Sunday afternoon at the Koret, our “Shaken and Stirred: Litquake in Conversation” presents hour-long panel discussions that highlight the cutting-edge subjects of literary life, from genre writing, to science, books to film, and the value of the essay. British author Roz Savage is at Books Inc., our customized Literary North Beach Walking Tour begins at 5 p.m., and the evening continues with the exclusive Bay Area premiere of the 2008 documentary film One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur, and festival favorite Barely Published Authors at the Make-Out Room.
- 12:30-4:30 pm: Shaken and Stirred: Litquake in Conversation
- 3 pm: Roz Savage, author of Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean
- 5 pm:Literary North Beach Walking Tour
- 7 pm: Barely Published Authors
- 7:30 pm: One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur
Shaken and Stirred: Litquake in Conversation
An afternoon of invigorating panel discussions that highlight the cutting-edge subjects of literary life. Book sales and signing to follow.
San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Genre Writing: Literary Ghetto or Publishing Opportunity?
It’s no secret that the mainstream book business doesn’t consider fiction like thrillers, romances, and mysteries “literary.” And yet these types of novels are not only extremely popular, they’re often easier for writers to sell to agents and publishers. Some of the Bay Area’s top genre authors will talk about this dilemma and about how strong protagonists, good writing, and great storytelling don’t have to be limited to “literary” fiction. Moderator: Pamela Feinsilber. With Jessica Barksdale Inclan, Laurie R. King, Christi Phillips.
Outside the Lab: Meshing Science with the Real World
The Value of the Essay in the 21st Century
The essay is a powerful tool for students, scholars, educators and anyone else who wants to persuade and communicate effectively. In a time when anyone’s thoughts can be published almost instantaneously on the web, appreciating the power and understanding the elements of an incisive essay is more pertinent then ever. Presented in conjunction with Stanford Humanities Center. Moderator: Robert Harrison. With Dan Edelstein, Andrea Lunsford, Nicholas Jenkins.
Beyond the Book: Adapting Writing for Other Media
What happens when a book attracts interest from other media and vice versa? Two Bay Area writing teams discuss the process of adaptation, and the inherent differences between the printed word and a story told for the screen. Moderator: Oscar Villalon. With Keith and Kent Zimmerman, Logan and Noah Miller.
Roz Savage, author of Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean
Litquake and Books Inc. welcome British author Roz Savage, who is also an ocean rower, amateur runner, environmental advocate, and motivational speaker.
Books Inc. in the Marina, 2251 Chestnut Street, San Francisco
Literary North Beach Walking Tour
You know Kerouac and Ginsberg, but how about Rexroth and Watts? Get acquainted with the literary lights on this ramble through North Beach (approximately 60-90 minutes in length).
Start at the Beat Museum, 540 Broadway, San Francisco
Barely Published Authors
Readings by the Bay Area’s best up-and-coming masters of prose. With Katie Burke, Joshua Citrak, Andrew Dugas, Luke Heyerman, Robert McLaughlin, Shana McLean Moore, Peg Alford Pursell, Matt Stewart. Emceed by Ransom Stephens.
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Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd Street, San Francisco; (415) 647-2888
21 and Over
One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur
Exclusive Bay Area premiere of the 2008 documentary film One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur, an evocative account of Jack Kerouac’s soul-searching retreat to a rustic cabin in the fog-banked canyons of Big Sur. Directed by Curt Worden. Featuring Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Michael McClure, Tom Waits, S.E. Hinton, Patti Smith, Amber Tamblyn, Jay Farrar, Jack Hirschman, and more.