Aug 17 Litquake Palo Alto 2014
Aug 21 Stephan Eirik Clark in Conversation with Joe Loya at the Epicenter
Aug 23 Litquake's Master Class Mixers: T.J. Stiles on Writing Nonfiction Like a Novel—SOLD OUT!!
Sep 6 Litquake's Master Class Mixers: Joyce Maynard on Writing the Character-Driven Novel—SOLD OUT!!
Sep 11 Viva La France with Ellen Sussman & Cara Black
New Lit Cast: Colson Whitehead & T. Geronimo Johnson at the Epicenter
When Grantland magazine sent Colson Whitehead to cover the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the award-winning novelist realized it was the assignment of a lifetime, and he satirizes his experience in the latest release The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death. Whitehead is the author of the novels The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and Sag Harbor and a collection of essays The Colossus of New York. In conversation with T. Geronimo Johnson, author of the novel Hold It ‘Til It Hurts. Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter at Hotel Rex in San Francisco on May 15, 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.