Shadow & Light

A literary series where writers respond to Trump

“I believe in the resistance as I believe there can be no shadow unless there is also light.” —Margaret Atwood

The current White House administration continues to shock America and the rest of the world.  Times are dark indeed, but it’s incumbent on the creative class to stand tall and contribute. Words matter. Even if our President proudly refuses to read them.

In January, 2017 Litquake produced a single event at the San Francisco Public Library, showcasing Bay Area writers who spoke to our nation’s fear, anger, and even optimism. It was so popular, we immediately created an entire Shadow & Light series, which now extends through our October festival. Check back for more details about each show. All events will be free, with advance registration.

In the words of Toni Morrison, "This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”