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 cityâ€™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 didnâ€™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 authorâ€™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.