MacArthur and Guggenheim fellow Karen Russell’s new short story collection, Orange World, was declared “hilarious, exquisite, first-rate” by The New York Times Book Review and “one of the most innovative, inspired short-story collections of the past decade” by NPR. Lit Cast Live proudly features Russell in conversation with Zoetrope editor Michael Ray at Green Apple Books on the Park in San Francisco on May 21, 2019.

Litquake's 20th anniversary festival will take place October 10-19, 2019. For all the latest updates, follow us @litquake on Facebook and Twitter!

 

 

Direct download: Litcast_2019_Karen_Russell.mp3
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Back in April, Litquake celebrated National Poetry Month by hosting a group of esteemed poets at one of San Francisco’s famous landmarks. This event was hosted by D.A. Powell, whose honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation, and featured incredible poets like Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States and winner of a Pulitzer prize; Brenda Hillman, Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets; Henri Cole, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry; Barbara Jane Reyes; Paola Capo-Garcia; and Marcello Hernandez Castillo. Our newest Lit Cast Episode features readings from these fantastic poets on a very special occasion that brought the power of poetry into the historic walls of Grace Cathedral.

Litquake's 20th anniversary festival will take place October 10-19, 2019. For all the latest updates, follow us @litquake on Facebook and Twitter!

This event was recorded live at Grace Cathedral on April 13th, 2019.

Direct download: Litcast_2019_Grace_Notes.mp3
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Award-winning poet Franny Choi recently passed through San Francisco on tour for her second collection, Soft Science, which uses the myth of the cyborg to explore queer, Asian American femininity through a series of Turing test-inspired poems. Our newest Lit Cast episode features Choi joining local poet (and frequent Litquake collaborator!) sam sax for an electrifying evening of readings from Soft Science and sax’s recent collection Bury It - plus a few brand-new, heretofore unpublished gems.

 

This episode was recorded live at The Bindery on April 25, 2019.

Direct download: Litcast_2019_Frannie_Choi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

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