Warning: Chance of a Major Litquake in San Francisco This October Upgraded to 100%
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Warning: Chance of a Major Litquake in San Francisco This Fall Upgraded to 100%
 
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From left to right: D. Watkins (Mike Morgan); Michelle Tea (Gretchen Sayers); Thomas Dolby (courtesy Thomas Dolby); Claudia Rankine (John Lucas)
 
A Baltimore drug dealer turned columnist and author documenting living and dying while black in America, an 80s music star/technology whiz who was once blinded by science, a comedian and writer for Broad City, a quartet of Pulitzer winners, a beloved and much-missed SF queer literary ex-pat in conversation with Daniel Handler, the son of Hunter S. Thompson coming to SF to help celebrate GONZO: FIFTY Years of Hunter S. Thompson, an SF-based journalist tracing the history of Bruce Lee and the martial arts in America, and one of the premiere authors of thrillers of the last three decades join a cast of hundreds—including at least one celebrity chef, a number of world-renowned poets, a Sonoma-born author whose debut novel The Girls has critics everywhere raving, first nation writers, a journalist chronicling the chaos of tech disruption, storytellers, feminists, an SF author living part time in Beirut who recently and memorably compared the beauty and chaos of that city to Elizabeth Taylor, memoirists, foodies, eccentrics, scientists, children’s book authors and a crew of assorted literary loudmouths & eerily observant deep thinkers for Litquake as it takes over the Bay Area literary scene for 9 days in October
 
October 7-15, 2016; Full schedule + tickets go online on September 1, 2016; www.litquake.org
 
 
August 9 2016, San Francisco – Litquake 2016 opens Friday, October 7 with an opening night Shakespeare-themed opening night and party at the Herbst in honor of the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, and will roll throughout the week, with its big close being the Lit Crawl, a literary pub crawl through the Mission the following Saturday the 15th.
 
The entire schedule will go online Monday, September 1, but select highlights include: Other authors, participants and not to be missed events of note include Separate press release for 2016 Barbary Coast Award recipients can be found HERE

What: Litquake 2016
When: October 7-15, 2016
Where: Various venues throughout San Francisco and the Bay Area
Tickets: Many events are free, but tickets can be purchased at www.litquake.org

High-resolution photos can be found HERE
High-resolution logos can be found HERE

The closing night Lit Crawl schedule is being finalized and will be announced on September 15, but is expected to include close to 80 venues over the three one-hour phases of the Crawl.
 
About Litquake
Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 7,000 author appearances for an audience of close to 150,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco's thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city's music, film, and cultural festivals.  2015 Dates: 10/7-15. www.litquake.org
 
Litquake is made possible in part due to the support of the following sponsors: The Miner Anderson Family Foundation, Margaret & Will R. Hearst III Gift Fund, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, craigconnects.org, Jack & Rose Ulllman Foundation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Bernard Osher Foundation, California Institute of Integral Studies, HarperOne, Moleskine, Out of Print, SF Travel, Stanford Continuing Studies, California College of the Arts, and the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
 
Media Sponsors & Partners: San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7, KQED, KALW 91.7, Bay Area Reporter/BARtab and Johnny Funcheap
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