Litquake and Docfest present a special screening of the 2008 performance poetry concert film The Drums Inside Your Chest at the Roxie Theatre, our annual women’s night features “Mouthy Dames” at the Hotel Monaco, our first-ever Teenquake night mobs the SF Main Library with authors, workshops and performances, and San Francisco’s long-running underground publishing reputation is celebrated with a discussion from local zinesters!
- 5:30 pm: Tom Dolby, author of Secret Society
- 6-8 pm: Mouthy Dames
- 6:30-9 pm: Teenquake: Inspire, Create, Re-think the Library
- 8 pm: Underground Exposed: A Zine Retrospective
- 9:15 pm: The Drums Inside Your Chest
Tom Dolby, author of Secret Society
Litquake and Books Inc. welcome Tom Dolby as he presents Secret Society. The local author will be on hand for a reception to launch his newest book. Afterwards at 7:00 PM, the under-18 crowd can join Tom and friends for TeenQuake at the SF Public Library!
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Avenue
Litquake presents its annual “women’s night,” this year called Mouthy Dames! Appearing tonight are women who don’t know how to keep their feelings and opinions to themselves — and aren’t we happy about that? Reading vociferously in the beautiful Paris ballroom of the Hotel Monaco are Kim Addonizio, Christine Comaford, Kim Wong Keltner, Terry McMillan, Wendy Merrill, April Sinclair, and Jane Smiley. Emceed by Litquake co-founder Jane Ganahl.
Hotel Monaco, 501 Geary, San Francisco
Admission: $5-$10 donation at the door
Teenquake: Inspire, Create, Re-think the Library
A Friday night carnival of events where 13- to 19-year-olds take over the library after hours! From the Koret Auditorium to the Rotunda to the Teen Center, there will be an extravaganza of author panels, hands-on workshops, a scavenger hunt, and performances by teen writers, artists, musicians, dancers, and more. With authors Betsy Franco, Frank Portman, Tom Dolby, Tom Franco, Ying Chang Compestine, Kristen Tracy, and Sean Beaudoin.
San Francisco Main Library, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Underground Exposed: A Zine Retrospective
San Francisco has always been home to prolific and influential underground publishers. Join some of the city’s best and brightest zinesters in a panel-style discussion about the world of alternative press, followed by readings of their favorite pieces. Beverages for sale, and a chance to win a free Chrome bag! Moderated by Eric Zassenhaus (Instant City). With Layla Gibbon (Maximum Rock n’ Roll), Erick Lyle (Scam, On The Lower Frequencies), John Marr (Murder Can Be Fun), and Tena Scalph (Bitter Pie Comix).
Chrome Bags, 580 4th Street, San Francisco
The Drums Inside Your Chest
This 2008 performance poetry concert film directed by Stephen Latty offers a raucous new vision of contemporary America poetry. Inspired by the spontaneity and energy of rock concert films, Drums beats with the humor, dirt, song and fire of seven award-winning poets and a vaudevillian magician host.
Directed by Stephen Latty. Featuring Amber Tamblyn, Beau Sia, Buddy Wakefield, Derrick Brown, Jeffrey McDaniel, Mindy Nettifee, Bucky Sinister and Rob Zabrecky. Presented in conjunction with Docfest 2009.