Litquake’s Epicenter

Litquake's Epicenter at Tosca

A monthly series of lively literary conversations. Now at the Hotel Rex, adjacent to the Library Bar, and Emerald Tablet in literary-themed North Beach!!

Join Litquake at our “Epicenter” series, where national and international authors engage in lively literary conversations. The series strives to create a theater of ideas between writers and readers. Admission is donation based (suggested $5-15); cocktails are encouraged.

Epicenters occur on Tuesday evenings of each month (unless otherwise noted) and begin at 7 pm (unless otherwise noted). Each conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A and book sales. Space is limited so sign up in advance for a guaranteed spot.

2014 Epicenter Schedule

February 11, 7 pm (Hotel Rex)
Our first Epicenter of 2014 celebrates the launch of French author Mireille Guiliano’s new bestselling book French Women Don’t Get Facelifts: The Secret of Aging with Style and Attitude. Her previous book French Women Don’t Get Fat was published in 40 countries and sold over 3 million copies. In conversation with Litquake’s Jane Ganahl. Booksales and signings to follow.
March 11, 7 pm (Glass Door Gallery)
Litquake is excited to host the San Francisco launch of Scott O’Connor’s new novel, Half World, set in San Francisco. Haunted and inspired by real-life events, acclaimed novelist O’Connor has crafted a riveting, tour de force literary thriller that vividly imagines the devastating emotional legacy of Project MKULTRA, a CIA clandestine operation. Book sales and signings to follow.
April 1, 7 pm (Emerald Tablet)
Litquake is pleased to present Molly Antopol in conversation with Anthony Marra, author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, in celebration of Antopol’s debut story collection, The UnAmericans. The winner of a Whiting Award, a Pushcart Prize, and the Narrative Prize, Marra is a Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University. Book sales and signings to follow.
May 13, 7 pm (Hotel Rex)
Litquake is proud to host the San Francisco launch of Kaui Hart Hemmings’ highly anticipated new novel The Possibilities. Her first novel, The Descendants, has been published in 20 other countries and was made into an Oscar-winning film directed by Alexander Payne and starring George Clooney. In conversation with Michelle Richmond. Book sales and signings to follow.
May 15, 7 pm (Hotel Rex)
Litquake is thrilled to host the San Francisco launch of Colson Whitehead’s May 6th release, The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death, a hilarious satire of the author’s adventures into the 2011 World Series of Poker. Book sales by Green Apple Books and signing to follow.
June 4, 2014, 7 pm (Hotel Rex)
Litquake is proud to host the San Francisco launch of Geoff Dyer’s new nonfiction book, Another Great Day at Sea, at our Epicenter. This event also marks the U.S. release of his first two novels, The Colour of Memory and The Search. Book sales and signings to follow.
July 15, 7 pm (Hotel Rex)
Litquake is proud to host the San Francisco launch of Noah Levine’s new book, Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction. Book sales by Books Inc. and signings to follow.
August 5, 7 pm (Hotel Rex)
Litquake is proud to host the San Francisco launch of Edan Lepucki’s new novel, California, at our Epicenter. Co-presented by Green Apple Books, with book sales and signings to follow. SOLD OUT!!

Check back to this page for our entire spring Epicenter schedule to be posted very soon!

LitCastAudio of previous Epicenters with Peter Carey, Geoff Dyer, Carolyn Burke, Adam Johnson, Alice LaPlante, and more are available through our podcast. Click here for RSS feed, or here on iTunes, and download to the shiny device of your choice!



For more information, please contact Litquake:

Jack Boulware, [email protected]
Phone: 415-440-4177

About Litquake

Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 3,650 author appearances for an audience of over 83,500 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco’s thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals.