Litquake ’07, A San Francisco Literary Festival

Litquake '07

Litquake ’07, San Francisco’s 8th annual literary festival, takes place October 6th-13th at various venues around San Francisco. The festival features an impressive list of authors and opens Saturday night with a special tribute to Armistead Maupin.

Litquake is a San Francisco literary festival with heart, guts and a taste for the wilder side of the literary world.

It all started in January 2002, when a group of San Francisco writers and media folks met up and started working on the idea of a festival that would be a literary version of the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals. We wanted it to be diverse and inclusive – a mix of readings, panel discussions, themed events, and general literary mayhem – from a wide range of Bay Area authors. And we definitely didn’t want it to be boring.

Today, Litquake represents a lively overview of San Francisco’s thriving literary scene. Our live events embrace the Bay Area writing community, and give fans the opportunity to hear quality literature straight from the author’s mouth. And you never quite know what will happen.

Litquake is produced by the Litquake Literary project, and could not exist without its relationship with sponsors, including fiscal sponsor Intersection for the Arts and allied literary and community groups.

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale is the founder of Laughing Squid and is based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.