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New Lit Cast: Colson Whitehead & T. Geronimo Johnson at the Epicenter

Colson Whitehead and T. Geronimo Johnson at the EpicenterWhen Grantland magazine sent Colson Whitehead to cover the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, the award-winning novelist realized it was the assignment of a lifetime, and he satirizes his experience in the latest release The Noble Hustle: Poker, Beef Jerky & Death. Whitehead is the author of the novels The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and Sag Harbor and a collection of essays The Colossus of New York. In conversation with T. Geronimo Johnson, author of the novel Hold It ‘Til It Hurts. Recorded live at Litquake’s Epicenter at Hotel Rex in San Francisco on May 15, 2014.

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Litquake Is Best Year-Round Festival San Francisco

SF Weekly recently declared Litquake the Best Year-Round Festival in San Francisco:

“What started as a reasonable idea 15 years ago (let’s get a bunch of our friends and all read our writing together in the park!) has become one of the nation’s largest literary festivals and a paradigm for literary bar-hopping, as Litquake’s signature Lit Crawl has now spread to Iowa City, Miami, Brooklyn, Manhattan, London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Austin. In 2011, Litquake expanded beyond its annual mammoth festival in S.F. (which features more than 800 authors in nine days and draws more than 15,000) to year-round programming: holding monthly readings and conversations, publishing its first book, and starting a podcast, an annual writers’ retreat, and an annual digital lit conference.”


Litquake 2014 Author & Curator Submissions Now Closed

Thanks to everyone who submitted to Litquake 2014, to be held October 10-18. Submissions closed on May 1. We’ll get back to you as soon as we read through all the wonderful possibilities.