Book lovers: get ready for Litquake 2012. San Francisco’s annual literary festival is a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings.
Litquake fosters interest in literature, perpetuates a sense of literary community, and provides a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals. Since 1999, the festival has presented more than 2800 author appearances to an audience of over 67,000 in a lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco’s thriving contemporary literary scene.
This year, 850 authors will participate, and two of them are (drum roll, please) . . . us! You should attend all the Litquake events you can, paying special attention to ours. Here’s the lineup:
The Author Enablers at Litquake’s Pitchapalooza, Litquake wants you to pitch your book! Pitchapalooza is like American Idol for books, only without Steven Tyler. Twenty to 25 writers get one minute to pitch their book ideas to an all-star publishing panel, including David Henry Sterry, Sam Barry, and Kathi Kamen Goldmark. The winner receives an introduction to an agent or publisher.
Sunday, 10/09/2011 at 05:00 PM
$10 in advance and at the door
Sam Barry Moderates Litquake’s Religious Renegades, Part 1 of Renegades, Activists & Chroniclers: A Trio of Nonfiction Panels
How important is faith as a guiding compass in our lives? And how important is it to question one’s faith, one’s indoctrination, and indeed one’s religious hierarchy? Sanjiv Bhattacharya, Anna Broadway, Tony DuShane, Julian Guthrie, and Don Lattin will provide some lively debate on the topic. Moderator: Sam Barry, author of How to Play the Harmonica and Other Life Lessons, and former marketing executive at HarperOne, a division of HarperCollins.
Thursday, 10/13/2011 at 04:00 PM
Kathi Kamen Goldmark at Litquakes’s Litcrawl, HE SAID WHAT? is doing LitCrawl at San Francisco’s LITQUAKE. We’ll be at the Amy Dresden Gallery, 312 Valencia St., from 6-7PM. Who’s “we”? Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Amy Ferris, Sherry Glaser-Love, Margot Duxler, and Victoria Zackheim.
Saturday, 10/15/2011 at 06:00 PM