winningfilm 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.