The Pen & The Fork: A Night of Sustainable Literature

Litquake, Amy Tan, Daniel Handler, Lisa Brown, Peter Coyote, Ishmael Reed, and Yiyun Li ask you to join us for this unique literary soirée as a benefit for Litquake 2011

The Pen & The Fork: A Night of Sustainable LiteratureOn Sunday, May 15, charitable organization Savory Thymes invites you to The Pen & The Fork: A Night of Sustainable Literature.
Mingle with authors at the lush Hillside Gardens in Mill Valley, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous spring dinner, as well as regional wines and irresistible desserts. Enjoy a brief program of historical literary readings by famed modern Bay Area authors, served up with Litquake’s trademark irreverence. (Daniel Handler…as Gertrude Stein??) Meet fellow lit-lovers and revel in the fact that you’re supporting Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

  • Spring cuisine and fine wines
  • Live Music
  • Brief program honoring the Bay Area’s literary history

The program runs from 5 to 8 pm. Ticket prices are $125.00. All ticket purchases are fully tax deductible.

RSVP 415-750-1497

Advance tickets available at:

About the Host

Savory Thymes convenes artists, grassroots organizations and activists in order to pollinate ideas, build relationships and alliances, and provide a space to galvanize for a wide variety of social and environmental initiatives. Established in 2005, by Ali Ghiorse, Savory Thymes supports and educates the public about local and sustainable systems within the context of grassroots movements and the arts, through events celebrate the beauty, the tastes, and the textures of the Earth.

Special Thanks

Litquake is extremely grateful to Savory Thymes for hosting this benefit evening.

We would also like to thank our invitation committee:

Donna Bero
Phil & Chris Bronstein
Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler
Diana Cohn
Christine Comaford
Peter & Stefanie Coyote
Patricia V. Davis
Summer Dawn Laurie
Yiyun Li
Lucy Mercer
Craig Newmark
Holly Payne
Ishmael Reed
Deborah Santana
Tiffany Shlain & Ken Goldberg
Amy Tan

Directions, Parking & Shuttle

Starting at 4:45, a shuttle will run every few minutes from the parking lot of the Mill Valley Middle School to Hillside Gardens. Savory Thymes kindly requests that ALL guests take the shuttle. Parking at the event location is prohibited. Shuttle is located at:

Mill Valley Middle School
425 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Please note that this venue is not wheelchair accessible. Please note that this venue is outside and you should dress warmly and comfortably.