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Litquake's Lit Cast

Feb 23, 2022

Famed bohemian saloon Vesuvio Café welcomes Litquake for an edgy and hilarious North Beach reading celebrating 2020 authors (who didn’t get to have any damn fun). Featuring Vanessa Hua, A.H. Kim, Roberto Lovato, Caitlin Myer, and Maggie Tokuda-Hall. Hosted by Alia Volz. A rare opportunity to glimpse authors...

Feb 8, 2022

Sponsored by Yerba Buena Community Benefit District

Co-presented by Healdsburg Jazz Festival and Poets & Writers

In the great tradition of San Francisco jazz and spoken-word basement readings first forged by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, and Bob Kaufman, Litquake is proud to bring back this festival favorite,...

May 22, 2021

Co-presented with MOAD. From The Guardian’s Georgina Lawton, a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed—through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she looked black.

Raised in sleepy English suburbia,...

Mar 23, 2021

This event is now available to watch on our YouTube page, along with the rest of our 2020 festival programming.

Co-presented by City Lights Booksellers & Publishers

This notable a harrowing account of how Sneed transforms violence and pain into an artist's life." —Claudia Rankine, author...

Mar 10, 2021

Co-presented by The Ruby and Left Margin Lit

The best short stories evoke a whole world in a small space. But how do they get written? Join Litquake as we hear five writers (and readers) of short stories discuss their different approaches to writing the form. They'll discuss their own methods, philosophies, and...