A McSweeney’s Variety Show

Including the presentation of Litquake’s 2014 Barbary Coast Award

This show is officially SOLD OUT, sorry!!

Beginning with Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, first launched in 1998, the number of literary community enterprises launched by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is truly staggering: 826 Valencia (2002), The Believer magazine (2003), Voice of Witness book series (2004), The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation (2006), ScholarMatch (2010), Lucky Peach magazine (2011), Grantland Quarterly (2012), to name a few. Because of these projects, thousands of children have been inspired by books, hundreds of authors have seen their work published in print and online, and millions of booklovers around the world have been assured of high-quality, beautifully packaged reading materials for generations to come.

Tonight, Litquake’s annual tribute variety show honors the achievements of all involved, with an evening of live music (via Harper Simon and Alexei Wajchman), unusual performance (via Arthur Bradford) and the first live reading of a screenplay by Boots Riley of the Coup, featuring actor/director Sean San José. Other special guests are likely, too.