One of the West Coast’s most beloved annual literary festivals, this smart, eclectic, 80% free ten-day gathering draws booklovers of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy words and ideas, straight from the artists’ mouths. Now with 160 venues in its 20th year, the festival’s uniquely portable format provides even greater access to literature.
Litquake nurtures and amplifies an ever-expanding community of conversation and engagement in the Bay Area’s cultural landscape. Litquake’s mission is to contribute to the creative economy at large and make more literature more available to readers of all ages through ever-evolving performances, readings, workshops, and film programs during the annual festival and its year-round programming. By commingling public life and literary art, Litquake uses literature as an agent of public good.