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This festival also features several new programming additions, includinga full day of literary events in downtown San Rafael, the official launchof Litquake’s Drivel book, an exhibit of Bay Area publishers’ cover art,a literary bike tour of San Francisco, and a special afternoon of femalemilitary veteran authors. Also this year, our Lit Crawl network welcomesour new partners in Helsinki, Finland.We also said farewell this year to Anne Marino, a noted Bay Areaauthor and writing teacher who was part of the Edinburgh Castle publiterary scene and participant in our earliest festivals. Our sympathiesto her family.Please note that all events listed in this guide take place in SanFrancisco unless otherwise indicated. Purchase links for all eventsfeaturing advance tickets can be found online at litquake.org.Books will be for sale when possible and appropriate, and thoseentries are noted with a symbol. Venues with handicappedaccess are noted with a ♿ symbol. Our primary San Francisco eventspaces are Z Space (450 Florida St. @ 17th), The Make-Out Room(3225 22nd St. @ Mission), and Hotel Rex (562 Sutter St. @ Mason),with more festival events taking place throughout the East Bay,South Bay, and North Bay.Enjoy the festival!—Co-founders Jack Boulware and Jane Ganahl,Festival Coordinator Jen Siraganian


FRIDAY | OCTOBER 106 PM booksXdesign Opening Reception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 PM Litquake’s 15th Anniversary Quinceañera Opening Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9SATURDAY | OCTOBER 1110 AM–11 PM Litquake San Rafael’s All-Day DowntownFestival of Books and Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1011 AM–6 PM Off the Richter Scale, Day One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 PM Literary Bicycle Tour of San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162 PM Mystery Writers, with Katie Crouch, Alice LaPlante, Sophie Littlefield . . . . . 166:30 PM Emerging Writers from SFSU’s Cipactli Journal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176:30 PM Writing Salon Write-A-Thon, Day One . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 PM Modern Tales from the Heartland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188 PM Drivel: Litquake’s Book Launch Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19SUNDAY | OCTOBER 1212:30 PM–6 PM Off the Richter Scale, Day Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201 PM Boris Fishman and Molly Antopol in Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 PM Top LGBT Writers Read in the Castro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231 PM NoViolet Bulawayo and Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242:30 PM Writing Salon Write-A-Thon, Day Two . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243 PM The Best American Nonrequired Reading Book Launch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253 PM Modern Times Bookstore Collective’s 43rd Birthday Rally . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 PM Naked Truth Storytelling in Mill Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267 PM Barely Published Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 277 PM Attempting Normal: Marc Maron In Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287 PM Bad-Ass Briefs: Short Short Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28


MONDAY | OCTOBER 13FESTIVALAT A GLANCE3 PM Panel Discussion: First-Time Authors Reveal All . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295 PM Panel Discussion: The Digital Publishing Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296:30 PM The Art of Dying in the Modern Age . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 306:30 PM 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .316:30 PM Tribute to Richard Brautigan (1935–1984) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .326:30 PM Tribute to Malcolm Margolin from Heyday Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .337 PM Word for Word: Alice Munro’s “Free Radicals” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347 PM Original Shorts: Stories Written On a Theme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .347:30 PM Quiet Lightning Readings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .358 PM Porchlight Storytelling: Brushes with Fame . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .368 PM Frog Music : Emma Donoghue in Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37TUESDAY | OCTOBER 146 PM Sausages and Syrah with 4505 Meats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 PM RADAR Readings by Queer and Outsider Writers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .386 PM booksXdesign Discussion of Book Cover Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .396 PM Taxidermy Gone Rogue: Author/Taxidermy Artist Robert Marbury . . . . . . . . .406:30 PM Does Literature Make You an Empath? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407 PM Straight, No Chaser: Writers at the Bar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417 PM Identity Theft: James Luna and Guillermo Gómez-Peña . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .427 PM Readings by CCA’s MFA Writing Program Faculty and Alumni . . . . . . . . . . .437:30 PM Readings by Authors from Shebooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .437:30 PM The Litanies of Noir: A Talk Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .448 PM Literary Death Match . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45


WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 156 PM Panel Discussion: Female Military Veterans Who Also Write . . . . . . . . . . . . 466 PM France’s Bestselling Novelist Marc Levy in Conversation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 466:30 PM The Art and Spark of Children’s Books . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 477 PM The Paul Chowder Chronicles: An Evening with Nicholson Baker . . . . . . . . 487 PM Dark and Stormy: A Night of Contemporary Swedish Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . 487 PM Here On the Edge and World War II Conscientious Objectors . . . . . . . . . . 497 PM Goodreads Literary Pub Quiz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 497 PM Poetry World Series: Litquake Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 507 PM Writing and Fighting: Creative Couples Collaborating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 517 PM Every Picture Tells A Story: New Yorker Artists in Conversation . . . . . . . . . . 527 PM Tribute to Novelist Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 537:30 PM Readings from the Best-Ever craigslist Postings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54THURSDAY | OCTOBER 1610 AM Kidquake: Early Elementary School Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551 PM Orange is the New Lunch: With Piper Kerman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 556 PM Masters of the YA Universe: Paolo Bacigalupi and A.S. King . . . . . . . . . . . . 566 PM Litquake in the Bookstore: Estonia’s Kristiina Ehin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576 PM Lit on the Lake: Readings at Oakland’s Lake Chalet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 576:30 PM MFA Mixer 2.0: Litquake Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 587 PM Hot Flash Fiction: Steamy, Sexy, Super-Short Original Fiction . . . . . . . . . . . . 597 PM Flight of Poets: Readings and Wine Pairings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 607 PM Maggie Nelson at Center for Literary Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617:30 PM Generations: Five San Francisco Poets, 27 to 69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 617:30 PM Robin Becker and W.S. Di Piero at Marin Poetry Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 628 PM Smart Smut: Baghdad By the Bay Doing the Nasty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62


FRIDAY | OCTOBER 1710 AM Kidquake: Upper Elementary Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 635:04 PM Shaken and Stirred: Marking the Loma PrietaEarthquake 25th Anniversary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 646 PM 100th Birthday Tribute to Octavio Paz (1914–1998) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 656 PM Andrew Sean Greer at California College of the Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 666 PM France’s Lola Lafon: We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm . . . . . . . . . . . . 676:30 PM The Ravages of War : Germany’s Ulrike Draesner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 676:30 PM The Human Body : Italy’s Paolo Giordano . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 687 PM Rock’n’Soul Circus: A Cavalcade of Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 698 PM A McSweeney’s Variety Show: Litquake’s Barbary Coast Award . . . . . . . . . 70SATURDAY | OCTOBER 1811 AM Panel Discussion: The Art of Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 711 PM Panel Discussion: The Art of the Short Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 712 PM Writing Journeys from U.C. Berkeley Extension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 722 PM Raising A Reader Story Time: Interactive Read-Aloud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 723 PM Panel Discussion: The Art of the Novel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 726–9:30 PM Lit Crawl San Francisco, all for FREE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73


OCTOBER 10–18Festival WeekScheduleAll events are listed chronologically. Some ticketed eventsmay already be sold out, please check the event listing atlitquake.org for availability.A KEY TO THE ICONS YOU’LL SEE IN THIS GUIDE:♿Wheelchair AccessibleBook Selling/Signing after ProgramLGBTMystery/CrimeAuthors in ConversationInternationalOf Interest to Aspiring AuthorsSci FiFun & Games for GrownupsFor Kids or TeensTheatrical Event


FRIDAY10O C T O B E R6 PMbooksXdesignSponsored by Chronicle Books / Co-presented by AIGA San Francisco chapterOpening reception for booksXdesign, a week-long exhibition celebrating and showcasingthe best in book and cover design from Bay Area publishers. This year’s program presentsthe best designs from books published between 2010 and mid-2014, as selected bythe publishers under the auspices of the San Francisco chapter of AIGA. Exhibit runsOctober 10-18 at Chronicle Books’ Metreon store, 165 Fourth St., and the lobby of theSan Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.Chronicle Books at Metreon165 Fourth St.FREEAll Ages ♿8 PMViva FifteenLitquake’s Quinceañera15th Anniversary BashCo-presented by Consulate General of Mexico inSan Francisco, 7x7 magazine, and Hornitos TequilaVIVALitquake is proud to request the honor of yourpresence at its official quinceañera, celebratingthe history of San Francisco’s longest-runningliterary festival in the true spirit of Mexico.Join us for this over-the-top gala, schmoozeup the Bay Area literary scene, and comedressed as your 15-year-old quinceañeradoppelganger! Featuring live mariachi music,tasty complimentary cocktails from HornitosTequila, food from La Cocina, and tiarasand cake. DJ dancing to follow.Z Space450 Florida St.$15 advance / $20 at the door21+ ♿9


O C T O B E R11SATURDAYLITQUAKE SAN RAFAELAn All-Day Downtown Festival ofBooks and AuthorsCo-sponsored by the Downtown Business Improvement District, Marin Poetry Center,Friends of the San Rafael Library, and Rebound BookstoreEver since Mark Twain hung out in San Rafael and the Beats cruised the houseboats ofSausalito, San Francisco’s literary greats have had a strong North Bay connection. LitquakeSan Rafael features Bay Area writers in this first-ever series of free events along thedowntown 4th Street corridor of cafes, restaurants, and shops. In addition to readings,check out the midday book fair, and open-mike events at the buffet lunches (see schedulefor locations). Look for the Litquake signs in front of each venue!Directions: Take the downtown San Rafael off-ramps from Highway 101, and then headwest, the route begins on 4th Street between F and G Streets. Visit http://bit.ly/1lEQ39vfor a map of parking garages, or use metered street parking.PHASE 1: 10–11 AMLaunch Your Adventure:Travel WritersFeast on free snacks from JohnnyDoughnuts and Ponsford’s Place tostart the day!Rebound Bookstore 11611 4th St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Lisa Alpine, Joel Eis,Laurie McAndish King,Marianne RogoffPHASE 2: 11:15 AM–12:15 PMStorytellers #1:Explore the UniverseFriends Books 101016 C St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Nancy Binzen, Muriel Johnson,Phil SheridanWhizz! BAM! Comic WritersRead Their WorkBlue Moon Comics1560 4th St.All Ages ♿310


SATURDAYO 11C T O B E RLaurel PlMission AveMission AveG St1F St32Latham St5th Ave4Shaver StE St654th St81079 113rd StD StC StB St2nd StJulia St12A St1314 15Brooks StCourt StLooten PlLindaro StNye StCijos St16Gordon LnLincoln AveU.S. 1011st StPHASE 3: 12:30–1:30 PMOpen Mike #1:A Feast and Words!Indian lunch and open mike hosted byMargaret Stawowy, poet and executiveboard member of the Marin PoetryCenter. Reservations recommendedat (415-482-0550) or online atdowntownsanrafael.org.Lotus Chaat & Spices1559 4th St.$12All Ages ♿Open Mike #2:A Feast and Words!Cuban lunch and open mike hosted by poetTrue Heitz. Reservations recommended at(415-482-0550) or online atdowntownsanrafael.org.El Chevere1518 4th St.$12All Ages ♿42New Works and PicnicCo-sponsored by Marin County Library andFriends of the LibraryBring your lunch and hear new works byteens from Next Generation Scholars, andstudents of color pushing to create change.Listen to these dynamic youth share theirpersonal stories. Hosted by Gail Strickland.San Rafael Public LibraryLibrary Lawn1100 E. St. (at 5th Ave.)All Ages ♿PHASE 4: 1:45–2:45 PMA Gallery of Words: Bay AreaPoets Share Their LyricsArt Works Downtown 7Main Gallery1337 4th St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Francesca Bell, CB Follett,Joe Zaccardi511


O C T O B E R11SATURDAYMatters of the Soul:Writers Explore the Wondersof Inner MiraclesOpen Secret Bookstore 9923 C St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Chana Bloch, Susan CohenBook Fair in CourthouseSquare (2–5 PM)San Rafael Courthouse Square (MidtownPlaza, 4th Street) will feature a bookfair for all event authors (includingopen-mike participants) to sell theirbooks. Credit/debit card sales provided.Courthouse Square1000 4th St.All Ages ♿PHASE 5: 3–4:15 PMInto Tomorrow: Renowned Sci-FiAuthor Hannu RajaniemiGamescape North 111225 4th St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Peter Fugazzatto,Hannu RajaniemiWhat Makes the Heart Grow?Tales of Love, Longing, and theComplexities of the HeartPleasures of the Heart1310 4th St.All AgesFeaturing: Laurel Feigenbaum,Roger Housden, Linda Watanabe McFerrin138PHASE 6: 4:30–5:45 PMWords en Plein Aire:Writers with an EdgeSan Rafael City Plaza 131000 4th St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Charlie Getter, Bucky Sinister,Zarina ZabriskyHand To Mouth/Words Spoken Out:Rebound Bookstore’s PopularReading SeriesWest End Cafe 121131 4th St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Heather Altfeld, Troy Jollimore,Melissa Stein, Kathleen WinterWalk on the Wild Side:New Work on the Edge of NowTriumph 4th Street 15907 4th St.All Ages ♿Featuring: Kristin Clark, Linda Watanabe McFerrinPHASE 7: 6–7:15 PMWhat’s Cooking? A Cookbook Writerand Reviewer Tells AllSan Rafael Joe’s 14931 4th St.$20 buffet dinner, reservationsrecommended at 415-720-5591 oronline at downtownsanrafael.orgAll Ages ♿Featuring: Toni Piccinini, Louise Yost12


SATURDAY12O C T O B E RCopperfield’s Presents Mystery WriterCara Black and Hank Phillippi RyanCopperfield’s Books850 4th St.All Ages ♿Storytellers #2: Story PotpourriGamescape North1225 4th St.All Ages ♿1116Featuring: Nancy Binzen,Cathery Fairlee, Joel Ben IzzyPHASE 8: 8–9:15 PMConspiracy of Beards Performthe Lyrics of Leonard CohenThe Belrose Theatre1415 5th Ave.All Ages ♿PHASE 9: 9–11 PMAfter-PartyWest End Cafe 121131 4th St.$5 includes cold buffetAll Ages ♿Featuring: Charselle, Elvis Johnson Soul Revie613


O C T O B E R11SATURDAY11 AM–6:15 PMOff the Richter ScaleJoin us for a full day of readings and bookish discussion at the literary-themed Hotel Rex. Authorswill be signing books after each session.Hotel Rex562 Sutter St.FREEAll Ages ♿11 AM Life StoriesEvery life is made up of millions of stories. In this hour we hear from four memoirists who havemined stories in their lives to explore deeper themes of nostalgia, home, family, loss, acceptance,and spirituality.Makram Abu-Shakra was a finalist in the2014 Indie Excellence Book Awards for hismemoir Interplay: An Artist’s Approach toSpirituality in which he recounts his life as amusician, artist, and fiction writer.Afghan-American author Tamim Ansary wroteWest of Kabul, East of New York, San Francisco’sOne City One Book selection for 2008. Heteaches a private memoir workshop and runs the70-year-old San Francisco Writers Workshop.Eileen Cronin is author of Mermaid (W.W.Norton), listed in O Magazine as “Memoirs TooPowerful to Put Down.” She was awarded theWashington Writing Prize in fiction andpublished in Best American Essays. Shepractices clinical psychology in Los Angeles.After graduating from U.C. Berkeley, nativeSan Franciscan Karen Lynch joined the SanFrancisco Police Department in 1981. Shelives in Novato with her husband and children,including Kyra, who was the subject of anaward-winning essay, “The Road to Kyra.”Gordon Young is a San Francisco-basedjournalist who grew up in Flint, Michigan.He is author of Teardown: Memoir of aVanishing City, honored as a MichiganNotable Book and a finalist for theNorthern California Book Award.12:30 PM Off with Your HeadsOf all the forms literature takes, poetry has some of the most power. As Emily Dickinson put it,“If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.” Today, sixcontemporary poets read from their acclaimed work.Judith Ayn Bernhard is a founding memberand past chair of the Marin Poetry Center, andcurrent member of the Revolutionary PoetsBrigade. She teaches writing and is author ofPrisoners of Culture (CC.Marimbo). She lives inSan Francisco with her husband, Byron Spooner.Maggie Glover is author of How I Went Red(Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2014). Sheis originally from Pittsburgh, PA, but now liveshappily in the Mission District of San Francisco.Roxane Beth Johnson is author of Black CrowDress (Alice James Books, 2013) and Jubilee(Anhinga, 2006). Her poems have appearedmost recently in The Harvard Review, TheGeorgia Review, The Pushcart Prize Anthologyand elsewhere.David Koehn is author of Twine (Bauhan)which won the 2013 May Sarton Poetry Prize.His poems have been published in the CarolinaQuarterly, New England Review, Volt, anddozens of other journals. He chairs theOmnidawn Publishing advisory board.14


SATURDAYO 11C T O B E RMary Mackey is author of 13 novels andseven volumes of poetry including Sugar Zone,winner of the 2012 PEN Oakland Award, andTravelers With No Ticket Home (Marsh HawkPress, 2014). marymackey.comAimee Suzara is a Filipino-American poet, playwright,and performer. David Mura lauded herdebut poetry book, Souvenir (WordTech Editions,2014), as “a powerful meditation on history andthe legacies of race, family and identity.”2 PM Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, & IntimacyRomance, dating, sex, and...Muslims? In this groundbreaking anthology, American Muslim menoffer frank, funny, and insightful glimpses into their hearts—and bedrooms.Alykhan Boolani writes short stories, listensto Coltrane, and rides motorcycles withcaution.Stephen Leeper is a schoolteacher and MFAcandidate in writing at the California College ofthe Arts. His primary genres are poetry andcreative nonfiction.Ayesha Mattu (moderator) is editor of Love,InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of AmericanMuslim Women and Salaam, Love: AmericanMuslim Men on Love, Sex, & Intimacy.Randy Nasson is a writer and softwareproduct manager based in San Francisco wherehe lives with his wife and son.Mohammed Samir Shamma writes codeintended for computers, but writes andillustrates stories after his two kids, Kareemand Leila, are asleep.Yousef “Dr. Yo-Yo” Turshani is a writer andassistant clinical professor of pediatrics at theUniversity of California, San Francisco.3:30 PM The Californian NovelistDoes living in the Golden State inspire a certain type of narrative? Discover the variety ofCalifornian writers with readings from four homegrown novelists.Andrew O. Dugas is author of the novelSleepwalking in Paradise (Numina Press,2014). His work has appeared in Instant City,LITNIMAGE, Mixer, SoMa Literary Review, andmany other places.Anne Germanacos is author of Tribute(Rescue Press, 2014) and In the Time of theGirls (BOA Editions, 2010). She and herhusband ran the Ithaka Cultural Study Programin Greece, and she runs the GermanacosFoundation in San Francisco.Judy Juanita is author of the novel Virgin Soul(Viking, 2013), about a young black womanjoining the Black Panther Party in the ’60s. Shehas also written plays and poetry; a collectionof essays is forthcoming.Novelist, poet, and essayist Elizabeth Rosneris author of two highly acclaimed bestsellingnovels, The Speed of Light and Blue Nude. Hernewest books are Electric City: A Novel andGravity, a poetry collection.Josh Weil is author of the novel The GreatGlass Sea. His debut collection The New Valleywas awarded the Sue Kaufman Prize from theAmerican Academy of Arts and Letters, andhe is a National Book Award “Five UnderThirty-Five” author.5 PM Radical Comics and World War 3Award-winning artists Eric Drooker and Chuck Sperry show their most controversial workand discuss integrating politics and art into radically political graphics. Their collective longlist of accolades includes the new 35-year retrospective of the left-wing World War 3Illustrated (PM Press, 2014).15


O C T O B E R11SATURDAYEric Drooker is a painter, graphic novelist,and award-winning author of Flood! A Novelin Pictures and Blood Song: A Silent Ballad.For years he was a street artist, well knownfor his provocative posters plastered on citylampposts and walls. He collaborated withAllen Ginsberg on the book Illuminated Poems,and designed animation for the movie Howl.Chuck Sperry is one of the foremost rockposter artists and printmakers in the worldand is featured in the documentary filmAmerican Artifact. His art appears in manybooks, most notably The Art of ModernRock, The Anti-War Movement Illustrated,and Street Art San Francisco: MissionMuralismo.1 PMBikes to Books TourThis unique bicycle literary tour of the city began as an homage to City Lights co-founderLawrence Ferlinghetti’s 1988 project in which 12 streets were renamed for famous artists andauthors who once called San Francisco their home. Twenty-five years later, local author/cyclistNicole Gluckstern and amateur historian/cartographer Burrito Justice devised a bike tour andinteractive map connecting all 12 streets and authors/artists, from Jack London to Jack Kerouac,South Park to North Beach.This ride marks the one-year anniversary of the project, and publication of a new, expanded postermap. The 7.1-mile tour takes up to three hours, and is not for the faint of heart nor gear. There isplenty of traffic to dodge, hills to climb, one-way streets, and even a set of stairs. Riders meet at12:45 pm at Jack London Alley, ride begins at 1 pm sharp and ends at approximately 4 pm inNorth Beach outside City Lights. Bring bikes with gears, snacks, and enthusiasm! Maps will beavailable for purchase.Jack London Alley at South ParkFREEAll Ages2 PMMysteries at Opera Plaza:The Thrill of Shared ReadingCo-presented by Women’s National Book Association, San Francisco ChapterCome meet this year’s award-winning mystery authors as they discuss their new novelsover wine and snacks catered by Max’s Opera Cafe. Giveaway raffle of all books presented.Moderated by Tracy Guzeman.Books, Inc., Opera Plaza601 Van Ness Ave.FREEAll Ages ♿16


SATURDAYO 11C T O B E RKatie Crouch is a bestselling novelist andessayist, MacDowell Fellow, and alumnae ofBrown University and Columbia MFAprograms. She lives with her family in Bolinas.katiecrouch.netTracy Guzeman (moderator) is author of TheGravity of Birds: A Novel. tracyguzeman.comAlice LaPlante is an award-winning fictionwriter and author of five books (and counting).She teaches creative writing at San FranciscoState University, and is a Jones Lecturer atStanford. alicelaplante.comSophie Littlefield is the bestselling author ofseveral books, and has been nominated for anEdgar Award. She grew up in rural Missouriand now lives in Northern California.sophielittlefield.com6:30 PMCipactliJoin us to hear the voices of emerging writers of Cipactli, SFSU’s Latina/Latino Studies Journal ofArt and Literature. Readings from Issue 18 and more will be shared.Alley Cat Books3036 24th St.FREEAll Ages ♿Jose Hector Cadena is a writer, poet, andcollage artist, and grew up along the SanYsidro/Tijuana border surrounded by pandulce, tacos, hamburgers, piñatas, andSpanglish. A VONA fellow 2014, Jose hasappeared in Raices y Mas: An Anthology ofYoung Border Voices, Los Bilingual Writers:Book IV, Synesthesia, and Transfer Magazine.Brenda Montaño is a Xicana writer andcommunity organizer, and runs theindependent zine press Sing Your Life:Literature Projects. She is author of theshort fiction/poetry collection Ojos De Raiz,and has been published in El Tecolote andFlies, Cockroaches and Poets.Daniel Suárez is a first-generation CubanAmerican born and raised in Chicago. He nowresides in San Francisco and is editor-in-chieffor The Gorilla Press. His poems can be foundin the Columbia Poetry Review, RHINO, TheQuotable, Bicycle Review, and other journals.Ricardo Tavarez sifts through synonyms whiletrail running through East Bay hills. One of hiscurrent projects is a collection of short storiesbased on fictional tenants of a hotel indowntown Oakland.Katie Tomzynski lives and writes in SanFrancisco. She is currently pursuing a degree increative writing with a focus in poetry at SanFrancisco State University. Katie writes on thebus, in her bed, in class, and sometimes on thebacks of receipts when she is notebookless.17


O C T O B E R11SATURDAY6:30 PMWriting Salon Write-A-Thon!Are you a writer or wannabe? Come to a rousing, no-holds-barred Write-a-Thon to get (or keep)your writer’s blood flowing. This Write-a-Thon, led by Writing Salon teachers Jenny Pritchett andJane Underwood, will give you a jam-packed, fast-paced writing workout. Via lots of timed writingexercises, you’ll plunge…into YOUR OWN WRITING. No more procrastinating, hemming orhawing. Just DOING. Having fun. And meeting other like-minded writers. Plus coffee, tea, andmunchies for all. Capacity is limited to 15. Please arrive by 6:15 pm. writingsalons.comThe Writing Salon720 York St. #720$1018+Jenny Pritchett is the former managing editorof Fourteen Hills and teaches Introduction toCreative Writing, Personal Essays, and FlashFiction at the Writing Salon.Writing Salon founder Jane Underwood hasbeen teaching, and writing poetry and prose,for 40 years. She leads year-round “RoundRobin” classes at the Writing Salon.7 PMModern Tales from the HeartlandAll roads leading to the American Dream do not necessarily end up at the same place. Some passthrough isolation, some through the heartland of family, some through secrets kept and revealed,and some pass it by and head toward community, thinking the American Dream is a little behindthe times.Emerald Tablet80 Fresno St.$5 at the doorAll Ages ♿Beth Nguyen teaches literature and creativewriting in San Francisco, where she lives withher husband and their two children. Amongher honors are a PEN/Jerard Fund Award andan American Book Award. She is author of thememoir Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, as well asthe novels Short Girls and Pioneer Girl.Christina Nichol grew up in the Bay Areaand received her MFA from the University ofFlorida. She won a Rona Jaffe Writer’s Awardin 2012, and has taught English in India, SouthKorea, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, and the republicof Georgia. Waiting for Electricity is herdebut novel.Stuart Rojastaczer was born in Milwaukee,WI, and was a professor of geophysics atDuke University. He has written for TheNew York Times and Washington Post.Publishers Weekly described his novel,The Mathematician’s Shiva, as a “hugelyentertaining debut.”18


SATURDAYO 11C T O B E R8 PMDrivel: Litquake’s Book LaunchCo-presented by The Writers’ Grotto / Hosted beer bar courtesy of Pacific Brewing LaboratoryJoin Litquake and The Grotto for the official launch of Drivel, a new collection of wordy, overwrought,insipid writing by America’s most beloved authors and artists, edited by award-winningjournalist and radio producer Julia Scott. Based on Litquake’s wildly popular Regreturature stageshows, Drivel eagerly shares with the world this uplifting bit of humorous voyeurism that remindsus all that sometimes, early writing can just suck ass. Tonight, select Drivel contributors brave theirsouls and come forth to share some of their crappiest early work. Thanks to these courageous butfoolhardy writers, you’ll discover the real meaning of a work-in-progress. DJ Toph One spins themusic. Emceed by Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware, with book sales and signings to follow.Z Space450 Florida St.$12 advance / $15 at the door21+ ♿Po Bronson is the author of seven books offiction and nonfiction, most recently Top Dog:The Science of Winning and Losing. He is afounder of the Writers’ Grotto.Andrew Sean Greer is recipient of the NewYork Public Library Young Lions Award, theO.Henry Award for short fiction, and fellowshipsfrom the National Endowment for the Arts andthe New York Public Library. His latest novel isThe Impossible Lives of Greta Wells.Tupelo Hassman has been published inPortland Review Literary Journal, ZYZZYVA,100 Word Story, FiveChapters.com, andInvisible City Audio Tours. Her debut novelis Girlchild (FSG, 2012).Joe Loya is an essayist, playwright, filmmaker,actor, radio and TV commentator, and author ofthe memoir The Man Who Outgrew His PrisonCell: Confessions of a Bank Robber, and theprison zombie apocalypse novel The Red Mile.His essays have appeared in the Los AngelesTimes, Washington Post, and McSweeney’s.Wendy MacNaughton is an illustrator anda graphic journalist based in San Francisco.She has illustrated several books includingMeanwhile in San Francisco, Lost Cat: A TrueStory of Love, Desperation & GPS Technology(with Caroline Paul), and Pen & Ink (with IsaacFitzgerald).Joshua Mohr is the bestselling author of fournovels, including Damascus, which The NewYork Times called “Beat-poet cool.” He hasalso written Fight Song, Some Things thatMeant the World to Me, and Termite Parade.His novel All This Life is due out May 2015from Counterpoint/Soft Skull.Peter Orner is author of Esther Stories, TheSecond Coming of Mavala Shikongo, Love andShame and Love, and his newest collection,Last Car Over the Sagamore Bridge, hailed bythe Chicago Tribune as “storytelling mastery.”Julia Scott is an award-winning radio producer,journalist and essayist who has reported fromacross the U.S. and Canada. Her stories haveappeared in The New York Times, ModernFarmer, Nautilus, Salon, and on PRI’s Marketplaceand NPR. @juliascribe.Ellen Sussman is the bestselling author of fournovels: A Wedding in Provence, The ParadiseGuest House, French Lessons, and On a NightLike This.DJ Toph One has spent the last 20+ yearsspinning funk, punk, hip-hop, and jazz vinyl everywherefrom dive bars to city parks, warehouseparties, rooftops, and street fairs. Once a year,he leads his TeamWino bike club from SF to LAas part of AIDS/Lifecycle, and he was a columnistand senior writer with XLR8R magazine.19


O C T O B E R12SUNDAY11 AM–6:15 PMOff the Richter ScaleSunday’s Richter Scale sessions at the Hotel Rex feature panel discussions in which authorsdebate the questions of the day. What is the real San Francisco? Why do people think it’s lame foradults to read YA? Is hybrid publishing the wave of the future? And why are history books gettingit wrong? Book sales and signings follow each session.Hotel Rex562 Sutter St.FREEAll Ages ♿12:30–1:45 PM Our City, Ourselves: Different Faces of San FranciscoThere’s so much more to The City than the tourist guides. While San Francisco hums with energyand dabbles in brilliance, for the poor and the artistic, life can still be a struggle. And yet, it’s theplace we love in spite of the challenges, as these authors will attest.Angi Brzycki is a Bernal Heights residentand non-practicing librarian converted into anartist/writer. Her book Love Letter began asa project in which she typed a love letter,made 100 copies and inserted them in theSF Weekly on Wednesdays.John Goins has worked as a dishwasher,library clerk, gardener, English teacher inIstanbul, telephone solicitor, phlebotomist,and lab assistant. He also wrote briefly forthe newspaper Central City Extra. A Portraitin the Tenderloin is his first novel.Gary Kamiya was co-founder and longtimeexecutive editor of Salon. He is now executiveeditor of San Francisco magazine and also writesa weekly history column for the San FranciscoChronicle. His book Cool Gray City of Love: 49Views of San Francisco has been a NorthernCalifornia bestseller for more than a year.Country rock bass player/vocalist/band leaderCarol Newman has made music with TexWilliams, Dave Dudley, members of the Byrds,and Kris Kristofferson’s band. She spent thelast ten years writing her memoir RadicalFeminist in a Topless Band.2 PM Hybrid Publishing Models: A Writer’s Dream?There’s the old publishing model, the new e-publishing model, and now we have a new one toconsider: blending the best of the old with elements of the new. With all these tools at ourdisposal, why doesn’t everyone publish a book?April Eberhardt, a “literary change agent,”advises and assists authors as they choosethe best pathway to publication, be it indieor traditional, digital or print. She serves asan industry advocate for establishing qualitystandards for non-traditionally published work,and after founding her own literary agency in2011, began representing clients worldwide.Evette Davis is author of Woman King, thefirst installment in the Dark Horse Trilogy,and founder of Flesh & Bone, an independentpublishing imprint. Her work has beenpublished in the San Francisco Chronicle,Book Country, and Searching for Superwoman.evettedavis.com, @SFEvetteKristen Harnisch is author of the debut novel,The Vintner’s Daughter, first in a series aboutthe changing vineyard world in the late 19thcentury. The novel was traditionally publishedby HarperCollins Canada and partner-publishedby She Writes Press.20


O C T O B E R12SUNDAY1 PMBoris Fishman and Molly Antopol atContemporary Jewish MuseumThe New York Times postulated, “Is there room in American fiction for another brilliant, young émigréwriter?” Decide for yourself as CJM pairs the acclaimed literary talents of Boris Fishman and MollyAntopol for a reading and conversation about literature, humor, and 21st-century Jewish transnationalism.Discussion moderated by the CJM’s Janine Okmin. Book sales and signing will follow.Contemporary Jewish Museum736 Mission St.$10 includes museum admissionAll Ages ♿Molly Antopol teaches writing at StanfordUniversity, and is author of The UnAmericansstory collection. A recipient of the NationalBook Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, sheholds an MFA from Columbia University andlives in San Francisco.Boris Fishman was born in the former SovietUnion. His journalism, essays, and criticismhave appeared in The New Yorker, The NewYork Times Magazine, and other publications.A Replacement Life is his first novel.22


SUNDAY12O C T O B E R1 PMLitquake in the CastroOutstanding writers from the LGBT community read from their work in the heart of theCastro, the world’s gay mecca. In partnership with Magnet, a community center fundedby the San Francisco AIDS Foundation.Magnet4122 18th St.FREEAll Ages ♿Carolina De Robertis is the award-winning,internationally bestselling author of the novelsThe Invisible Mountain, Perla, and The Godsof Tango (forthcoming in 2015). Her work hasbeen translated into 16 languages.Kevin Fisher-Paulson is author of A Songfor Lost Angels. He lives with his husbandBrian and their two sons in San Francisco,serves as Captain of the Sheriff’s HonorGuard, and contributes to NPR.Jason K. Friedman won the Mary McCarthyPrize in Short Fiction for his new book ofstories, Fire Year. His work has appearedin The New York Times and is forthcomingin Mission at Tenth.Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives inNapa. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she hasalso published a novel, Lost Sister. Hercollection of short stories, Survival Skills,was short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award.Leslie L. Smith is author of Sally FieldCan Play the Transsexual. He’s produced,written, and directed independent film andoff-Broadway, and edited Leaving TheRest: Gay Men on Alcoholism, Addictionand Recovery. sallynovel.comRenate Stendhal is an award-winning writer(Gertrude Stein in Words and Pictures),writing coach, and relationship expert. Herlatest book is Lesbian Marriage: A Love &Sex Forever Kit, written with her partner of28 years, Kim Chernin. renatestendhal.comKat Marie Yoas is a writer, comedic healer,candlemaker of Stevie Wicks, zany performer,and woman about town in San Francisco.She has performed her work across theU.S. and Europe.23


O C T O B E R12SUNDAY1 PMStories From Home: NoViolet Bulawayo andChinelo Okparanta in ConversationCo-sponsored by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant from the James Irvine FoundationJoin Litquake and the Museum of the African Diaspora for a sure-to-be fascinating conversationbetween Nigerian author Chinelo Okparanta and Zimbabwean author NoViolet Bulawayo. Astransnational writers who both emigrated to the United States in their youth, Okparanta andBulawayo interrogate the meaning of home and writing across continents as they redefinediaspora literature for a new generation. Moderated by Sarah Ladipo Manyika.Z Space450 Florida St.$10 / $8 for MoAD members (membership card required at door)All Ages ♿NoViolet Bulawayo is winner of the 2011Caine Prize for African Writing and a recipientof the 5 under 35 Award from the NationalBook Foundation. Her first novel, We NeedNew Names, was shortlisted for the 2013Man Booker Prize. She is currently a WallaceStegner Fellow at Stanford University.MoAD Board member Sarah Ladipo Manyika(moderator) was raised in Nigeria and holds aPh.D. from U.C. Berkeley. Her writing includesessays, academic papers, book reviews, shortstories, and the novel In Dependence,published by Legend Press. She currentlyteaches literature at SFSU.Born in Nigeria, Chinelo Okparanta is authorof Happiness, Like Water. A 2014 O. HenryPrize winner, and a 2014 Lambda LiteraryAward winner for Fiction, she was a finalistfor the 2014 New York Public Young LionsFiction Award and for the 2014 RolexMentors and Protégés Arts Initiative.Her stories have appeared in Granta,The New Yorker, Tin House, Subtropics,and The Kenyon Review.2:30 PMWriting Salon Write-A-Thon!Are you a writer or wannabe? Great! Then come to a rousing, no-holds-barred Write-a-Thon toget (or keep) your writer’s blood flowing. This Write-a-Thon, led by Writing Salon teachers BenJackson and Jane Underwood, will give you a jam-packed, fast-paced writing workout. Via lots oftimed writing exercises, you’ll plunge…into YOUR OWN WRITING. No more procrastinating,hemming or hawing. Just DOING. Having fun. And meeting other like-minded writers. Plus coffee,tea, and munchies for all. Capacity is limited to 15. Please arrive by 2:15 pm. writingsalons.comThe Writing Salon720 York St. #720$1018+24


SUNDAY12O C T O B E RBen Jackson has taught poetry to studentsfrom the second grade through college. Heteaches journaling and poetry writing classes atthe Writing Salon.Writing Salon founder Jane Underwood hasbeen teaching and writing poetry and prose for40 years. She leads year-round “Round Robin”classes at the Writing Salon.3 PMThe Best American Nonrequired ReadingThis annual collection compiles the country’s best fiction, journalism, essays, comics, and humor,and introduces a large readership to dozens of new writers and publications. The Best AmericanNonrequired Reading committee—comprising students from dozens of different high schools—meets nearly every week of the year to read, debate, and compile this offbeat yet vital anthology.The 2014 edition is edited by Daniel Handler, aka Lemony Snicket, who emcees this categorydefyingevent, along with special guests Adam Johnson and Andrew Altschul.“If you need to fall in love with reading again—or just want a reminder that high school studentsdeserve a lot more than their reading lists give them—then this is the book for you.” —Bust magazineZ Space450 Florida St.FREEAll Ages ♿Daniel Handler is author of the novels WhyWe Broke Up, Adverbs, The Basic Eight,and Watch Your Mouth. As Lemony Snicket,he is author of several unpleasant stories,including those in the bestselling A Series ofUnfortunate Events and The Lump of Coal.Andrew Altschul is author of the novelsLady Lazarus and Deus Ex Machina, andhas contributed to Esquire, Ploughshares,McSweeney’s, and anthologies includingBest New American Voices and O. HenryPrize Stories. He currently directs the Centerfor Literary Arts at San José State University.Adam Johnson is an associate professor increative writing at Stanford University. He isauthor of the short story collection Emporium,and the novels Parasites Like Us and TheOrphan Master’s Son, which won the 2013Pulitzer Prize. His fiction has appeared inEsquire, GQ, Playboy, Harper’s, and TheBest American Short Stories. He and hiswife Stephanie live in San Francisco withtheir three children.25


O C T O B E R12SUNDAY3 PMModern Times Bookstore Collective’s43rd Birthday RallyModern Times Bookstore Collective fulfills its mission of keeping dissident ideas in circulationby stocking cutting-edge poetry, political writing, and cultural criticism, and hosting outspokenauthors, artists and activists. Join this afternoon open house featuring old and new friends ofSan Francisco’s most radical/progressive bookseller, and who knows—you might even helpchange the world.Modern Times Bookstore2919 24th St.FREEAll Ages ♿7 PMNaked Truth: real.stories.liveMill Valley Library’s true storytelling series returns with an amazing lineup sharing tales on thetheme “The Phoenix: Stories of Rising from the Ashes.” Sit back, enjoy a glass of wine, andwatch as the Library is transformed into a venue for real people telling real-life stories. Winereception begins at 6:30 pm for registered guests. Online registration recommended atmillvalleylibrary.net/nakedtruth.Mill Valley Library, Main Reading Room375 Throckmorton Ave., Mill ValleyFREE14+ ♿Nato Green, named San Francisco’s BestComedian by SF Weekly and HuffingtonPost, performs weekly at The Business.natogreen.comJosh Healey, writer, performer, andcreative activist, has been featured in TheNew York Times and San Francisco Chronicle,and is a regular on NPR’s Snap Judgment.joshhealey.orgBill Katovsky is author of a dozen booksincluding Embedded: The Media At War InIraq, an oral history with 60 journalists, whichwas awarded Harvard’s Goldsmith Book Prize.Joyce Lee is an internationally known poet,educator, and frequent storyteller on NPR’sSnap Judgment. missjoycelee.blogspot.comEve Pell is an investigative reporter and authorof the nationally acclaimed We Used to Ownthe Bronx: Memoirs of a Former Debutante.weusedtoownthebronx.com26


MONDAY13O C T O B E R3 PMFirst-Time Authors Reveal AllIn partnership with the Foundation Center, the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy,fundraising, and grant programsDebut authors share the inspirational and informative true stories behind their paths to publication,including one of the biggest book launches of the year, and a novel published using crowdsourcingfunding. Learn about the many options available to authors today. Bring questions.Foundation Center312 Sutter St., 2nd FloorFREE / advance registration required at http://bit.ly/1qIcryBAll Ages ♿Kris Calvin, educated in economics andpsychology at Stanford and U.C. Berkeley, isCEO of a small nonprofit. A past elected official,she says politics is her hobby and her curse.One Murder More is her first published novel.Amrit Chima is a short story writer and authorof the novel Darshan, an IndieReader selectionfor quality literary fiction. She also curates theSan Francisco reading series anthology.amritchima.comJohn Goins is author of A Portrait in theTenderloin (Ithuriel’s Spear). Born inWashington D.C., he has worked as alibrary clerk, dishwasher, lab assistant,gardener, and English teacher in Istanbul.Edan Lepucki is author of the novel California.A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshopand staff writer for The Millions, she haspublished her short fiction in McSweeney’sand Narrative, among other publications.5 PMDigi.lit: The Digital PublishingRevolution, Finally ExplainedIn partnership with the Foundation Center, the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy,fundraising, and grant programsThe world of publishing is changing rapidly due to the digital revolution. That’s why each yearLitquake produces digi.lit, the highly praised digital literature conference. At this miniature versionof the conference, you’ll get the latest insider’s scoop, plus learn essential information forpublishing an ebook.Foundation Center312 Sutter Street, 2nd FloorFREE / advance registration required at http://bit.ly/1qL8ZneAll Ages ♿29


O C T O B E R13MONDAYKate Chynoweth leads the self-publishingdivision at Girl Friday Productions, where sheis executive editor. Her publications includethe bestselling how-to book The BridesmaidGuide and a half dozen other projects.girlfridayproductions.comEileen Gittins is founder and CEO of theBlurb indie publishing platform, whichenables anyone to independently publish,share, market, and distribute their workin print or digital books.Jay A. Hartman founded Untreed Readsin 2008 as a way to promote ebooks, withan emphasis on independent authors andpublishers. He’s also the author of theupcoming mystery series, The StageManager Mysteries.Ted Weinstein is a veteran literary agentwho represents many leading journalists,academics, and nonfiction authors in bothprint and digital forms.6:30 PMBeing With Death:The Art of Dying in the Modern AgeWhile death seems a taboo subject, most of us hope for a peaceful passing. But how do wemake that happen without talking about it? Doctors, patients, hospice workers and more arenow trying to slow medicine down, to give us time to reflect, avoid unnecessary interventions,and have compassionate care. Join us for as four Bay Area authors discuss these issues throughtheir personal narratives, with each of their stories going deep into life’s large moments to askhow we can approach the end of life in the best way possible. A Q&A and book sales will follow,with wine available for purchase.Fouladi Projects Gallery1803 Market St.$521+ ♿Katy Butler is a former San FranciscoChronicle reporter and former finalist for aNational Magazine Award. Her first book,Knocking on Heaven’s Door, was an instantnational bestseller, one of The New York Times’100 Notable Books of 2013, and released inpaperback this year.Victoria Colliver (moderator) has been writingabout health for the San Francisco Chroniclesince 2001, focusing on the health careindustry, health policy, and cancer. Beforejoining the Chronicle, she worked for the SanFrancisco Examiner, Oakland Tribune, andStockton Record.Sheila Himmel is co-author, with Fran Smith,of Changing the Way We Die: CompassionateEnd-of-Life Care and the Hospice Movement.A James Beard Award-winning food writer, sheco-authored Hungry: A Mother and DaughterFight Anorexia.Elizabeth Scarboro is author of the memoirMy Foreign Cities, which won the 2014Chautauqua Prize. Her essays have appeared inthe Bellevue Literary Review and The NewYork Times.Monica Wesolowska is author of HoldingSilvan: A Brief Life, which was named a BestBook of 2013 by Library Journal and TheBoston Globe. A frequent speaker at hospitals,she teaches writing at U.C. BerkeleyExtension.30


MONDAY13O C T O B E R6:30 PMInto the WildernessThe Wilderness Act celebrates its 50th anniversary this fall. While nature needs protection nowmore than ever, the means for attaining it remain problematic, cutting to the heart of how we live.Tonight’s presentation features four esteemed writers who investigate diverse dimensions ofwilderness and its discontents. Expect new information as well as fresh perspectives.Brower Center2150 Allston Way, BerkeleyFREEAll Ages ♿Professor Peter Alagona is author of overthree dozen publications in the areas ofenvironmental history, geography, philosophy,and policy—including After the Grizzly:Endangered Species and the Politics ofPlace in California (U.C. Press, 2013).Dr. Tony Barnosky studies how environmentalchange such as global warming affects ecosystemsand evolution. Current projects focus onbiogeography and biodiversity of mammals.Dodging Extinction: Power, Food, Money, andthe Future of Life on Earth was released in 2014.Mary Ellen Hannibal is a Stanford MediaFellow and author of The Spine of theContinent: The Race to Save America’sLast, Best Wilderness.Nathan Sayre is Associate Professorand Chair of Geography at U.C. Berkeley.He is writing a book on the history ofrange science and rangeland ecologyfor University of Chicago Press.31


O C T O B E R13MONDAY6:30 PMI Watched the World…30 Years After BrautiganCo-presented by The Bancroft Library, proud repository of a significant collection of RichardBrautigan’s papersIf you are thinking about something that happened a long time ago:Somebody asked you a question and you did not know the answer.That is my name.— Richard Brautigan, In Watermelon SugarThirty years after Richard Brautigan’s passing, friends Joanne Kyger, Michael McClure and DavidMeltzer, and family members Ianthe Brautigan-Swensen and Paul Swensen gather in discussionwith poet and U.C. professor Robert Hass, to recall the man and the writer whose works (TroutFishing in America, The Pill Versus the Springhill Mine Disaster) were synonymous with thecultural awakening of the 1960s in San Francisco. Created and screened solely for this event willalso be Paul Swensen’s short film You Will Have Unreal Recollections of Me, using interviews aswell as unique images from the collection of Brautigan’s daughter Ianthe.Morrison Library101 Doe Library, U.C. Berkeley campusFREEAll Ages ♿Ianthe Brautigan-Swensen is an Americanwriter and daughter of late author RichardBrautigan. Her parents separated when she wastwo and she spent most of her young life withher father. Her first book You Can’t Catch Death:A Daughter’s Memoir has been translated intoSwedish, German, and Russian, and will soonbe available from Audible.com. She teachesat Sonoma State University in the HutchinsSchool of Liberal Studies.Robert Hass has been a U.S. Poet Laureate,Pulitzer Prize recipient, and MacArthur Fellow, andis co-author, with Edward O. Wilson, of the recentbook The Poetic Species.Joanne Kyger is a prominent figure in California’spoetry scene, and is influenced by her practice ofZen Buddhism and her ties to the poets of BlackMountain, the San Francisco Renaissance, and theBeat Generation. Her recent collections include2012 and About Now: Collected Poems from theNational Poetry Foundation, with On Timeforthcoming (City Lights, 2015). She teaches atNaropa University’s Summer Writing program.Michael McClure is a living legend, a centralfigure of the Beat Generation, and one of thepoets who participated in the famous Six Galleryreading which marked the public debut of AllenGinsberg’s landmark poem Howl. McClurecollaborated with Wallace Berman and BruceConner, was associated with San Francisco’spsychedelic counterculture, and at age 81continues to reach new audiences through hispoetry, plays, and performance. His recentpublications include Of Indigo and Saffron:New and Selected Poems (U.C. Press),Mysteriosos and other poems (New Directions),and Ghost Tantras (City Lights).David Meltzer is a teacher and author of over40 books of poetry and prose. Titles includeDavid’s Copy: Selected Poems (Penguin Poets)and When I was a Poet (City Lights PocketPoets # 60.) He’s also edited various anthologiesincluding San Francisco Beat: Talking WithThe Poets (City Lights), Writing Jazz (MercuryHouse), and The Secret Garden: Anthology ofthe Classical Kabbalah (Station Hill). In 2011 hereceived the SF Bay Guardian award for LifetimeAchievement.Paul Swensen has worked in the Bay Area for20 years as a filmmaker, and has written andproduced several award-winning television seriesand commercials. His upcoming documentaryabout Richard Brautigan, Here Is SomethingBeautiful, (Etc., co-directed by Anthony Lucero,is scheduled for release in 2015.32


MONDAY13O C T O B E R6:30 PMThe Heyday of Malcolm:A Tribute to Malcolm MargolinNo one has impacted the storied history of Bay Area publishing more than Malcolm Margolin,publisher of Heyday Books, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Margolin is an icon ofalternative publishing, with hundreds of titles to his credit focusing on Native Americans, nature,politics and more. Tonight we pay tribute to the man the National Endowment for the Humanitiescalled a “national treasure.” With surprise guests to be announced.Book Club of California312 Sutter St.FREEAll Ages ♿Kim Bancroft (emcee) is author of The Heydayof Malcolm Margolin: The Damn Good Timesof a Fiercely Independent Publisher. She hasalso edited several books, including LiteraryIndustries: Chasing a Vanishing West, writtenby her great-great-grandfather, Hubert HoweBancroft; Ariel: A Memoir, by Ariel Parkinson;The Morning the Sun Went Down, by DarrylWilson; and Ruth’s Journey: A Survivor’sMemoir, by Ruth Gold.L. Frank is the nom d’arte of L. FrankManriquez, a Tongva-Acjachemen artist,writer, tribal scholar, cartoonist, and indigenouslanguage activist. She is the author of FirstFamilies: A Photographic History of CaliforniaIndians, and her artwork has been exhibitedwidely.Andrew Lam is an editor with New AmericaMedia and author of Perfume Dreams:Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora andEast Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres.His latest book, Birds of Paradise Lost, waspublished in March 2013.A product of the California public educationsystem, Rebecca Solnit is a columnist atHarper’s, a frequent contributor to the politicalsite Tomdispatch.com, and the author of 16books, including the upcoming Encyclopediaof Trouble and Spaciousness.Oscar Villalon is managing editor of theSan Francisco literary journal ZYZZYVA,which celebrates its 30th anniversary in2015. The former book editor at the SanFrancisco Chronicle, he lives with hisfamily in the Mission District.Charlie Winton is publisher of CounterpointPress. In 1976 he founded Publisher’s GroupWest (PGW), and in 1994 created a sistercorporation, Avalon Publishing Group. Winton’slatest venture, Counterpoint LLC, was createdconcurrently with the sale of Avalon by acquiringand merging three independent publishers:Counterpoint Press, Shoemaker & Hoard,and Soft Skull Press.Paul Yamazaki has been the principal buyerat City Lights Booksellers for 30 years. He hasserved on the boards of the Council of LiteraryMagazines & Presses, Small Press Distributionand the Kearny Street Workshop, and hasworked with the National Endowment for theArts, California Arts Council, and many others.33


O C T O B E R13MONDAY7 PMWord for Word: Alice Munro’s “Free Radicals”San Francisco’s legendary Word for Word performing ensemble brings to life the Alice Munroshort story “Free Radicals,” from her story collection Too Much Happiness. In this “Off the Page”staged reading, we find Nita, who misses her husband and is tired of the ministrations of her wellmeaningfriends, when a sudden visit tests her mettle. This is an AEA approved staged reading.Conversation with audience to follow. Directed by Joel Mullennix. Seating is limited to 66 total.NOH Space2840 Mariposa St.$15 suggested donationAll Ages ♿Alice Munro has received many accolades,including the W.H. Smith Prize, NationalBook Circle Critics Award, PEN/MalamudAward for Excellence in Short Fiction,Lannan Literary Award, CommonwealthWriters’ Prize, and the Rea Award for theShort Story. She published the short-storycollection Too Much Happiness in 2009.At age 82, Munro was awarded the 2013Nobel Prize in Literature. She retired fromwriting that same year.7 PMOriginal Shorts: Plan CSix short story authors take on the challenge of writing an original short story using the theme“Plan C.” Stories about post-fallback-plan fallback plans.The Make-Out Room3325 22nd St.$521+ ♿Word for Word, a program of Z Space, is anensemble whose mission is to tell great storieswith elegant theatricality, staging performancesof classic and contemporary fiction. Foundedin 1993 by Susan Harloe and JoAnne Winter,Word for Word believes in the power of theshort story to provide solace, compassion,and insight into our daily lives.Cast:Sheila Balter* Stephanie Hunt*Patrick Kelly Jones* Nancy Shelby*Patricia Silver* JoAnne Winter*(*member, Actors Equity Association)Diane Cook is author of Man V. Nature:Stories. Her fiction has been published inHarper’s, Granta, Tin House, Zoetrope, andelsewhere. She used to be a producer forNPR’s This American Life.Mark Cronin is author of the short storycollection Gigantic Failures and the chapbookDear Ghost of My Love. He lives in Oakland.Paul Donohue, author of Half Dead Road Kill,has had fiction published in the BerkeleyFiction Review, Terminus, Portland Review,Chicago Quarterly Review, and elsewhere.Born in Pittsburgh, he lives in the Mission.Thaisa Frank is author, most recently, ofHeidegger’s Glasses (translated into tenlanguages) and Enchantment (Best Books,San Francisco Chronicle, 2012). FindingYour Writer’s Voice (St. Martin’s Press) willbe an ebook later this year.34


MONDAY13O C T O B E RStephen D. Gutierrez is author, most recently,of The Mexican Man In His Backyard, Storiesand Essays (Roan Press). Elements won theFC2 Nilon Award, and Live From Fresno y Losan American Book Award.Tim Pratt has written award-winning storiesfor The Best American Short Stories, TheYear’s Best Fantasy, and other nice places.He tweets as @timpratt and babbles attimpratt.org.7:30 PMQuiet LightningThe Quiet Lightning literary series returns to Litquake for the fifth year, presenting a blindsubmission-basedliterary mixtape which features all forms of writing without introductions orbanter. This show is performed live once, and published in a book handed out to the first 100people. Presented in conjunction with ArtSpan and SOMArts, whose annual SF Open Studiosand Day of the Dead exhibitions are on view during the event. Since 2009, Quiet Lightning hasfeatured over 400 emerging and well-known authors, and published 57 books. Watch or read atquietlightning.org. Ice-cold draft beers courtesy of Lagunitas Brewing Co.SOMArts934 Brannan St.$10 at the door21+ ♿Sally Ashton is a poet, writer, teacher, andeditor of DMQ Review, an online journalfeaturing poetry and art. Someday you canfollow her at sallyashton.com. Until someday,find a bit of news buried there.Pablo Baeza is a writer, activist, educator,and habitual flaneur. A Programs Assistantfor 826 Valencia, Pablo also enjoys singing,archetypes, multi-day train rides, honestcommunication, and The Little Prince.pabloandresbaeza.tumblr.comPeter (Thomas) Bullen, Berkeley hairdresser,writes prose poems, short fiction, and isworking on a novel. He enjoys a happycollision between the tender and thepreposterous, on the page, and in lifegenerally. wetriedourbest.wordpress.comLinette Escobar is a Portuguese-Americanwho has published in pretty places likeBabilonia, sPARKLE & bLINK, and Transfer.She is writing a memoir about being a tsunamivolunteer in Thailand and is a licensed poet.Shideh Etaat is a writer and educator livingin San Francisco. A poet at heart, Shideh hascompleted her first novel about a love triangle,Jews in Iran, and other strange and wonderfulthings.Kate Folk holds an MFA from the Universityof San Francisco. Her fiction has appearedmost recently in Hobart, Colorado Review,and Puerto del Sol. katefolk.comCo-founder of BEYONDEEP Productions,Kei X. Griot is a poet, performer, filmmaker,and erotic artist. BEYONDEEP is currentlyworking on an independent, feature lengthdocumentary, Dreams in Black Space.See the trailer on YouTube.Avren Keating graduated from SFSU witha BA in Creative Writing, and is using it tostudy ghosts. When she isn’t ghost-bustingor cooking, Avren teaches poetry and fictionto kids after school.Rose Linke is an artist and writer based inOakland. Her work has been spotted at theZERO1 Biennial, alongside FICTILIS, oninknode.com, and within THE THING Quarterly.Sara Marinelli grew up in Italy. Like herheart, her writing is split between Englishand Italian. Her work has appeared in severalItalian publications and in New AmericanWriting. She teaches literature at USF.wetriedourbest.wordpress.com35


O C T O B E R13MONDAYKaren Penley makes up stuff so life feels fun.It’s also a good outlet for her pent-up frustrationand anger. She has a solo show, feral girl.karenpenley.comJill Tomasetti teaches preschool and readslots of picture books. She is a co-founder ofDrop Leaf Press from which her poetrycollection PRIMA VERA is forthcoming. Sheearned her MA from SFSU. jilltomasetti.comChloé Veylit likes the ocean but is stillafraid of big waves. In Chloé’s family, thesaying goes: horse dies, woman pulls plow.freightweight.tumblr.comKai Carlson-Wee was winner of this year’sEditors’ Prize in Poetry by The MissouriReview. A former Wallace Stegner Fellow,he is a Jones Lecturer in poetry at StanfordUniversity.8 PMPorchlight Storytelling:Brushes with the Other Side of FameA very special Litquake edition of the Bay Area’s long-running Porchlight series, now in its14th year! Founded by co-hosts Arline Klatte and Beth Lisick, this hilariously entertaining seriescontinues to draw capacity crowds each month at the Verdi Club and Hemlock Tavern. Previous“Porchquake” collaborations have featured everyone from Amber Tamblyn and Exene Cervenkato Michael Tolkin, Jill Soloway, Martin Cruz Smith, Dave Eggers, Michael Ian Black, and Boo,“the cutest dog in the world.” Doors open at 7 pm. With music by Marc Capelle.Verdi Club2424 Mariposa St.$20 advance / $25 at the door21+ ♿Antonia Crane is a writer, performer and authorof the new memoir Spent (Barnacle Books/RareBird Lit). She’s a columnist on The Rumpus andeditor at The Weeklings and The Citron Review.Her work can be found in Playboy, Cosmopolitan,PANK magazine, Slake: Los Angeles, LosAngeles Review, and several anthologies.Caitlin Doughty is a Los Angeles-basedmortician, death theorist, and founder of thewebsite The Order of the Good Death. She isauthor of the new book Smoke Gets in YourEyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory.Owen Egerton is author of How Best toAvoid Dying and Everyone Says That at theEnd of the World. As a screenwriter, he’swritten for Fox, Warner Brothers, and Disneystudios. He also mocks movies with MasterPancake Theater, and has been voted BestAuthor five times by the Austin Chronicle.Jennifer Longo is author of the debut novelSix Feet Over (Random House, 2014). Sheis a two-time Irene Ryan Best Actor awardrecipient, and a Kennedy Center AmericanCollege Theatre Festival Best Full LengthScript honoree for her play, Frozen. A recentSan Francisco transplant, Jennifer lives withher husband and daughter in Seattle.Joshua Safran is an attorney and author ofthe memoir Free Spirit: Growing Up On theRoad and Off the Grid, which reveals hisremarkable childhood—born into a coven ofwitches, hitchhiking with his mother acrossthe American West, living in an ice creamtruck, and surviving his violent alcoholicCentral American guerilla fighter stepfather.Wendy Spero is an actress, comedian, writer,and author of the book Microthrills: TrueStories from a Life of Small Highs. She hasperformed on NPR, Comedy Central, VH1,NBC, and the Food Network. Her most recentone-woman show is Who’s Your Daddy?wendyspero.comFrances Stroh is author of the forthcomingmemoir Beer Money, which traces herDetroit brewing family’s decline from thethird largest brewer in the U.S. (45 brandsincluding Stroh’s, Schlitz, and Old Milwaukee)to flat broke in 16 years.36


MONDAY13O C T O B E R8 PMFrom Austen to Room to Frog Music:Emma Donoghue’s Literary LifeBestselling author Emma Donoghue discusses her latest novel Frog Music, a murder mystery setin 19th century San Francisco, which The New Yorker described as being “alive...brimming withsin and music.” In conversation with Jewelle Gomez.Z Space450 Florida St.$25 includes hardback copy of Frog MusicAll Ages ♿Named for Jane Austen’s heroine in Emma,Emma Donoghue is author of more thana dozen books available in 40 languages,including the international bestselling thrillerRoom, which was shortlisted for the ManBooker and Orange Prize. Born in Irelandand now settled in Canada, she is currentlyat the top of her game.Jewelle Gomez is author of seven booksincluding the double Lambda Literary Awardwinning,Black vampire novel The Gilda Stories,in print since 1991. Her play Waiting forGiovanni looked at an imagined moment inthe life of James Baldwin, and premiered in2011 at New Conservatory Theatre Company.Her play about blues singer Alberta Hunteropens in 2015.37


O C T O B E R14TUESDAY6 PMLitquake Pig Out: Sausages and SyrahThis event brings you behind the scenes at 4505 Meats, as classically trained chef Ryan Farrshares his passion for artisanal, whole-beast butchery and whole animal utilization, and givesa demo of his sausage making techniques. Ryan and his wife Cesalee founded 4505 Meats in2009 to teach intensive butchery classes for home cooks. 4505 Meats has since grown toencompass a full-service butcher shop, restaurant, farmers’ market presence, and line of artisanalsausages. Attendance limited to 25.4505 Meats Commissary160 14th St.$20 includes glass of wine and sausage tasting21+ ♿Ryan Farr is a former Michelin Star restaurateur, co-owner of 4505Meats, and author of Whole Beast Butchery and the newly releasedSausage Making: The Definitive Guide with Recipes.6 PMRADAR Reading SeriesRADAR Productions is a San Francisco-based nonprofit that gives voice to innovative queer and outsiderwriters and artists whose work authentically reflects the LGBTQA community’s diverse experiences.A night of readings followed by audience discussion and cookies. Emceed by Virgie Tovar.SFPL Main LibraryLatino Reading Room100 Larkin St.FREEAll Ages ♿Mindy Chateauvert is an activist and historianlocated in Washington, D.C. and New Orleans.Her newest book is Sex Workers Unite! A Historyof the Movement from Stonewall to Slutwalk.Ann Friedman is a culture critic and magazinejournalist who contributes to NYmag.com,The New Republic, NewYorker.com, ELLE,Rolling Stone, Los Angeles magazine,Newsweek, and The Gentlewoman, amongothers. She lives in Los Angeles.MariNaomi is the author and illustrator ofthe award-winning graphic memoir Kiss & Tell:A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (HarperPerennial, 2011), the upcoming booksDragon’s Breath and Other True Stories andTurning Japanese (2D Cloud), and her selfpublishedzine, Estrus Comics (1998 to 2009).She splits her time between San Franciscoand Los Angeles.Thomas Page McBee is a “masculinity expert”for Vice and writes the column “Self-MadeMan” for The Rumpus. His essays andreportage have appeared in The New YorkTimes, TheAtlantic.com, Salon,and Buzzfeed.Man Alive is his new memoir published byCity Lights/Sister Spit.38


TUESDAY14O C T O B E R6 PMTalking booksXdesignSponsored by Chronicle Books / Co-presented by AIGA San Francisco chapterA roundtable discussion of contemporary book design, in conjunction with the booksXdesignexhibit on display throughout the Litquake festival. Exhibit is open to the public during businesshours, and runs October 10–18 at both Chronicle Books’ Metreon store, 165 Fourth St., and thelobby of the San Francisco Public Library Main Branch, 100 Larkin St.Chronicle Books680 Second St.FREEAll Ages ♿Michael Carabetta (moderator) is creativedirector of Chronicle Books. His work hasreceived recognition in the American Institute ofGraphic Arts (AIGA) 50 Books/50 Covers shows,and in Graphis Books I and II. His projects haveappeared in Communication Arts, Critique, andI.D., and have received awards from the SanFrancisco Ad Club, New York Art Directors Club,and the Western Art Directors Club.studio whose work channels the creative energyof the institution into every facet of the visitorexperience...from the galleries, to the street, toa book, to a mobile device. Her team is currentlyredesigning the visual identity of the museum inpreparation for its reopening in 2016.Ann Leyhe started her career at Dell Publishingin New York before moving to Horticulturemagazine, and then a successful career asfreelance photo editor and stylist, working onbook series for Sunset and Chronicle Books.She is co-owner of Mrs. Dalloway’s Books inBerkeley, celebrating ten years!Brett MacFadden and Scott Thorpe arepartners in the San Francisco design studioMacFadden & Thorpe. In 2013, along withartist Tucker Nichols and publisher Knock Knock,they started Plumb, a new line of notebooksdesigned and illustrated by contemporaryartists. They previously worked at ChronicleBooks, and both currently teach in the gradand undergrad design programs at CaliforniaCollege of ArtsBrian McMullen is a writer and artist who livesin San Francisco with his wife and two sons.For several years he was the senior art directorand a senior editor at McSweeney’s, wherehe founded the McSweeney’s McMullenschildren’s book series.Jennifer Sonderby is Design Director at theSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Sheprovides leadership to an award winning design39


O C T O B E R14TUESDAY6 PMTaxidermy Gone Rogue!Bionic fawns. Jewel-encrusted piglets. Martini-sipping winged monkeys. Let artist Robert Marburybe your guide to the denizens of the delightfully macabre world of Rogue Taxidermy. In TaxidermyArt (Artisan Books), Marbury offers the first survey of this provocative art movement, sharing over100 pieces by today’s leading artists and illustrated workshops to inspire the budding taxidermist.Paxton Gate824 Valencia St.FREEAll Ages ♿Robert Marbury is an artist and cofounder of the Minnesota Association ofRogue Taxidermists. He launched the taxidermy biennial at La Luz de Jesus in LosAngeles and co-hosts Brooklyn’s annual Carnivorous Nights Taxidermy Contest.6:30 PMDoes Literature Make You an Empath?Our panel of LitFic and genre authors plus experts on the science of empathy (and you!) willinvestigate why or whether highbrow lit cranks up empathy more than a good mystery, romance,or space opera.Mechanics’ Institute Library57 Post St.$15 / Free to Mechanics’ Institute Library Members and Litquake Bestseller SponsorsInfo and reservations: (415) 393-0100; rsvp@milibrary.orgAll Ages ♿Holly Brown is a practicing marriage and familytherapist and author of the novel Don’t Try to FindMe (HarperCollins/Morrow). Her blog “BondingTime” is featured on PsychCentral.com.facebook.com/hollybrownauthorCara Black is a New York Times and USA Todaybestselling author of the Aimée Leduc Investigationseries set in Paris. She lives in San Franciscoand drinks a lot of espresso. carablack.comSan Francisco native and USA Today bestsellerJulie Anne Long is author of the acclaimedPennyroyal Green series. Her books, publishedin 15 languages, have been called among thegreatest romances of all time. julieannelong.comJason Marsh is editor-in-chief and directorof programs at U.C. Berkeley’s Greater GoodScience Center, and is a co-editor of twoGreater Good books, The CompassionateInstinct and Are We Born Racist?greatergood.berkeley.edu/author/jason_marshNovelist, poet, and essayist Elizabeth Rosneris author of two acclaimed bestselling novels,The Speed of Light and Blue Nude. Her newestbooks are Electric City: A Novel, and Gravity, apoetry collection. elizabethrosner.comRansom Stephens, Ph.D. is a science andscience fiction writer, author of The God Patentand The Sensory Deception (47 North), and TheLeft Brain Speaks, but the Right Brain Laughs(Viva Editions, 2015). ransomstephens.comCaren Walker, currently a Ph.D. candidate inPsychology at U.C. Berkeley, works withDr. Alison Gopnik and Dr. Tania Lombrozo.Her research explores how children learnabout the causal structure of the world.scholar.berkeley.edu/carenwalker40


TUESDAY14O C T O B E R7 PMStraight, No Chaser:Writers at the BarIn what has become a Litquake tradition, hallowed North Beach watering hole Vesuvio Café opensits doors for an edgy and hilarious evening reading. This is a rare opportunity to glimpse authorsperforming new work in their natural habitat. Emceed by Alia Volz.Vesuvio Café255 Columbus Ave.FREE21+Jack Boulware is co-founder of Litquake, andauthor/co-author of three nonfiction books,including the Bay Area punk history, GimmeSomething Better.Edan Lepucki is author of the recent bestsellingnovel California, and is a staff writer for TheMillions. Her short fiction has been published inMcSweeney’s, and she is the founder anddirector of Writing Workshops Los Angeles.Beth Lisick is author of five books, includingThe New York Times bestseller Everybody Intothe Pool, and Yokohama Threeway and OtherSmall Shames. She is co-founder of thePorchlight Storytelling series and co-creatorof the web series Rods and Cones.Joshua Mohr is author of four novels includingDamascus, which The New York Times called“Beat-poet cool.”Kem Nunn is a third-generation Californianwhose six novels include Tapping the Source,Tijuana Straits, and most recently, Chance.Currently he writes and produces the FX seriesSons of Anarchy.Rosie Schaap is author of Drinking With Men:A Memoir. The drink columnist for The NewYork Times Magazine, she has also written forBon Appetit, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Slate, andThis American Life.Alia Volz has written stories and essays forTin House, ZYZZYVA, Defenestration, andelsewhere. She recently completed her firstnovel, a mean little cowboy noir in which allof your favorite characters die.41


O C T O B E R14TUESDAY7 PMIdentity Theft: James Luna andGuillermo Gómez-Peña Present PerformanceArt and Activism in Two PartsCo-produced by News from Native California, with support from the Native Arts and Cultures FoundationLongtime collaborators and friends, Native American conceptual and performance artist JamesLuna and writer and performance artist Guillermo Gómez-Peña share the stage once again for anevening in two parts.Part one: In response to the 300th anniversary of Junipero Serra founding the missions inCalifornia, renowned Luiseño artist James Luna curated a special art issue of News from NativeCalifornia magazine on the present-day effects of the social, spiritual, economic, and physicaltrauma that Native people endured via the missions. Working on the issue inspired his newperformance piece, Native Stories: For Fun, Profit & Guilt, featuring Sheila Tishmil Skinner.Part two: New spoken-word monologue by Guillermo Gómez-Peña. In recent years, Gómez-Peñahas explored two distinct territories in his solo work. The ongoing rewriting and reenactment ofsome of his classic performances (he calls this his “living archive”), and writing and testing brandnewmaterial dealing with radical citizenship and what he terms “imaginary activism.”This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant from the James Irvine FoundationZ Space450 Florida St.$20 general / $12 studentsAll Ages ♿Guillermo Gómez-Peña is a performanceartist/writer whose pioneering work inperformance, video, installation, poetry,journalism, photography, and cultural theoryexplores cross-cultural issues, immigration, andthe politics of language and the body. He is aMacArthur Fellow and an American Book Awardwinner, a regular contributor to NPR, and artisticdirector of San Francisco’s La Pocha Nostra.James Luna is a Puyoukitcum/Ipi/MexicanAmerican Indian and lives on the La JollaIndian Reservation, San Diego County.An installation/performance artist, hetransforms gallery spaces into battlefields,where the audience is confronted with thenature of cultural identity, and the dangersof cultural misinterpretation—all from aNative perspective.Sheila Tishmil Skinner, a Visayan American,creates performance that explores theconfessional as a site to dispel her doubts,not seek absolution. This has led her toquestion Catholicism as the only foundationfor moral structure.42


TUESDAY14O C T O B E R7 PMCCA MFA Program in Writing, Faculty and AlumniCalifornia College of the Arts, MFA Program in Writing reunites current faculty with recent alumnifor an electrifying night of recent works. How does writing behave in an art and design school?These extraordinary artists are proof it creates fantastic results.The Make-Out Room3225 22nd St.$5 at the door21+ ♿Opal Palmer Adisa is a writer of both poetry andprose, photographer, curator, professor, educator,and cultural activist. Recent poetry works includeFour-Headed Woman (Tia Chuchua Press, 2013)and Incantations & Rites with devorah major(The Literary Leaf/Deconstructed ArtichokePress, 2013).Jordan Karnes is an Aries from Bakersfield.Her first book, It Hasn’t Stopped BeingCalifornia Here, was published by CarvilleAnnex Press in March 2014.Vernon Keeve III has been published inIshmael Reed’s Konch magazine, receivedthe Zora Neale Hurston Award from NaropaUniversity, was a featured reader at the SFJazz Poetry Festival, and is a contributingwriter to Black Girl Dangerous. He teachesat the College of Alameda.Kevin Killian, one of the original “NewNarrative” writers, has written three novels,a book of memoirs called Bedrooms HaveWindows (1990), three books of stories (afourth will appear next year from Semiotexte),and three books of poetry.Laura Schadler grew up in the mountainsof Virginia. Her fiction has appeared in TheSouthern Review, The Gettysburg Review,Denver Quarterly, and West Branch Wired,among others. She also blogs about pop culture,teaches yoga, and is at work on a novel.7:30 PMShebooks at LitquakeShebooks publishes high-quality short ebooks by and for women, available at Shebooks.net.Tonight it presents several authors reading from their works, and celebrates the release of aspecial print memoir anthology, Whatever Doesn’t Kill You.Booksmith1644 Haight St.FREEAll Ages ♿Faith Adiele is author of the Shebook TheNordic-Nigerian Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems.Her acclaimed Meeting Faith tells her story ofbeing the first black Buddhist nun in Thailand.Lucy Bledsoe is an award-winning short storywriter and author of the novel The Big BangSymphony and the Shebook The Found Child.Jane Ciabattari is author of the criticallyacclaimed short story collection Stealing theFire and the Shebook California Tales.Laura Fraser is co-founder and editorialdirector of Shebooks, and author of theShebook The Risotto Guru.43


O C T O B E R14TUESDAYMona Gable writes about women’s issues,health, science, travel, and international issues,and is author of the Shebook Blood Brother:The Gene That Rocked My Family.Susan Ito is author of the Shebook The MouseRoom. She coedited the literary anthology AGhost at Heart’s Edge: Stories and Poems ofAdoption and is a columnist and creativenonfiction editor at the online literary journalLiterary Mama.Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winningjournalist, author of Maya Roads: One Woman’sJourney Among the People of the Rainforest,and the Shebook Ricochet: Two Women WarReporters and a Friendship Under Fire.Micah Perks is author of the novel We AreGathered Here, and a memoir, Pagan Time,about growing up on a commune. Her Shebookis Alone in the Woods.Ethel Rohan is an award-winning short storywriter, author of Goodnight Nobody and theShebook Out of Dublin.7:30 PMThe Litanies of Noir: A Talk ShowSubterranean SF/Hardboiled Fiction with an Edge presents The Litanies of Noir, an evening ofliterary pathology exposing San Francisco’s sinister underbelly. Cocktails at 7:30, event at 8 pm.Hosted by Peter Maravelis (editor of San Francisco Noir), with music by Mr. Lucky and theCocktail Party. Note: Seating is limited and by invitation only. This event shall take place at alocation disclosed only to those who receive a free black envelope-clad invitation in advance.Receive yours at the front counter of City Lights Bookstore, 261 Columbus Ave., startingTuesday, October 7, on a first come, first served basis. It will contain your invitation, a map,and navigation instructions. Envelope must be presented for entry. Call City Lights to determineticket availability, 415-362-8193.Undisclosed locationFREE21+Eddie Muller is the Czar of Noir, headkahuna of the Noir City Foundation, filmpreservationist, and author of Dark City: TheLost World of Film Noir, Art of Noir, DarkCity Dames, and the novels Shadow Boxerand The Distance. He’ll be discussing the darkunderworld of San Francisco’s sports.Ben Tarnoff is author of The Bohemians:Mark Twain and the San Francisco WritersWho Reinvented American Literature.He will be talking about the sinister sideof old San Francisco.David Talbot is an author, journalist, andfounder of Salon and the media productioncompany The Talbot Players. He is authorof Brothers: The Hidden History of theKennedy Years, Devil Dog, and mostrecently The Season of the Witch. Hewill be talking about cult crimes fromthe Summer of Love and beyond.44


TUESDAY14O C T O B E R8 PMLiterary Death MatchNow in 56 cities worldwide, Literary Death Match was called “the most entertaining readingseries ever” by the Los Angeles Times. The live show brings together four authors to read theirmost electric writing for seven minutes or less before a panel of three all-star judges. Aftereach pair of readers, the judges take turns spouting hilarious, off-the-wall commentary—in thecategories of literary merit, performance and intangibles—then select their favorite to advanceto the finals. The two finalists then compete in a vaguely literary competition to determine whotakes home the Literary Death Match crown!Public Works161 Erie St.$15 advance / $20 at the door21+Kristiina Ehin is an internationally renownedpoet and Walker on Water is her first book ofprose published in the U.S. Her collection TheDrums of Silence was awarded the BritishPoetry Society Popescu Prize for EuropeanPoetry in Translation in 2007, and her collection1001 Winters has been nominated for thesame prize in 2013. In her native Estonia,Ehin has published six volumes of poetry,three books of short stories, and a retellingof South-Estonian folk tales.April Joseph is a traveling poetess: EastL.A. roots reached to Boulder, CO where shecompleted her MFA in Writing & Poetics at theJack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics.She has taught at Naropa University and at-riskyouth in Las Vegas. Her poetics have appearedin Bombay Gin and other chapbooks.Dhaya Lakshminarayanan (judge, intangibles)was named Best Comedian 2013 in the SF BayGuardian’s Best of the Bay Readers Poll.Comedy Central Asia crowned her the GrandPrize Winner of “The Ultimate ComedyChallenge” in 2013. A storyteller appearing onNPR’s Snap Judgment, The Risk podcast Livein Austin, and ON24’s “Best Travel DisasterStory,” she is the host of San Francisco’smonthly Moth StorySLAM after winning aMoth StorySLAM in 2013.Christopher Moore is the New York Timesbestselling author of 14 novels, includingLamb, A Dirty Job, and The Serpent of Venice.He was born in Ohio. He dropped out ofseveral colleges and did many jobs beforeselling his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping,in 1990. He lives in San Francisco.Jeremy Adam Smith is an award-winningjournalist, and author or coeditor of fournonfiction books, most recently Rad Dad:Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood.His science-fiction novella The Wreck of theGrampus made numerous top ten lists in 2008,and his fiction has appeared in many literaryand genre journals, including Conjunctions andThe Fabulist.45


O C T O B E R15WEDNESDAY6 PMWomen in War: Truth and FictionSwords to Plowshares and Litquake host a panel of women soldiers and now authors, whoexplore honesty in war memoirs, what it means to fight as a female soldier and much, muchmore. Book sales to follow from Book Bay.Koret AuditoriumSan Francisco Public Library100 Larkin St.All Ages ♿Former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck hasembarked on a new mission as Kristin Beck.She is co-author of the book Warrior Princess:A U.S. Navy Seal’s Journey to Coming OutTransgender, and will soon release a new bookto coincide with the documentary film, LadyValor: The Kristin Beck Story. ladyvalorfilm.comEvette Davis (moderator) is author of WomanKing, the first installment of a paranormaltrilogy set in San Francisco, with the sequel,Dark Horse, to be released next month.She is a board member of both the LitquakeFoundation and Swords to Plowshares.Mariette Kalinowski served in the U.S.Marine Corps, deploying twice to Iraq.She graduated from the Hunter CollegeMFA program. Her short story “The Train”appeared in Fire and Forget: Short Storiesfrom the Long War. Her work has appearedin The New York Times, The Daily Beast,and The Brooklyn Rail, among others.Former soldier Kayla Williams is author ofthe memoirs Love My Rifle More Than You:Young and Female in the U.S. Army andPlenty of Time When We Get Home: Loveand Recovery in the Aftermath of War.6 PMMarc Levy In Conversation with John McMurtrieCo-presented by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France, San FranciscoPlease join us for an in-depth conversation with Marc Levy, France’s most popular contemporarynovelist, to celebrate release of his bestselling new thriller, Replay. Hosted wine bar.On the morning of July 9, 2012, New York Times investigative reporter Andrew Stilman is joggingalong the Hudson River when he feels a sudden, sharp pain in his lower back. He collapses in apool of blood. When he regains consciousness, it’s May 7, 2012—exactly two months earlier.Andrew now has 60 days to find out who wants him dead and why. This may be his only chance.From New York City to Buenos Aires, Andrew embarks on a gripping race against time. Expertlyplotted and cleverly told, this thrilling page-turner builds up to a mind-blowing denouement.Modernism Gallery685 Market St.$521+ ♿46


WEDNESDAY15O C T O B E RMarc Levy is France’s bestselling novelist.His books have sold over 30 million copiesworldwide and have been translated into over40 languages. His English-language debut,If Only It Were True, was made into a filmstarring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo.Levy lives in New York with his family. Strongerthan Fear, the sequel to Replay, was publishedin France in 2013.John McMurtrie is book editor of the SanFrancisco Chronicle. His writing has appearedin the Boston Globe, Washington Post,Toronto Globe and Mail, and the InternationalHerald Tribune, where he got his start injournalism 25 years ago—not including astint as a paperboy for the Boston Globe.6:30 PMThe Art and Spark of Children’s BooksThe Italian Cultural Institute opens its doors to a roundtable discussion on the creativity behindItalian fairy tales and the current state of Italian children’s literature. Illustrators and storytellersSimona Mulazzani, Giovanna Zoboli, and Maria Giaramidaro lead interactive activities gearedtoward both children and their parents. Giaramidaro will discuss the old-new technology ofreading and interacting with books, hero and heroine, magic animals, and the inner wisdomof Mother Nature. Zoboli and Mulazzani will present and read their latest book The Big Bookof Slumber (Eerdmans).Italian Cultural Institute814 Montgomery St.FREEAll Ages ♿Maria Giaramidaro is founder of OliverLab, an organization that promotes children’sliterature in Italy through workshops,educational programs and more. She hasedited several books for the publisherMinimondi, for which she has alsoorganized workshops and a children’sliterature festival. oliverlab.itSimona Mulazzani is an adored children’sbook artist in Italy, and received a Silver Medalfor one of her five compelling pieces acceptedfor exhibition in the Society of Illustrators’show. She has illustrated over 60 adult andchildren’s books for international publishers.morgangaynin.com/mulazzaniGiovanna Zoboli is author of poems,stories, and novels for children and youngadults published in Italy and abroad. She isrecipient of the Andersen Award in 2007and 2008 for ages 0-6, and the WhiteRaven awards for 2004 and 2005. Sheco-founded Topipittori, an Italian publisherof illustrated children’s literature.topipittori.it/en/autore/giovanna-zoboli47


O C T O B E R15WEDNESDAY7 PMThe Paul Chowder Chronicles :An Evening with Nicholson BakerThe newest release from bestselling author Nicholson Baker combines his two recentnovels featuring Paul Chowder, his quirkiest and most unforgettable protagonist yet.The Anthologist and Traveling Sprinkler, packaged together for the first time, chronicle theworld of the “erudite, unpretentious, and often hilarious” (The New Yorker) Paul Chowder.This two-volume package, The Paul Chowder Chronicles, tells a wholly entertaining andbeguiling love story, buttressed with the horror of America’s drone wars, Quaker meetings,Planet Fitness workouts, and some experiments with tobacco. Baker will be in conversationwith San Francisco writer/critic Steven Winn.Z Space450 Florida St.$10All Ages ♿Nicholson Baker is the author of tennovels, including The Anthologist, Vox,and The Fermata, and five works ofnonfiction, including Human Smoke andDouble Fold (winner of the National BookCritics Circle Award). He lives in Maine.Steven Winn is an award-winning arts writerand critic who spent many years on staff atthe San Francisco Chronicle. He held a WallaceStegner Fellowship in fiction at StanfordUniversity, and his poetry has appeared inAntioch Review, Prairie Schooner, SouthernPoetry Review, Verse Daily, and elsewhere.7 PMDark and Stormy: A Night ofContemporary Swedish PoetryTwo Voices presents poet and translator Malena Mörling speaking on The Star By My Head,a striking new anthology of eight contemporary poets from Sweden, including Nobel LaureateTomas Tranströmer. Published in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, The Star By MyHead is a fully bilingual guidebook to one of the richest and mostly starkly compelling poetictraditions that, according to Ilya Kamisky, “will help us to see ourselves in a new way.”Green Apple Books on the Park1231 9th Ave.FREEAll Ages ♿Malena Mörling is author of two collections of poems, Ocean Avenue andAstoria. She has received a Rona Jaffe Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship,and a Lannan Foundation Fellowship. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.48


WEDNESDAY15O C T O B E R7 PMHere On the Edge: World War II,Conscientious Objectors On the OregonCoast, and Seeds of the SixtiesCity Lights in conjunction with Litquake present a panel discussion with Steve McQuiddy,Vladimir Dupre, and Steve Dickison, celebrating McQuiddy’s recent book Here on the Edge(Oregon State University Press), the story of a World War II conscientious objectors campon the Oregon Coast. This Civilian Public Service (CPS) Camp #56, home to the Fine ArtsGroup at Waldport, became a center of activity for artists and writers from across the country.After the war, camp members went on to participate in the San Francisco “Poetry Renaissance”of the 1950s, which heavily influenced the Beat Generation of Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg,and led the way to Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters, and the 1960s radical upheavalsepitomized by San Francisco’s Summer of Love.City Lights Bookstore261 Columbus Ave.FREEAll AgesSteve Dickison is director of The PoetryCenter and American Poetry Archivesat San Francisco State University. He is editorand publisher of the poetry press ListeningChamber, and with David Meltzer, co-editsthe music magazine Shuffle Boil.Vlad Dupre, 93 years old, was executivesecretary of the Fine Arts at Waldport, and apsychology professor at Grinnell College andthe University of Kansas. He served aspresident of the National Training Laboratoriesin Washington, D.C., and ran a privatepsychotherapy practice.Steve McQuiddy writes and lectures onPacific Northwest history and culture, and haswritten for Salon, Mother Jones, Seattle Times,and Best Essays Northwest. His monograph,The Fantastic Tale of Opal Whiteley, has beenwidely cited and reprinted. He currentlyteaches writing at Lane Community Collegein Eugene, OR.7 PMGoodreads LitQuizHow big of a bookworm are you? Find out at the Goodreads LitQuiz, now in its third year as part ofLitquake! Goodreads is back to put your bookish knowledge to the test with a free literary pubquiz to end all pub quizzes. Field a team (or join one when you arrive) and take on dozens ofquestions about books, authors, literary ephemera, and more. Prizes! Hosted by Patrick Brown.McTeague’s Saloon1237 Polk St.FREE21+ ♿Patrick Brown is director of author marketing at Goodreads,the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.49


O C T O B E R15WEDNESDAY7 PM2014 Poetry World Series: Litquake EditionThis rowdy, fast-paced reading features two teams of award-winning poets taking turns battingat topics pitched by the audience. Fastballs, curveballs, knuckleballs: these poets won’t knowwhat’s coming next. Judges Ellen Bass, Chad Sweeney, and others will score each performance,and the winning team takes the series title. Hilarity—and top-notch poetry—guaranteed!Emceed by Daniel Handler. Presented by timekeeper Roy Mash and series organizersRebecca Foust and Melissa Stein. Music and sound effects mixed by Kristen Clark.The Make-Out Room3225 22nd St.$5 advance / $7 at the door21+ ♿Ellen Bass (judge) has contributed poetry toThe New Yorker, American Poetry Review,and elsewhere. Her poetry books include Likea Beggar (Copper Canyon, 2014), The HumanLine, and Mules of Love. She teaches atPacific University.Mark Bibbins is a Lambda Literary Awardwinner, and his third book is They Don’t KillYou Because They’re Hungry, They Kill YouBecause They’re Full.Victoria Chang is author of the poetrycollection The Boss (McSweeney’s) whichwon a California Book Award. Her other booksare Salvinia Molesta and Circle.Gillian Conoley is author of Peace (Omnidawn),and her translation of Henri Michaux, ThousandTimes Broken: Three Books By Henri Michaux(City Lights), is also just out. She teaches atSonoma State and edits Volt.Daniel Handler (emcee) is author of fivenovels, including We Are Pirates, out inFebruary. As Lemony Snicket, he’s responsiblefor too many books for children, including therelatively new series All The Wrong Questions.Cate Marvin is a co-founder of VIDA: Womenin Literary Arts, and her third book of poems,Oracle, is forthcoming (Norton, March 2015).She lives in Maplewood, NJ.Indigo Moor is a multi-genre writer with twobooks of poetry, three produced short plays, anda full-length play that is being turned into a film.Tomás Q. Morín is author of the poetrycollection A Larger Country, and translator ofPablo Neruda’s The Heights of Macchu Picchu.Chad Sweeney (judge) is author of five booksof poetry and two of translation. He teaches inthe MFA program at Cal State San Bernardino.50


WEDNESDAY15O C T O B E R7 PMWriting and Fighting:Creative Couples CollaboratingEnjoy a truly special evening with three iconic Bay Area couples who cohabitate and createtogether. America’s foremost political satirist, Will Durst, along with brilliant actor and improvcomedienne Debi Durst, join award-winning documentary filmmakers Dan Geller and DaynaGoldfine, and internationally renowned writers, poets and painters Agneta Falk and JackHirschman. We’ll discover how they manage to navigate their professional careers and theirpersonal relationships. Hosted by Jody Weiner and Nancy Calef.Emerald Tablet80 Fresno St.FREEAll Ages ♿Nancy Calef is an oil and 3-D mixed-mediapainter, and author of the illustrated memoirPeoplescapes: My Story From Purging ToPainting, with Jody Weiner’s nudging. She andJody have been cohabitating and collaboratingsince two weeks before the 1989 Loma Prietaearthquake. nancycalefgallery.comDebi Durst is an actress known for TheNightmare Before Christmas (1993),Monkeybone (2001) and The Day I GrewUp (2014), and currently appears in theMarin Shakespeare Company productionof Romeo and Juliet. She and Will Dursthave been married since 1981.Will Durst is the sworn enemy to all tyrants,foreign and domestic. He has made threeelected presidents laugh out loud and isauthor of The All-American Sport ofBipartisan Bashing and Where theRogue Things Go. willdurst.comAgneta Falk is a poet and artist who hasorganized and participated in “far too manyinternational poetry festivals and art exhibitsfor decades.” Her latest book is HeartMuscle. “Aggie” and Jack have beentogether for almost 20 years.Dan Geller is an Emmy-award winningdirector/producer along with Dayna Goldfine.Their most recent film, The Galapagos Affair:Satan Came to Eden was called “the mostirresistible film of 2014 so far” by SanFrancisco Chronicle’s Mick LaSalle.gellergoldfine.comDayna Goldfine is an Emmy-award winningdirector/producer who, with Dan Geller, hasjointly created critically acclaimed multicharacterdocumentary narratives for over25 years. gellergoldfine.comJack Hirschman is the former Poet Laureateof San Francisco, and has written over 100volumes of poetry and verse, most recentlyThe Viet Arcanes.Jody Weiner wrote the novel Prisoners ofTruth, and his new novel Raise Your OtherRight Hand is supposed to be finished already.jodyweiner.com51


O C T O B E R15WEDNESDAY7 PMEvery Picture Tells A Story:New Yorker Artists in ConversationCreating cartoons and illustrations for The New Yorker is the brass ring for artists. But keepingthe hallowed 85-year-old publication up to date with topical cartoons and cover paintings is achallenge. How do these A-list illustrators do it? How did they break into the magazine?And what are the secret stories behind these miniature works of art? Drinks and snacksprovided. Doors open at 6:30 pm, nobody can be admitted after 7:15 pm.Airbnb888 Brannan St.FREE / reservations requiredAll Ages ♿Eric Drooker is a painter and graphic novelist,and award-winning author of Flood! A Novel inPictures and Blood Song: A Silent Ballad. Formany years he was a street artist, well knownfor his provocative posters plastered on citylampposts and walls. He collaborated withAllen Ginsberg on Illuminated Poems, anddesigned the animation for the movie Howl.A Chicagoland native, Matt Silady(moderator) is author of the Eisner-nominatedgraphic novel The Homeless Channel, andchair of the MFA in Comics Program atCalifornia College of the Arts.Owen Smith has created illustrations for TheNew Yorker (18 covers), Sports Illustrated,Time, Rolling Stone, New York Times and LosAngeles Times. One of his New Yorker coverswon the 2007 Cover of the Year from theAmerican Society of Magazine Editors. He isfeatured in various books about illustration andfine art, including Illustration: A Visual Historyand Rolling Stone: The Illustrated Portraits.Tom Toro is a cartoonist for The New Yorkerand a writer of fiction, children’s picturebooks, and screenplays. He was comics editorfor the Yale Herald. After graduating cumlaude, he went to NYU Film School and wascinematographer on projects that premieredat Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes.Mark Ulriksen lives in San Francisco andhas been a regular contributor of cover art(45 to date) and article illustrations for TheNew Yorker since 1993. He recently wrotehis first book, combining his observationsand paintings on a favorite subject, entitledDogs Rule, Nonchalantly.52


WEDNESDAY15O C T O B E R7 PMMacondo in San Francisco: A Tribute toColombian Novelist Gabriel García MárquezOne of the world’s greatest writers, Gabriel García Márquez was a Colombian-born writerand journalist, winner of the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature, and author of the internationalbestseller One Hundred Years of Solitude. He passed away in April 2014, at the age of 87.This evening’s tribute is co-hosted by KPOO announcer Chelis Lopez and San FranciscoPoet Laureate Alejandro Murguia.San Francisco Public Library, Mission Branch300 Bartlett St.FREEAll Ages ♿A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Héctor Hoyosteaches Latin American fiction and literarytheory at Stanford, and his book BeyondBolaño: The Global Latin American Novel isforthcoming from Columbia University Press.Born in Mexico City, Chelis López is hostand producer of KPOO 89.5FM programsPajaro Latinoamericano and Andanzas.She is also host of the Línea Abierta showon Radio Bilingue, the National LatinoPublic Radio Network, and for over tenyears, has moderated the Spanish readinggroup “Rincón Literario” at the SanFrancisco Public Library main branch.San Francisco Poet Laureate AlejandroMurguía is author of Southern Front andThis War Called Love (both winners ofthe American Book Award), and this year,Stray Poems (City Lights). He was afounding member and first director of theMission Cultural Center, and is a professorat San Francisco State University. His shortstory “The Other Barrio” was recentlyfilmed in the Mission.Rebecca Solnit is author of 16 booksabout environment, landscape, community,art, politics, hope, and memory. Her bookRiver of Shadows received a Guggenheim,the National Book Critics Circle Award incriticism, and the Lannan Literary Award.She is a contributing editor to Harper’s andfrequent contributor to tomdispatch.com.53


O C T O B E R15WEDNESDAY7:30 PMThe Best of craigslistJoin us for a hilarious, eye-opening evening of “found literature” culled from the best-everpostings of this legendary website. Seven Bay Area authors will read from craigslist’s greatesthits in all the classic categories: missed connections (“To the Crackhead Who Stole My BicycleWheel”), sale items (“Haunted Coffee Grinder for Sale”), and job postings (“Bong OperationsEngineer”). Please do not contact this poster with other offers. Just show up and bring friends.Hattery414 Brannan St.FREEAll Ages ♿Cyn Cady is a founding member of “TheTuesday Night Writers” and hosts Marin’spopular Pints & Prose reading series. Herwriting has appeared in the San FranciscoChronicle, West Marin Review, and theanthology Zebulon Nights.Matthew DeCoster has been published insPARKLE & bLINK, SFWire, and Full of Crow.He is on the Lit Camp board of directors andLitquake executive committee, and is aproducer at Literary Death Match when notchanging diapers.Janine Kovac writes about her kids. Herwork has been featured in Salon, Pregnancy& Newborn magazine, Literary Mama, andwriteonmamas.com. An avid napper, she isalso an alumna of the Squaw Valley Communityof Writers. janinekovac.comScott Lambridis studied brains, co-foundedOmnibucket.com and Action Fiction!, graduatedfrom SFSU, has an award-winning novel abouttime, and can be read in the new Painted BrideQuarterly. scottlambridis.comBy age 16, Regina Louise lived in—and failedto adjust to—over 30 foster homes. Hermemoir about the experience, Somebody’sSomeone, was adapted into a play of the samename and nominated for two NAACP awards.reginalouise.comMatt Stewart writes novels, stories,screenplays, articles, press releases, bylinesand love letters. He likes to think he’s too oldto get crap on Craigslist anymore. Send hima joke at @mjfstewart.Benjamin Wachs is author of the shortfiction collection A Guide to Bars and Nightlifein the Sacred City, and is Bar Columnist forSF Weekly, where he writes short facts.TheWachsGallery.com54


THURSDAY16O C T O B E R10 AM–12:15 PMKidquake: Early Elementary School ProgramJoin acclaimed children’s book authors, illustrators, poets, and workshop leaders for a morning ofreadings, discussion, and special workshops designed to help fuel the imagination of kids fromkindergarten to second grade. Book sales and signing to follow. Emceed by Rachelle Resnick,SFUSD Library Services.Contemporary Jewish MuseumGoldman Hall736 Mission St.FREE for school groups / teachers must enroll in advance♿JaNay Brown-Wood is a Fresno-grownprofessor of early childhood educationand author with a passion for stories!She looks forward to sharing her love forwriting and education for years to come!janaybrownwood.comApril Chu began her career as an architectbut returned to her true passion of illustrating.She recalls spending most of her childhooddrawing whimsical characters in her schoolnotebook. aprilchu.comMaya Gonzalez is an artist, author, andeducator. She’s illustrated over 20 awardwinning,multicultural children’s books andwritten four. She has a small independentpress and online school where she teaches.mayagonzalez.comEmily Jiang holds an MFA in Creative Writingfrom Saint Mary’s College of California and aBA in English from Rice University. She’s also acomposer who enjoys painting with words andsound. emilyjiang.comTim J. Myers is a writer, storyteller, songwriter,and senior lecturer at Santa Clara University.Though he writes for all ages, his latest picturebook is Down at the Dino Wash Deluxe. Findhim on Facebook or TimMyersStorySong.com.WORKSHOPSKaren Benke is author of Rip The Page!Adventures in Creative Writing for young writers,Leap Write In! for teens, and Uncap That Pen!for letter writers. She has led workshops withPoets in the Schools for 20 years.C.J. Grossman has taught thousands of adultsand children how to make books. Her mixedmediaartwork and art installations oftenemphasize books. She has an MFA from CCAand exhibits her work internationally.1 PMOrange is the New LunchLitquake is proud to welcome Orange is the New Black author and screenwriter Piper Kerman fora special, intimate lunch gathering at (where else?) the Delancey Street Restaurant, named byZagat as the “friendliest restaurant in San Francisco.” A sumptuous three-course lunch, includingwine, will be followed by book sales and signing by the author.Delancey Street Restaurant600 The Embarcadero$150 includes lunch and wine21+ ♿Piper Kerman is author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’sPrison, adapted in 2013 into an original series for Netflix and recently nominatedfor nine Emmy Awards.55


O C T O B E R16THURSDAY6 PMNot Your Mother’s Book Club andTeenquake Present Masters of the YA Universe:Paolo Bacigalupi and A.S. KingJoin two writing giants of the young adult world for a reading, a conversation about craft, andbook signing. Not Your Mother’s Book Club is a monthly literary salon for teenagers in theBay Area that also offers online author interviews, online contests, and in-school author events.Follow them on Twitter @NYMBC.Sports Basement1590 Bryant St.FREEAll Ages ♿Paolo Bacigalupi is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Drowned Cities,and Ship Breaker, a Michael L. Printz Awardwinner and National Book Award finalist.A.S. King is author of the highly acclaimedReality Boy; Ask the Passengers, a LosAngeles Times Book Prize winner; EverybodySees the Ants; and the Edgar Awardnominated,Michael L. Printz Honor bookPlease Ignore Vera Dietz.56


THURSDAY16O C T O B E R6 PMLitquake in the Bookstore: Kristiina EhinFrom Estonian literary star Kristiina Ehin, Walker on Water gathers a collection of unforgettablefolktales and reimagines them for the 21st Century, combining elements of surrealism and thefantastical. She prods at the idiosyncrasies of modern relationships, and creates new mythologiesfor the likes of love, desire, and fidelity.Book Passage1 Sausalito, San Francisco Ferry BuildingFREEAll Ages ♿Kristiina Ehin is an internationally renowned poet, playwright, and author of sixvolumes of poetry, three books of short stories, and a retelling of South-Estonian folktales. She has won Estonia’s most prestigious poetry prize for Kaitseala, a book ofpoems and journal entries written during a year spent living as a nature reservewarden on an otherwise uninhabited island off Estonia’s north coast.6 PMLit on the Lake: A Lakeside View ofthe World at LargeLitquake’s popular Oakland event features a menu of literary-themed eats against the backdrop ofa sparkling lake view. The stories of these East Bay authors are set in Brooklyn, Idaho, Jamaica,Sri Lanka, and the fictional forests of Saarthe. Enjoy a night of literature as varied and multi-culturalas the East Bay itself, as you armchair travel—with a cocktail in hand, of course!Lake Chalet, Gondola Room1520 Lakeside Dr., Oakland$5–10 suggested donation21+ ♿Opal Palmer Adisa is a writer, cultural activist,professor, and author of 14 books, plus articles,poems, and stories published in 500 journalsand anthologies. Her latest poetry collection is4-Headed Woman (Tia Chucha Press, 2013).opalpalmeradisa.comNovella Carpenter is author of Farm City,The Essential Urban Farmer, and Gone Feral:Tracking My Dad Through the Wild. She liveson her micro-farm in Oakland, where she keepsbees, chickens, a small fruit tree orchard, andlots of vegetables. She teaches at USF.Joseph Di Prisco is author of the memoirSubway to California (August, 2014). His thirdnovel is All for Now (2012), and his secondbook of poetry is the prize-winning Poems InWhich. diprisco.comHeather Mackey has been a member of theCat Writers’ Association of America, as wellas a ghostwriter for a former CIA officer. Herdebut novel Dreamwood is out from Putnam.Nayomi Munaweera was born in Sri Lankaand grew up in Nigeria. She emigrated to theU.S. in her early teens, and now lives inOakland. Island of a Thousand Mirrors wonthe 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize for theAsian Region, and was longlisted for the 2012Man Asian Literary Prize.57


O C T O B E R16THURSDAY6:30 PMMFA Mixer 2.0: Litquake EditionEvery third Thursday of the month, graduate students from the Bay Area’s various MFA programsmingle, drink, read, listen, and finally dance until 2 am. The public is greatly welcomed. Litquake’sMixer 2.0 is curated by Sean Labrador y Manzano, Nick Johnson, and Jeff Von Ward.Cat Club1190 Folsom St.FREE21+ ♿CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTSTrinidad Escobar is a poet and cartoonistfrom Oakland. She is currently working on apoetry manuscript and two graphic novels.trinidadescobar.comAlex Gilliam was born at the foot of the Alamo.Everyone was dancing. She is a MFA candidateat California College of the Arts. She writespoetry and lives in Oakland with her cat.MILLS COLLEGEPerla Yasmeen Melendez is a writer, artist,teacher, and chef. She is all of these things, allthe time. She is currently running her own popuprestaurant, and working on her MFA thesisshow.Emji Spero is an Oakland-based artist exploringthe intersections of writing, installation, andperformance. Spero serves as an editor atTimeless, Infinite Light press, and uses foundlanguage and erasure to strange the familiar andmap the boundaries of collective engagement.SAINT MARY’S COLLEGE OF CALIFORNIACandace Eros Diaz writes in the dreamy spacewhere fact and fiction collide. She discoveredher affinity to stretch genre at Saint Mary’s,where she received her MFA in both creativenonfiction and fiction.Kelsay Elizabeth Myers interrogatesfoundations of a shifting identity, strobes itsmyth, adopts its reality, or lives cloudlike andwatches waves propagate from Midwesternshores as she traces limits of personal narrativeto Korea. kelsayelizabethmyers.comSAN FRANCISCO STATE UNIVERSITYJennifer Lewis is a freelance writer andrecipient of the 2012 Leo Litwak award. Sheedits Red Light Lit (redlightlit.com) readingseries and literary journal. Her nonfictionappears in Red Herring, Forbes, and SanFrancisco. Her fiction appears in Transfer,Fourteen Hills, and sPARKLE & bLINK.Shadia Savo is currently editor-in-chief ofFourteen Hills, an MA candidate in fiction atSFSU, and is trying to finish her first book.SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITYJeffrey Haid is an MFA student at San JoseState University. His work has appeared ininnumerable workshops, emails to friendsweary of the same work, and on his mother’sfridge.Sarah Lyn Rogers is this year’s winner of theAcademy of American Poets-Virginia de Araujoprize. When she isn’t writing, she copyedits forSociety of Young Inklings and selects shortfiction for The Rumpus.UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCOTony DeGenaro is an Ohio native, currentlyliving in Oakland. His poems appear in WritingWithout Walls, Rusted Radishes, andelsewhere.Inge Lamboo is a fiction writer fromAmsterdam. She will graduate this fall with herMFA from the University of San Francisco, andis working on a novel set during the devastating2009 forest fires in southeastern Australia.58


THURSDAY16O C T O B E R7 PMHot Flash Fiction: Steamy, Sexy,Super-Short Original Fiction by WomenOld Enough to Know BetterCo-sponsored by Flutter EyewearA variety of female authors of a certain age (including a few New York Times bestsellers) will dazzlein this entertaining evening exploring the many things that get us hot. Yes, that includes sex, butalso other passions, from political causes to that farmers’ market cherry pie we can’t live without.You don’t have to be a woman to attend, but it might help. Doors open at 7 pm for cocktail hour.Z Space450 Florida St.$1021+ ♿Faith Adiele is author of the Shebook TheNigerian-Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems,and the travel memoir Meeting Faith. She issubject of the PBS documentary My JourneyHome, and co-editor of Coming of Age Aroundthe World. She teaches at California College ofthe Arts and The Grotto. adiele.comZoe FitzGerald Carter is author of thememoir Imperfect Endings: A Daughter’sStory of Love, Loss, and Letting Go (Simon &Schuster). A graduate of Columbia JournalismSchool, she has written for The New YorkTimes, San Francisco Chronicle, Salon, andVogue. She also plays in the local string bandDo Wrong Right.Audrey Ferber has contributed stories andessays to Frontiers, Travelers’ Tales, andelsewhere. Her essay about shopping atLoehmann’s with her mother appearedin the June issue of More magazine. Herhomage/collage to her favorite books aboutwriting appeared in the AWP Writer’sChronicle this September.Jane Ganahl is co-founder of Litquake, andauthor of the memoir Naked on the Page:the Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife.A journalist of 30 years, she has contributedessays to six anthologies and many magazinesincluding Harper’s Bazaar and GoodHousekeeping. The Giants make her hot,as do her critter rescues and stuffy rooms.Molly Giles has published a novel and fourcollections of short stories. Her latestcollection, All The Wrong Places, isforthcoming from Willow Springs Press.She has received a Pushcart Prize, FlanneryO’Connor Award, Small Press Book Award,Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, PENSyndicated Fiction Award, and the 2003O. Henry Prize.The late Kathi Kamen Goldmark was authorof the posthumous novel Her Wild Oats. Shewas a true linchpin of the Bay Area literarycommunity, author of the novel And My ShoesKeep Walking Back to You, arts producer andall-around goddess, who was taken by breastcancer far too soon. Reading from her book willbe actress (Les Miserables) Anne Buelteman.Beth Lisick is author of the New York Timesbestseller Everyone Into the Pool. Her mostrecent book is Yokohama Threeway and OtherSmall Shames. She is currently writing her firstnovel, acting in films, and hoping for a secondseason of her web series Rods and Cones.Susanne Pari is author of The FortuneCatcher, a novel about an Iranian-Americanfamily in the aftermath of the IslamicRevolution. Her writing appears in The NewYork Times, Boston Globe, San FranciscoChronicle, and NPR. She teaches for theAfghan Women’s Writing Project, andregularly interviews authors.59


O C T O B E R16THURSDAYApril Sinclair is author of three novels,including the critically acclaimed bestsellerCoffee Will Make You Black (named a 1994Book of the Year by the American LibraryAssociation), Ain’t Gonna Be the Same FoolTwice, and I Left My Back Door Open. Sinclairreceived the Carl Sandburg Award for Literaturefrom Friends of the Chicago Public Library.Ellen Sussman is the New York Timesbestselling author of four novels including therecent A Wedding in Provence, The ParadiseGuest House, French Lessons, and On aNight Like This. She teaches with StanfordContinuing Studies and in private classes.Goodreads reviewers often note her naughtylanguage. ellensussman.comCameron Tuttle writes like a girl. She is authorof the bestselling Paranoid’s Pocket Guide andThe Bad Girl’s Guides as well as the not-sellingPaisley Hanover series for Young Adults. Heressay “Nude Awakening” was published in theanthology Single Woman of a Certain Age.7 PMFlight of PoetsWine and poetry have always made a delicious duet. At this reading, internationally renownedsommelier Christopher Sawyer pairs six talented poets with six exquisite wines carefully selectedto illuminate their work. Curated by Hollie Hardy. Admission includes wine flight of six tastes.Doors open at 6:30 pm.Hotel Rex562 Sutter St.$20 advance or at the door21+ ♿Tsering Wangmo Dhompa is author of MyRice Tastes Like the Lake, In the AbsentEveryday, and Rules of the House (ApogeePress). Dhompa’s first nonfiction book,A Home in Tibet, was published recentlyby Penguin, India.Hollie Hardy is author of How to Take aBullet, And Other Survival Poems. Sheteaches writing at SFSU and BCC, and isa producer for Beast Crawl and host ofSaturday Night Special. holliehardy.comMajor Jackson is author of Hoops, HoldingCompany, and Leaving Saturn, a finalist forthe National Book Critics Circle Award. He ispoetry editor at Harvard Review and lives inSouth Burlington, VT.James Ragan is an award-winning poet andauthor of eight books, translated into 12languages. His plays are staged internationally,and he is subject of the documentary Flowersand Roots (Arina Films, 2014).Tera Vale Ragan recently earned her MFAfrom SFSU and is currently a poetry editorfor Rattapallax magazine. Her first book ofpoems, Reading the Ground, is publishedby The Word Works.Christopher Sawyer (sommelier) is aninternationally renowned wine consultant,critic, public speaker, and elite winecompetition judge, and has been personalsommelier for an array of luminaries, fromthe Getty family to the Gorbachevs.Chad Sweeney is author of five books ofpoetry and two books of translation fromPersian and Spanish. He teaches in theMFA program at California State UniversitySan Bernardino and edits Ghost Town.ghosttownlitmag.comArisa White received her MFA from UMass,Amherst. She is a Cave Canem fellow, andis author of Post Pardon, Hurrah’s Nest, andA Penny Saved. She is a BFA faculty memberat Goddard College. arisawhite.com60


THURSDAY16O C T O B E R7 PMMaggie Nelson at Center for Literary ArtsJoin San Jose’s Center for Literary Arts as they host the award-winning poet and scholarMaggie Nelson, author of the forthcoming book The Argonauts (Graywolf Press, 2015).She will do a reading, followed by book sales and singing. More info at litart.org.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, Rm. 225/229150 E. San Fernando St., San JoseFREEAll Ages ♿Maggie Nelson is a poet, scholar, critic, and creative nonfiction writer.Her books include The Art of Cruelty: A Reckoning (a New York Times NotableBook of 2011); Bluets; The Red Parts: A Memoir; Something Bright, ThenHoles; and Jane: A Murder, finalist for the PEN/ Martha Albrand Award.7:30 PMGenerations: Five San Francisco Poets, 27 to 69These authors wrote works that were born on the fog banks over Twin Peaks.Bird and Beckett Books & Records653 Chenery St.FREEAll Ages ♿Born and raised in South Carolina, Seth Amosnow lives and writes in San Francisco. He ispoetry editor of Rivet: The Journal of WritingThat Risks.Neeli Cherkovski is an internationallyrecognized poet, memoirist, and literarychronicler, recipient of a PEN Josephine MilesAward and an Acker Prize for poetry andbiography. His book Spent Shadow is due outthis fall.Patrick James Dunagan lives in San Franciscoand works at Gleeson Library for the Universityof San Francisco. A graduate of the nowdefunctNew College poetics program, he haswritten GUSTONBOOK and Das Gedichtete.Marina Lazzara has published her poetrythroughout the U.S. and has toured with TheRabbles and earlier bands, including Blue GumArt and Poetics. All reflect her embrace ofactivism and the natural world.Jessica Loos is a well-known San Franciscopoet and performer. She holds an MFA fromNew College of California and is a member ofthe Revolutionary Poets Brigade.61


O C T O B E R16THURSDAY7:30 PMRobin Becker and W.S. Di Pieroat Marin Poetry CenterRobin Becker (Tiger Heron) and W.S. Di Piero (Tombo) will be reading from their recent books.More info at marinpoetrycenter.org.Marin Poetry Center, Falkirk Cultural Center1408 Mission St., San Rafael$3 MPC members / $5 general publicAll Ages ♿Robin Becker is author of the poetry collectionTiger Heron, as well as Domain of PerfectAffection, The Horse Fair, All-American Girl,and Giacometti’s Dog. She is a frequent contributorto The American Poetry Review. Her workhas been featured on the Academy of AmericanPoets Poem-A-Day site and Poetry Daily.W.S. Di Piero is author of 11 books of poetry.His work has appeared in Poetry, The NewYorker, and Threepenny Review, and he haswritten for The New York Times Magazine,The New York Times Book Review, andThe New Republic.8 PMSmart Smut: A Celebration ofBaghdad By the Bay Doing the NastyDavid Henry Sterry rides herd over a Litquake Who’s Who of sexual provocateurs, spinning talesof bawdy yet thoughtful perversions in the sexiest city in the world.The Make-Out Room3225 22nd St.$7 donation21+ ♿Sherilyn Connelly is a San Francisco-basedwriter and film critic for the Village Voice and SFWeekly. Her work can be found in the anthologiesAtheists in America, More Five Minute Erotica,and Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.Nina Hartley is a pioneer superstar in the worldof adult cinema. She is an actress, writer,director and producer. She appeared in BoogieNights, and is in the AVN Hall of Fame.Scott James is best known for his columnsabout San Francisco for The New York Times.He also has the worst-kept secret identity asnovelist Kemble Scott, author of the bestsellersSoMa and The Sower.Richard Martin has contributed creative writingand journalism to books, magazines, newspapers,and literary journals. He lives in San Franciscoand works in Oakland as a grant writer.Dylan Ryan is the Gary Oldman of porn. She isalso a writer, sex and relationship therapist,sexuality educator, performance artist, and yogateacher, who’s saving the world one porn at a time.David Henry Sterry is the bestselling author of 16books, including Chicken, which has been translatedinto 11 languages, and Hos, Hookers, CallGirls & Rent Boys, which appeared on the frontcover of the Sunday New York Times Book Review.Madison Young is a sexpert, artist, activist, andaward-winning feminist pornographer. She isfounder of the nonprofit arts organization FeminaPotens, author of the newly released memoirDaddy, and a college lecturer with a focus onfeminist porn studies.62


FRIDAY17O C T O B E R10 AMKidquake: Upper Elementary ProgramJoin acclaimed children’s book authors, illustrators, poets and workshop leaders for a morningof readings, discussion, and special workshops designed to help fuel the imagination of kidsin 3rd through 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow. Emceed by Julie Grigoryan of theContemporary Jewish Museum.Contemporary Jewish Museum, Goldman Hall736 Mission St.FREE for school groups / teachers must enroll in advance♿Cynthia Chin-Lee has written seven books,two fiction and five nonfiction. Her mostrecent book, Operation Marriage, is beingmade into a movie by an independentfilmmaker. cynthiachinlee.comWhen Ian Lendler was younger, he enjoyedacting but was extremely terrible at it. Sohe became a writer of children’s books andnonfiction. The Stratford Zoo MidnightRevue Presents Macbeth is his first graphicnovel. ianlendler.comMarissa Moss has written more than 50children’s books, from picture books tomiddle-grade and young adult novels. Hermost recent book, Barbed Wire Baseball,won the California Book Award.marissamoss.comDavid Zeltser is author of the Lug series,a satire about climate change for all ages.The School Library Journal called Lug “aroaring addition for public and schoollibraries.” davidzeltser.comWORKSHOPSNaomi Kinsman is author of Spilled Inkand the From Sadie’s Sketchbook series.As founder of Society of Young Inklings,Naomi shares her passion for writingand creativity with young people acrossthe country.Susan Terence, a California Poets in theSchools (CPITS) poet teacher, performer,and artist for over 25 years, received herMFA in fiction from SFSU, has beenpublished widely, and won many awardsfor her writing.63


O C T O B E R17FRIDAY5:04 PMShaken and Stirred:An Evening of True-Life Tales Marking the 25thAnniversary of the Loma Prieta EarthquakeCo-presented by San Francisco magazineWhere were you when the (semi) Big One hit? And can you believe it’s been 25 years already?Join Litquake and San Francisco magazine over cocktails at Alfred’s legendary steakhouse, aslocal authors and luminaries tell stories about that fateful moment when Bay Area business asusual shuddered to a halt, the Bay Bridge collapsed…and people came together in crisis.Alfred’s Steakhouse659 Merchant St. (enter from Montgomery between Washington & Clay)$1521+ ♿JD Beltran is president of the San FranciscoArts Commission, and curator of the PublicArt Master Art Plan for the Yerba BuenaCommunity Benefits District. She co-authoredthe foreword for the book Arts for the City:Civic Art and Urban Change, 1932-2012, byHeyday Books. She also designed the firstLitquake logo.Gary Kamiya was co-founder and longtimeexecutive editor of Salon. He is now executiveeditor of San Francisco magazine and alsowrites a weekly history column for the SanFrancisco Chronicle. His book Cool Gray Cityof Love: 49 Views of San Francisco has beena Northern California bestseller for more thana year.Acclaimed comedic autobiographicalmonologuist Josh Kornbluth has touredinternationally, written and starred in severalfeature films (including Haiku Tunnel), andstarred in a television interview show. Hisstage productions have included Red DiaperBaby, Ben Franklin Unplugged, and mostrecently, The Mathematics of Change.C.W. Nevius has been a columnist at theSan Francisco Chronicle for over 20 years,covering sports (including eight Olympicsgames), reviewing movies and spottingtrends. He co-wrote the book Splash Hit,about building the Giants’ waterfrontstadium, with Joan Walsh. His latest bookis Crouching Father, Hidden Toddler:A Zen Guide for New Dads.Johnny Steele has been a fixture oncomedy stages, radio, and TV for 30 years.In the ‘90s he had a top-rated morning radioshow on Live 105, and hosted KRON/BayTV’s “The Show.” He is one of the featuredcomics in the documentary 3 Still Standing,and is working on a one-man show, GoodJuju: Bowser Saves Carouser.Ethan Watters is a journalist and authorof Crazy Like Us: The Globalization ofthe American Psyche, Urban Tribes, anexamination of the mores of the “nevermarrieds,”and co-author of Making Monsters.He is a frequent contributor to The New YorkTimes Magazine, Discover, Men’s Journal,Wired, and This American Life.64


FRIDAY17O C T O B E R6 PMBeyond The Labyrinth of Solitude:A Tribute to Octavio PazCo-presented by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Francisco and The Mexican Art MuseumThis year marks the 100th birthday of Mexican poet-diplomat Octavio Paz. This evening celebrateshis life and career, featuring Paz scholar Rafael Vargas and special guests.Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was born in Mexico City, and under the encouragement of Pablo Neruda,began his poetic career by founding an avant-garde literary magazine, Barandal. In his youth, Pazspent time in Spain and the United States, including U.C. Berkeley, and was for many years acultural attaché to France. His poetry and various collections of essays engage sexuality,anthropology, economics, politics, and history, with a level of originality and erudition that isunrivaled. Perhaps his best known work, the 1950 sociocultural analysis of Mexico, El laberintode la soledad (The Labyrinth of Solitude), became standard reading for students of Latin Americanhistory and literature.The Mexican Art Museum2 Marina Blvd., Fort MasonFREEAll Ages ♿Octavio Paz was recipient of the Miguelde Cervantes Prize, the NeustadtInternational Prize for Literature, and in1990, the Nobel Prize in Literature. Hispassing was mourned as the end of anera for Mexico. According to his obituaryin Americas, “Paz’s literary career helpedto define modern poetry and the Mexicanpersonality.”Rafael Vargas has worked as an editor,journalist, and cultural attaché at theEmbassy of Mexico in Chile. He haspublished nine books of poetry, andhas translated the works of Ezra Pound,Malcolm Lowry, Ernest Hemingway,T.S. Eliot, Samuel Beckett, and JohnBerger, among others. He has justcompleted a new Octavio Paziconography released this year by Fondode Cultura Economica, one of the mostimportant publishing houses in Mexico.65


O C T O B E R17FRIDAY6 PMAndrew Sean Greer at CaliforniaCollege of the ArtsCCA’s MFA Program in Writing hosts a one-week Master Writer in Residence, a writer ofprominence in fiction, poetry, or nonfiction to serve as a teacher and voice on trends and issuesin writing and literature. The week culminates in a free, public reading/lecture by the resident.This year the program features San Francisco author Andrew Sean Greer.California College of the ArtsTimken Lecture Hall1111 8th St.FREEAll Ages ♿Andrew Sean Greer is the bestselling author of five works of fiction, includingThe Confessions of Max Tivoli and most recently, The Impossible Lives of GretaWells. His short fiction has been published in Esquire, The New Yorker, The ParisReview, and elsewhere, and he is recipient of the Young Lions Award, CaliforniaBook Award, and fellowships from the NEA and New York Public Library.66


FRIDAY17O C T O B E R6 PMWe Are the Birds of the Coming Storm,with Lola LafonCo-presented by the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France, San FranciscoLitquake welcomes author and musician Lola Lafon, who was raised in the equally diverse cities ofBucharest, Sofia, and Paris. Her books have been nominated for several literary awards, and tacklethemes as diverse as capitalism, antifascism, utopia, and feminism. This year marks the Englishtranslation of her novel We Are the Birds of the Coming Storm, an insurrectionary and feministtale set amid the 19th century Chicago Haymarket events. She frequently performs musicalconcert readings of her works while on tour, and tonight will be no exception. Hosted wine bar.Modernism Gallery685 Market St.$5All Ages ♿Lola Lafon has written four novels, the most recent in English being Noussommes les oiseaux de la tempête qui s’annonce (We Are the Birds of theComing Storm). Her most recent book in France is a fictional biography ofgymnast Nadia Comaneci, In La Petite Communiste qui ne souriait jamais(The Little Communist Who Never Smiled).6:30 PMUlrike Draesner: The Ravages of WarCo-presented by the Goethe-Institut San FranciscoUsing sophisticated language to examine complex and contemporary issues, the Berlin-basedwriter Ulrike Draesner always manages to present taboos and desires of the 21st century insurprising twists. Her most recent novel, Sieben Sprünge vom Rand der Welt (Seven LeapsFrom the Edge of the World), develops a chorus of voices about the consequences of forcedmigration in Middle and Eastern Europe from 1939 up to today. The reading will be in Englishand German.Goethe-Institut, Art Lounge530 Bush St.$5 donation at the doorAll Ages ♿Ulrike Draesner is a poet, translator, essayist, and fiction author of manyworks including her latest, Seven Leaps From the Edge of the World. Shelives in Berlin, where she also teaches as a professor for Creative Writingat the Deutsche Literaturinstitut Leipzig. draesner.de67


O C T O B E R17FRIDAY6:30 PMThe Human Body, with Paolo GiordanoCo-presented by the Italian Cultural Institute of San FranciscoItaly’s bestselling author Paolo Giordano comes to San Francisco for his highly anticipated secondnovel, The Human Body. Beautifully translated by Anne Milano Appel, this story of modern warfollows Italian soldiers stationed in one of the deadliest places on earth—the Gulistan district ofAfghanistan. It’s here that a group of inexperienced soldiers is forced to navigate the irreversiblejourney from youth into manhood. Jarring, poignant, and at times darkly comic, the book wasinspired by Giordano’s ten-day tour reporting on the war in Afghanistan. Echoing great 20thcenturynovels like Catch-22, The Human Body is a “brilliant addition to the literature of ourmodern wars” (Kevin Powers).Italian Cultural Institute814 Montgomery St.FREEAll Ages ♿Paolo Giordano was born in Turin, Italy. He studied physics at the Universityof Turin and holds a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics. At age 26, he won the2008 Premio Strega literary award for his first novel The Solitude of PrimeNumbers, which was translated into 30 languages and made into a 2010 film.68


FRIDAY17O C T O B E R7 PMRock’n’Soul Circus: A Cavalcade of StarsThere’s no telling what can happen when an unprecedented gathering of music writing’s finestconverge on the same stage to read their latest pieces, whether historic or personal, from theannals of rock, roll and soul. Whether we’re talking Liz Phair’s Exile in Guyville or Earth, Wind andFire, this is bound to be one historic throwdown—or grudge match. With musical relief by VictorKrummenacher (of Camper Van Beethoven, now solo). Curated and refereed by Denise Sullivan.The Make-Out Room3225 22nd St.$1021+ ♿Gina Arnold is a former rock critic who nowteaches rhetoric at the University of SanFrancisco. Exile In Guyville (33 1 /3 series,Bloomsbury Press) is her third book.Canadian music legend Bruce Cockburn hasreleased over 30 albums spanning the last fivedecades, and his ever expanding repertoire ofmusical styles and skillfully crafted lyrics havebeen covered by such artists as Jerry Garcia,Chet Atkins, Barenaked Ladies, Jimmy Buffett,Elbow, Judy Collins, and k.d. lang. He hasspoken out on a range of diverse issues, bothas a longtime human rights and environmentalactivist, and through his music. His autobiographyRumours of Glory will be published by HarperOnein November 2014.Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer inthe online music space; Newsweek called himan “Internet visionary.” In 1994, after a decadeas a senior writer at Rolling Stone, he foundedAddicted To Noise (ATN), the influential musicweb site. In August 2014 he published his rock‘n’ roll novel, True Love Scars, the first of theFreak Scene Dream Trilogy.Victor Krummenacher is a musician and artdirector located in San Francisco. He’s playedin a lot of bands, written a lot of songs, releaseda bunch of records and designed a lot of stuff.A co-founding member of Camper VanBeethoven, his eighth solo album Hard toSee Trouble Coming releases on VeritasRecording this November. He tries to use hispowers for good, but sometimes evil wins.Dennis McNally received his Ph.D. in Americanhistory from the University of Massachusetts atAmherst. He became the Grateful Dead’sauthorized biographer in 1980 and the band’spublicist in 1984. His latest book is On Highway61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of CulturalFreedom (Counterpoint).Pop music critic Joel Selvin (Here Comes theNight: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the DirtyBusiness of Rhythm and Blues) started coveringrock shows for the San Francisco Chronicleshortly after the end of the Civil War. His writinghas appeared in a surprising number of otherpublications that should have known better.He is author of over 12 books about pop music,including the autobiography of Sammy Hagar.Denise Sullivan has written five books onmusic including The White Stripes: Sweetheartsof the Blues, Keep on Pushing, Black PowerMusic From Blues to Hip Hop and Shaman’sBlues: The Art and Influences Behind JimMorrison and the Doors (Sumach-Red, 2014).Blues is her favorite color.Richie Unterberger is author of numerous rockhistory books, including volumes on the VelvetUnderground, the Who, the Beatles, and 1960sfolk rock. He teaches community education rockhistory courses at several local colleges. JingleJangle Morning: Folk-Rock in the 1960s is hislatest ebook.Keith and Kent Zimmerman have writtenbooks and novels about music, art, crime,motorcycle clubs, incarceration and redemption,not necessarily in that order. They also teachtwo weekly creative writing classes inside thewalls of two California state prisons. They coauthoredShining Star: Braving the Elementsof Earth, Wind & Fire by Philip Bailey.Keith Zimmerman69


O C T O B E R17FRIDAY8 PMA McSweeney ’s Variety Show:Including the Presentation of Litquake’s2014 Barbary Coast AwardBeginning with Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, first launched in 1998, the number ofliterary community enterprises launched by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida is truly staggering:826 Valencia (2002), The Believer magazine (2003), Voice of Witness book series (2004), TheValentino Achak Deng Foundation (2006), ScholarMatch (2010), Lucky Peach magazine (2011),and Grantland Quarterly (2012), to name a few. Because of these projects, thousands of childrenhave been inspired by books, hundreds of authors have seen their work published in print andonline, and millions of booklovers around the world have been assured of high-quality, beautifullypackaged reading materials for generations to come. Tonight, Litquake’s annual tribute varietyshow honors the achievements of all involved, with an evening of live music (via Thao Nguyen),unusual performance (via Arthur Bradford), and the first live reading of a screenplay by Boots Rileyof The Coup. Other special guests are likely, too.Z Space450 Florida St.$15All Ages ♿Arthur Bradford is an O. Henry Awardwinningwriter and Emmy-nominatedfilmmaker, and author of several booksincluding the short story collectionDogwalker, the children’s book Benny’sBrigade (McSweeney’s, 2012), and theupcoming Turtleface (Farrar, Strauss, andGiroux, February 2015). He is also creatorand director of the acclaimed “How’s YourNews?” documentary series.Thao Nguyen is a singer-songwriter andfounder of the band Thao & The Get DownStay Down, and has collaborated witheveryone from Joanna Newsom to AndrewBird, Merrill Garbus, Portland Cello Project,and Mirah. She has toured for Oxfam, andher videos have featured Ira Glass and JohnHodgman.Boots Riley is an American poet, rapper,songwriter, producer, screenwriter, humorist,and political organizer, and lead vocalist ofThe Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club.He is the only known musical artist whosesurveillance by intelligence agents has beenexposed via WikiLeaks.70


FRIDAY17O C T O B E R11 AM–4:30 PMThe Art of WritingThree panels on the craft and process of writing. Each is followed by a Q&A session, as well asbook sales and signings.Z Space450 Florida St.$8 for each panel / $14 for two / $20 for all threeAll Ages ♿11 AM The Art of PoetryElizabeth Block is a filmmaker and authorof the award-winning novel A GestureThrough Time, and a new book of poetry,Celluloid Salutations. She has receivedgrants and fellowships from the DjerassiResident Artists Program, Poets & Writers,and Mill Atelier, among other awards.Robin Ekiss (moderator) is author of TheMansion of Happiness, which won the 2010Shenandoah/Glasgow Prize. A former StegnerFellow and recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award,she has poems in The Atlantic Monthly, APR,POETRY, Ploughshares, New England Review,and elsewhere.Judy Halebsky is author of Sky=Empty, whichwon the New Issues Prize and was a finalist forthe California Book Award, and the chapbook,Space/ Gap/Interval/Distance (Sixteen RiversPress, 2012). With a collective of Tokyo poets,she edits and translates the bilingual poetryjournal Eki Mae.Roxane Beth Johnson is author of Black CrowDress (Alice James Books, 2013) and Jubilee(Anhinga, 2006). Her poems have appeared inThe Harvard Review, The Georgia Review,The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and elsewhere.Zack Rogow is the author, editor, or translatorof 20 books or plays, including his seventhbook of poems, My Mother and the CeilingDancers. He is editor of the Face of Poetry(U.C. Press), teaches in the low-residencyMFA in writing program at the University ofAlaska, Anchorage, and is poetry editor ofCatamaran Literary Reader.1 PM The Art of the Short StoryMolly Antopol is author of the story collectionThe UnAmericans. She teaches at Stanford,where she was a Wallace Stegner Fellow.The recipient of a 5 Under 35 award from theNational Book Foundation, she has publishedin Oxford American, The New York Times,and other periodicals.Lorraine Babb lives on the Russian Riverwith her husband, her toy poodle, and twocrazy cats. She teaches at the San FranciscoWriters Studio, and her short stories andpersonal essays have appeared in the SanFrancisco Chronicle, Dos Passos Review,Kalliope, and elsewhere.Michelle Richmond is author of two storycollections: Hum, winner of the CatherineDoctorow Innovative Fiction Prize, and TheGirl in the Fall-Away Dress, winner of theAWP Award. Her novels are Golden State,The Year of Fog, No One You Know, andDream of the Blue Room.Namwali Serpell (moderator) had her firstpublished story selected for the 2009 BestAmerican Short Stories and shortlisted forthe 2010 Caine Prize for African Writing. Shereceived a Rona Jaffe Foundation WritersAward, and in 2014 was chosen as one ofthe most promising African writers in theHay Festival Africa39 anthology.71


O C T O B E R17FRIDAY3 PM The Art of the NovelRichard Kadrey is author of ten novelsand dozens of stories. His latest novel,The Getaway God, was published thisAugust. Kadrey created and wrote theVertigo comics mini-series Accelerate.Yiyun Li is author of A Thousand Yearsof Good Prayers, The Vagrants, Gold Boy,Emerald Girl, and Kinder Than Solitude.A native of Beijing, she is recipient of aMacArthur Foundation fellowship, FrankO’Connor International Short Story Award,and more.Kathryn Ma is author of the novel The YearShe Left Us, a New York Times Editor’s Choice.Her story collection All That Work and Still NoBoys won the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Shereceived the Meyerson Prize for Fiction andhas published her short fiction widely.Joshua Mohr (moderator) is author of fournovels, including Damascus, which TheNew York Times called “Beat-poet cool.”His novel All This Life is due in 2015 fromCounterpoint/Soft Skull.Angela Pneuman, raised in Kentucky, is aformer Stegner Fellow and teaches fictionwriting at Stanford. Her collection HomeRemedies was hailed as “call[ing] to mindAlice Munro” (San Francisco Chronicle).Her new novel is Lay It On My Heart.angelapneuman.com2 PMRaising A Reader Story Time“Just one more story… please?” Enjoy this dynamic, interactive read-aloud which willdemonstrate fun strategies proven to develop your child’s interest in books and reading. Thebeloved Bay Area program Raising a Reader will share favorite stories with kids, and provide tipsand tricks to help parents make book sharing at home a joyful learning experience. Raising AReader San Francisco, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties’ programs support families to readwith their children from birth by providing access to high-quality children’s books, training forparents, and support for early childhood educators. rarbayarea.orgGreen Apple Books on the Park1231 9th Ave.FREE♿2 PMWriting Journeys from U.C. Berkeley ExtensionGraduates from U.C. Berkeley Extension’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing readtheir best creative works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.Art and Design Center95 Third St.FREEAll Ages ♿72


SATURDAY18O C T O B E RpresentsTheWorld’s LargestLiterary Pub Crawl!101 EVENTS! • OVER 500 PERFORMERS! • 3 ½ HOURS!Welcome to the tenth annual Lit Crawl, where literature hitsSan Francisco’s Mission District in a hot, crowded, chaotic mess ofwords and word-nerds! Not sure where to find a venue? Use themaps in this program, or pick up our colorful map of the entireroute at any event, or at Lit Crawl headquarters, 518 Valencia St.Please support our venues and bartenders, and don’t forget to buy books!Share your experiences on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with #LitCrawl2014and #Litquake2014. Follow along @LitCrawl and @litquake. Parking is VERYlimited, so bike, walk, carpool, take BART or Muni. All events are FREE, but wewould not exist without your support. Please drop a few bucks in a Litquakedonation bucket; we really appreciate it. See you in the Mission!litcrawl.org/sf73


O C T O B E R18SATURDAY NORTHMISSION8NATOMAMINNAS VAN NESS16TH ST17TH ST18TH ST19TH STERIEMISSION14MARKETGOUGH2 34OCTAVIALAGUNAMcCOPPIN5STEVENSONVALENCIA7ELGIN PARK6 PEARLGUERRERODUBOCEWOODWARDCLINTON PARKBROSNAN14TH ST9 10 11 1213ROSA PARKS15TH STRAMONAWIESEHOFFJULIANRONDELCALEDONIASAN CARLOSLEXINGTON15 24 25 27 2830 31 3717- 16 18 HQ 26 29 3622 23LAPIDGEALBION33-35DEARBORNLINDA2120CAMPCLARION1SYCAMOREGUERRERO19 32OAKWOODPHASE 1 6:00–7:00 PM1. Clarion AlleyBetween Mission & Valencia, 17th & 18th ♿Please note: this is a smoke-free venue!Play On Words: Your Words, Our VoicesWant to play with genre—onstage? Play OnWords pairs South Bay-based writers andactors for a lively evening of stories, poemsand one-act plays.Featuring: Ryan Alpers, Kirstin Chen,Leah Griesmann, Nicole Hughes,Julia Halprin Jackson, Melinda Marks,Jeremy Ryan, Brian Van Winkle2. The Green Arcade1680 Market St. ♿Pierced: Direct from Ithuriel’sSpear PressPoets from San Francisco’s hyperactiveindependent press take aim at convention,engaging piercing questions about art, love,and society.Featuring: Lewis DeForest Brown,Lewis Ellingham, James Mitchell, John Norton,Richard Schwarzenberger, Richard Tagett,William Torphy3. Flax1699 Market St. ♿Lit Crawl’s Open Mike!Have you always dreamed of reading at theSan Francisco Lit Crawl? Hosted by poet andfestival coordinator Jen Siraganian, Lit Crawl’sOpen Mike is your chance for three minutesof literary fame! Throw your name into abucket and share your writing with the world(or at least your friends cheering you on).4. Martuni’s4 Valencia St. 21+ ♿A Fifth of FictionBARtab, the Bay Area Reporter’s nightlifesection, hosts its fifth annual Lit Crawl readingat Martuni’s. BARtab editor and five-timenovelist Jim Provenzano hosts as writersshare booze-influenced fictional (and confessional)accounts, most with a gay flavor.Featuring: Mark Abramson, Everett Maroon,Jim Piechota, Poet On Watch5. McCoppin HubMcCoppin St. @ Valencia St. ♿Conspiracy of BeardsSan Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards isa 30-member male choir that performsdynamic, original, a cappella arrangementsof the poetic songs of Leonard Cohen.74


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R20TH STCAPP21ST ST22ND ST38MISSIONBARTLETTVALENCIA23RD ST24TH ST8. Public Works161 Erie St. 21+ ♿Fourteen Hills Presents:Get Up and CrawlThe view from the pages of FourteenHills. Top off your canteens and startup your Crawl with five breathtakingliterary ascents.Featuring: Renato Escudero, Junse Kim,Jane McDermott, Toni Mirosevich,Brian Thorstenson20TH STLIBERTY21ST STHILLAMES22ND ST6. Fouladi Projects1803 Market St. ♿Performance Pops! Cool Treats fromSFSUFaculty and graduate students from thePerformance Studies program at SanFrancisco State University present original(embodied) works of poetry, prose, andcreative nonfiction.Featuring: Lindsey Ayotte, Mercilee Jenkins,Javon Johnson, Amy K. Kilgard, Alexis Litzky,Thao P. Nguyen7. Pizza Zone N Grill178 Valencia St. ♿The New Sh!t ShowThe New Sh!t Show and open mike,based in San Francisco, is dedicated toproviding a space where new work is therule and not an exception (and by “new”we mean never performed before for anyaudience other than your mom, your cat,or your own reflection). Join us for a nightof world premieres!Featuring: Nic Alea, Cam Awkward-Rich,Jason Bayani, Katelyn Lucas, Jeana Poindexter,Danez Smith, Brandon YoungALVARADOSAN JOSEELIZABETH9. Double Union333 Valencia St. #445 ♿Electric Ladies: A Night of ReadingsAuthors from Double Union, SanFrancisco’s first feminist hackerspace, willread from their books, zines, and essaysabout rebels, imaginary worlds, complicatedidentities, and more.Featuring: Sarah Godfrey, Amelia Greenhall,Liz Henry, Tiger Lily, Red Velvet10. The Voyager Shop365 Valencia St. ♿Eleven Eleven Presents Translationsand VariationsCome hear how Eleven Eleven keeps itlocal as well as global, as we present fivewriter/translators from the Summer printissue #17.Featuring: Tim Kahl, Ava Koohbor,Sara Larsen, Margarita Meklina11. Four Barrel Coffee375 Valencia St. ♿Love and DeathFriends of the California Institute of IntegralStudies MFA Program perform stories oflust, longing, and the end that awaits us all.Featuring: Carolyn Cooke, Helen Klonaris,Margaret Rhee, Nina Schnall, Coke Tani,Brandon Maurice Williams75


O C T O B E R18SATURDAY12. Accident & Artifact381 Valencia St. ♿Tupelo Press: 30 Poems, 30 Days,Posted Publicly with NO EditsEstablished poets (who wrote a poem a dayon the Tupelo website to generate newwork and raise funds for a premier literarypress) read from their work.Featuring: Kathryn Gessner, Lois P. Jones,Catherine Keefe, Amy MacLennan,Barbara March13. Valencia Gardens Community Room390 Valencia ♿Brown People Don’t Read?Brown People Don’t Read? showcases fivebrown writers who tell stories that pushagainst being pigeonholed, and insteadilluminate and invade the literary world.Featuring: Bonne Marie Bautista,Scott Russell Duncan, Lisa Gray, Jenny Irizary,Blanca Torres, Harold Terezon14. Bay Blend Coffee & Tea1905 Mission St. ♿SMC MFA AlumniCoffee, Tea, and Literary Delights:Check out the latest from the SMCMFA Community.Featuring: Joshua Braff, Lily Brown,Rashaan Alexis Meneses, Robert Andrew Perez,Susan Sasson15. Samovar411 Valencia St. ♿Meditations on Original Sin, orHow to Make an Origami JesusEve’s Garden Club explores themes ofsex, prayer, epiphany and redemption(not necessarily in that order!) in theircreative nonfiction pieces.Featuring: Tania Fardella, Corinne Kalasky,Mimi Novak, Liz Podolinsky,Caroline Wampole76


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R16. Time Frame418 Valencia St. ♿Science Fiction in the 21st CenturyJoin editors and authors as they read anddiscuss new directions in science fiction.Presented by Tachyon Publications, SanFrancisco’s foremost science fiction publisher.Featuring: Michael Blumlein, Ellen Klages,Tim Pratt, Jacob Weisman, Tad Williams17. Wild Equity Institute474 Valencia St. ♿(In)Visibly GreenAuthors gather to the challenge the definitionof what constitutes nature writing, examinethe dominant narrative of the environmentalmovement, and motivate us to rethink ourrelationship with nature.Featuring: Carolyn Finney, Kim Shuck, Al Young18. Black & Brown Social Club474 Valencia St. ♿Crick!Crack! A Night of Storytelling withThe Bonfire Collective (CCA MFAin Writing Program Alumni)Crick!Crack! harkens to a Caribbean storytellingtradition in which teller and listener inextricablylink the storyteller with theaudience.Featuring: James Bergquist, Shelana DeSilva,Lyndsey Ellis, Andrew Gori, Adam Moskowitz,Nana K. Twumasi19. Creativity Explored3245 16th St. ♿InspiREAD: Art Inspired WritingsA horde of authors from The Writers Studioin San Francisco use work by artists ofCreativity Explored as the influence andideas for their musings. This event willfeature various authors from the WritersStudio led by Mark Peterson.20. Elixir3200 16th St. 21+ ♿Beyond Poop and PubertyJoin the fathers (and one token mother),all contributors to Rad Dad Magazine, asthey share stories about the beauty andcomplexity of parenting!Featuring: Airial Clark, Craig Elliott, Danny Goot,Tomas Moniz, Jeremy Adam Smith, Roger Porter21. Double Dutch3192 16th St. 21+ ♿The Lit SlamFor Lit Crawl 2014, the Lit Slam puts on aspecial edition of our monthly competition,featuring all-stars from the 2012 and 2013season.22. Stanza Coffee3126 16th St. ♿North 24th Writers Presents Penned Up:Murderers, Thieves and ChickensA sushi-loving wine thief, a vengefulbeauty, a 17th-century swindler, and achicken. Find out who’s in the slammer,and who got away.Featuring: Allison Hoover Bartlett, Leslie Berlin,Frances Dinkelspiel, Katherine Ellison,Julia Flynn Siler, Jill Storey23. Dalva3121 16th St. 21+ ♿Flash Fiction Editors Read:The Long and Short of ItFlash Fiction editors will read favoritepieces they’ve published alongside theirown work and discuss what goes intowriting such tiny tales.Featuring: Jane Ciabattari, Grant Faulkner,Lynn Mundell, Meg Pokrass, Pamela Painter,Niree Perian, James Thomas24. Muddy Waters521 Valencia St. ♿theNewerYorktheNewerYork Literary Madhouse is abizarre mix of game-night and performance.You’ll find yourself playing Mad Libs, writingletters, and helping perform pieces fromThe Electric Encyclopedia of ExperimentalLiterature.Featuring: Ron Burch, Sarah LaBrie,Josh Raab, Brent L. Smith25. Casanova527 Valencia St. 21+ ♿ZYZZYVA Issue No. 101 CelebrationFollowing up on their milestone 100thissue, the San Francisco literary journalpresents its Fall issue.Featuring: Soma Mei Sheng Frazier,Earle McCartney, Elena Mauli Shapiro,Vauhini Vara77


O C T O B E R18SATURDAY26. Blondie’s Bar & No Grill540 Valencia St. 21+ ♿Lip Service West: True Storiesfrom the UndergroundLip Service West is a “gritty, real, raw”1,500-word/true-story reading seriesexploring the darker sides of life, love,and madness.Featuring: Joe Clifford, Sarah Heady,Joseph Lapin, Renee Asher Pickup,Tom Pitts27. Density593 Valencia St. ♿Apogee Press ReadsCelebrating the 16th birthday of ApogeePress, Berkeley’s innovative poetry press.Featuring: Maxine Chernoff, Alice Jones,Denise Newman, Barbara Tomash, Laura Walker28. Harrington Galleries599 Valencia St. ♿Manic D Press 30th AnniversarySince 1984, Manic D Press has publishedhundreds of delicious books in everyflavor. Join us for a 30-year literaryhootenanny featuring numerousauthors, past and present!Featuring: Daphne Gottlieb, Jon Longhi,Larry-Bob Roberts29. Mission Police Station630 Valencia St. ♿Untreed ReadsUntreed After DarkFeaturing: Sam Barry, Kevin J. Cunningham,Robin F. Gainey, the late Kathi Kamen Goldmark,Pat Murphy, Gillian Roberts30. Elbo Room (Downstairs)647 Valencia St. 21+ ♿Misfortunes in Love and Life:A Comedy Storytelling EventSix Bay Area authors, comedians andstorytellers share their most humble,humiliating, and enlightening stories.Curated by Dani Burlison and Kara Vernorof Get Lit!Featuring: Lila Cugini, Amanda Janik,Bianca Licata, Stephen Thomas, Ian Tuttle,Hilary Zaid31. Elbo Room (Upstairs)647 Valencia St. 21+Lit Camp: Twice Bitten, Not ShyCome hear tales of poor judgment, lack ofregret, and possible depravity. Lit Camp,the juried writers conference sponsored bythe SF Writers’ Grotto, makes its secondappearance at Lit Crawl with six writerswho are compelling, unconventional—anddefinitely not shy.Featuring: Jill Bronfman, Mandy Hu,Michelle McGurk, Rachel Sarah,Kathleen Guthrie Woods78


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R32. 18 Reasons3674 18th St. ♿ArrivalsFriends of South Asia has been curatingliterary evenings for over ten years. Thisyear’s theme is “Arrivals,” as related toarriving at any place, i.e. country, city,hospital, hotel, or figuratively, I have“arrived,” and the reading will featurean eclectic array of South Asian writersfrom the Bay Area.Featuring: Ali Hasan Cemendtaur,Rajshree Chauhan, Tara Dorabji,Saqib Mausoof, Fyza Parviz33. The Women’s BuildingRoom B3543 18th St. ♿Writing Ourselves WholeFierce Hunger: At the intersection of desireand trauma, longing takes many forms. Joinus as Writing Ourselves Whole writersname what survivors are starving for.Featuring: Blyth Barnow, Eanlai Cronin,Jen Cross, Renee Garcia, Seeley Quest,Manish Vaidya34. The Women’s BuildingAudre Lorde Room3543 18th St. ♿UnderCover ReadsTales from Outriders, OutWriters, andOutliersFeaturing: Adrian Brooks, Rose Caraway,Katie Gilmartin, Dr. Carol Queen, Pam Rosenthal36. Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids766 Valencia St. ♿WritersCorps Turns 20For 20 years, WritersCorps has placedwriters in San Francisco communitiesto help youth confidently expressthemselves. Hear from our writers-inresidenceand youth writers. Teenswelcome! Best suited for 14+.Featuring: Maddy Clifford, Sandra García Rivera,Annie Rovzar, Rose Tully37. The Chapel777 Valencia St. 21+ ♿Fresh Faces of FictionScribd and Connu present an eveningof readings with fresh, new faces infiction recommended by your favoriteauthors.Featuring: Angelina Coppola,Susannah Luthi, Amy Silverberg,Shruti Swamy, Graham Todd38. Latin American Club3286 22nd St. 21+ ♿AFAR Magazine Spins the GlobeIt’s money and adventure and fame.It’s the thrill of a lifetime, and a longsea voyage that starts at six o’clocktomorrow morning.Featuring: Chris Colin, Ann Friedman,Emma John, Gayle Keck,Mickey Rapkin35. The Women’s BuildingRoom A3543 18th St. ♿Nothing But The Truth So Help Me God:73 Women on Life’s TransitionsIncluding work from New York Timesbestselling authors Kelly Corrigan andGabrielle Bernstein, notable trailblazerslike Belva Davis, and many other womeneager to share how transitions in theirlives brought them unexpected gifts,lessons, and growth.Featuring: Christine Beirne, Jessica Braun,Camille Hayes, Claire Hennessy,Rita Henley Jensen, Leslie Lagerstrom,Valerie Singer, Tanya Strauss, Lisen Stromberg79


O C T O B E R18SATURDAYPHASE 2 7:15–8:15 PM39. Clarion AlleyBetween Mission & Valencia, 17th & 18th ♿SkyMaul 2America’s #1 fake catalogue (“madly funny,full of wild invention”—George Saunders) isback for Volume Two. Get in on the secondfloor at their IPO.Featuring: Rob Baedeker, James Reichmuth40. Glama-Rama304 Valencia St. ♿JERRY, I Hate YouLove is easy––what about hate? JERRYMagazine corners four poets into revealingtheir loathed ones and invites the audienceto grow a Hate Tree.Featuring: Amy K. Bell, Fox Frazier-Foley,Laura Goode, Dawn Marie Knopf41. Five and Diamond510 Valencia St. ♿Funcheap Presents San Franciscoon $0 a DayThis city is too damn expensive. So let’stalk about cheap eats, free things to do,and finding amazing street scores.Featuring: Eve Batey, Johnny Funcheap,Brandon R. Reynolds, Stuart Schuffman,Beth Spotswood42. Good Vibrations603 Valencia St. 21+ ♿Sex (Still) Spoken Here: Readingsfrom the New Erotic ReadingCircle AnthologyGood Vibrations pioneered the EroticReading Circle, where everyone frompublished authors to bar-napkin-haikupoets can meet, read, and give each otherfeedback. Emceed by Carol Queen.Featuring: Anaín Bjorkquist, Amy Butcher,Dorothy Freed, Seeley Quest,horehound stillpointMARKETGOUGHOCTAVIALAGUNA NORTHMcCOPPINMISSIONSTEVENSONVALENCIAELGIN PARKPEARLGUERRERO43. SFPL BookmobileOutside of Elbo Room duringall three phases!One City One Book and theBookmobile at Lit Crawl!San Francisco Public Library’s Bookmobilewill be parked outside the Elbo Room.Check out books and DVDs! Get a librarycard (wait, you don’t have one yet?).Drop by for a free copy of Tales of theCity by Armistead Maupin (limitednumber), the One City One Book pickfor 2014! #ocobsf1444. Noisebridge2169 Mission St. ♿Noisebridge at the CrawlJoin Noisebridge’s anarchic hackers andmakers for a techno-utopian literary andspoken-word hack-fest!45. Sub-Mission Art Space2183 Mission St. 21+ ♿Give Me Fiction: SocietyIvan Hernandez hosts comedy, literature,and acting’s finest as they read short storiesbased on the theme of society.Featuring: Caitlin Gill, Trevor Hill,Tara Marsden, Natasha MuseDUBOCECLINTON PARKERIEWOODWARDBROSNAN14TH ST40NATOMAMINNAMISSIONJULIANROSA PARKSRAMONA15TH STCA80


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E RS VAN NESS16TH ST17TH ST18TH ST19TH ST20TH STCAPP21ST ST22ND ST23RD ST24TH STIESELEDONIA65HOFFSAN CARLOSRONDELLEXINGTON39544252 56 59 60 6741 HQ43 46 48 49 50 5153 57 58 61 62 66 68 69 7063LAPIDGEALBIONDEARBORNLINDACAMPCLARIONSYCAMORE44 45 47 55 64GUERREROOAKWOOD20TH STLIBERTY21ST STHILL71AMESMISSION72BARTLETTVALENCIA22ND STALVARADOSAN JOSEELIZABETH46. Fellow Barber (formerly F.S.C. Barber)696 Valencia St. ♿Sensitive SkinA reading for people with OCD, ADHD,PTSD, LSD, OMG and WTF—in celebrationof the release of Sensitive Skin #11.Featuring: Tony DuShane, Díre McCain,Bernard Meisler, Marc Olmsted,Patrick O’Neil, Doug Rice, Jenny Wade47. Peace Industry2235 Mission St. ♿Traveling Between the Lines:Writers Explore the Wide WorldThese writers make sense of chanceencounters and quirky quests, takinghome lessons about life that areilluminating, instructive, universal,funny, and deeply moving.Featuring: Marcia DeSanctis,Marcy Gordon, Jeff Greenwald,Larry Habegger, Laurie McAndish King,Lavinia Spalding, Laurie Weed48. Mission Cheese736 Valencia St. ♿Wet Women! Sponsored byQuirkyalone and FriendsA reading to answer the perennial question“What do women want?” Bay Area womenwriters share stories of lust, kissing, sexcults, and polyamory.Featuring: Charlie Jane Anders, Carolyn Arnold,Jenny Bitner, Sasha Cagen, Lisa Ferguson,Annie Marron49. Craftsman and Wolves746 Valencia St. ♿Hip MamaEat well, make art, live free! The originalalternative parenting magazine is back inaction. Get your maternal lit fix athipmamazine.com.Featuring: Michelle Cruz Gonzales, Ariel Gore,Susan Ito, Rhea St. Julien, Madison Young50. Incline Gallery766 Valencia St.Word Performances at the Lit CrawlWord Performances is a reading series ofpoetry, prose, fiction, memoir and comedy,where words are the lead, music isfeatured, and dance makes a cameo.81


O C T O B E R18SATURDAYFeaturing: Karinda Dobbins, Sarah Kobrinsky,Alvin Orloff, Simon Rogghe, Cybele ZufoloSiegel, Todd Siegel, Andres Vera, ZarinaZabrisky51. Betabrand780 Valencia St. ♿Threepenny Review: Strong VoicesThreepenny is known for its strong voices,whether in poetry or prose, fiction ornonfiction, and here are five of ourstrongest, moderated by Threepennydeputy editor Mimi Chubb.Featuring: W.S. Di Piero, Jill Kato,Jill McDonough, Jim Powell, Elizabeth Tallent55. The Beauty Bar2299 Mission St. 21+ ♿The San Francisco Bay GuardianPresents…Celebrity TwitteratureJoin the city’s biggest drag queens as theydramatically, hilariously “read” the year’smost scandalous trials, triumphs,tribulations, foibles, falls, and fancies—asseen on Twitter! D’Arcy Drollinger, Heklina,Lady Bear, and Martha T. Lipton joined uslast year for an uproarious evening ofinterpretive social media reenactments,and this year promises to be even moreoutrageous and full of surprises. (Oh yes,there will be Instagrams.)52. The Chapel777 Valencia St. 21+ ♿Earth, Wind, Water, Fire:A Night with the ElementsMan, meet nature. Through wind andrain and fire and dirt come six tales oftransformation and survival from theSan Francisco Writers’ Grotto.Featuring: Faith Adiele, Natalie Baszile,Marianna Cherry, Ali Eteraz, David B. Feldman,Vanessa Hua, Bonnie Tsui, Meghan Ward53. The Balm788 Valencia St. ♿Hyphen MagazineHyphen, an Asian American culture andpolitics magazine, invites you to celebratethe release of its R/evolution issue.Featuring: Ravi Chandra, Dan Lau, Kenji C. Liu,Maw Shein Win54. Lexington Club3464 19th St. 21+ ♿RADAR Presents Sister Spit,Co-Sponsored by Aunt Lute BooksSister Spit continues its Lit Crawl traditionof conducting a literary reading atop thepool table at the city’s premier queer bar.Featuring: Antonia Crane, Thomas PageMcBee, Maryam Farnaz Rostami, Virgie Tovar56. Serendipity803 Valencia St. ♿No Place Like It: Home Stories fromthe Berkeley Library Memoir WritersThe Community Memoir Project celebratesits second anthology with true stories aboutfinding home in beauty salons, cemeteries,campgrounds, and other unusual places.Featuring: Melissa Crisp-Cooper,Jenine Durland, Irene Green, Sharon Haines,Val Joy, Frances Lefkowitz, Dennis Shem57. 826 Valencia826 Valencia St. ♿826 Valencia Student ReadingJoin us as student authors (ages 6 to 18)read from our latest edition of the 826Quarterly. Cookies and milk to follow.Kids welcome!58. City Art Gallery828 Valencia St. ♿Alabama Street Writer’s GroupA joint venture of the Alabama StreetWriter’s Group (ASWG) and City Art Gallery(CAG). A visual and auditory treat.Featuring: Euphemia Ainsworth, Jennifer Ng,Maureen Noonburg, Mark Pritchard,Jenny Beth Schaffer, Chad Schimke, Solis82


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R59. Scholar Match849 Valencia St. ♿Edge of Seventeen:Poetry/Prose/Performance by Studentsfrom Oakland School for the ArtsFar from angsty teen poetry, these youngwriters from OSA’s Literary Arts programroutinely blow minds with their bold andbeautiful work.Featuring: Imani Diltz, Mina Jameson,Kameron McDowell, Paige O’Farrell60. Amnesia853 Valencia St. 21+ ♿Writers Without BordersSix authors from the Stanford ContinuingStudies’ Online Writing Certificate programread from their newly finished books.Featuring: Susan Ferraro, Katy Grabel,Maria Macaya, KC O’Connell, Maryam Soltani,Kenton K. Yee61. Borderlands Books866 Valencia St. ♿Mysterious WaysMeet mystery authors who will thrill,confound, and delight you with their stories.Featuring: Cara Black, Juliet Blackwell,Michelle Gagnon, Susan C. Shea62. Aldea Home890 Valencia St. ♿Only Freaky Black Art—Afro-SurrealArt—Can Save Us!Afro-Surreal is necessary to transform howwe see things now, how we look at whathappened then, and what we can expectto see in the future.Featuring: Will Alexander, Garrett Caples,Ayize Jama-Everett, D. Scot Miller,Michael Warr83


O C T O B E R18SATURDAY63. Ruby3602 20th St. ♿Diasporic Vietnamese Artists NetworkVietnamese-American literature has beenflourishing in America, thanks to DVAN,an alliance of artists and writers. Comehear some of their most exciting voices.Emceed by Aimee Phan.Featuring: Anh Thang Dao, Andrew Lam,Bich Minh Nguyen, Isabelle Thuy Pelaud,Truong Tran, Julie Thi Underhill64. Carousel Consignment2391 Mission St. ♿Arroyo Literary ReviewJoin the Arroyo Literary Review for anight of Bay Area fiction, poetry, andmemoir! Featuring current andupcoming contributors.Featuring: Keith Ekiss, John W. Evans,Rachel Howard, Michael Larkin,Dallas Woodburn65. Mission: Comics & Art3520 20th St. ♿Mission ComicsA reading of original comics works whilecartoonists stand semi-awkwardly in frontof a screen projection of said works.Featuring: Mark Haven Britt, Gabrielle Gamboa,Teddy Hose, Nathan Vargas66. Dog Eared Books900 Valencia St. ♿New Friends: An Eveningwith San Francisco’sEmerging LiteratureReadings by writers from KEEPEYESand Otherwheres Magazine, with amusical interlude.Featuring: Brogan Bentley, Joseph Bien-Kahn,Chris Carson, Chris Moore, Jason Mull,Katie Wheeler-Dubin84


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R67. Deepistan National ParkletIn front of 937 Valencia St. ♿Action Fiction!, Stories PerformedExtraordinary actors perform works ofshort fiction by local writers.Featuring: Ben Black, Scott Lambridis,Sara Marinelli, Sommer Schafer,Benjamin Wachs68. Chrome Industries962 Valencia St. ♿Poetry Flash and FriendsHear current/past editors and contributorsto Poetry Flash—California’s iconic onlineliterary review and calendar—read fromtheir work and tell stories about the Flash.Featuring: Judy Halebsky, Joyce Jenkins,Stephen Kessler, Richard Silberg,Giovanni Singleton, Alan Soldofsky69. Lost Weekend Video1034 Valencia St. ♿Kundiman West Presents: Not YourModel MinorityA fierce lineup of fellows whose writingsexplore the complexities of the Asian-American experience with veracity, urgency,and humor—without apology.Featuring: Cristiana Baik, Jennifer S. Cheng,Carolyn Ho, Mia Ayumi Malhotra, Shelley Wong,Debbie Yee70. The Marsh Café1074 Valencia St. ♿Draw ’Til You Crawl:The Craft of ComicsCelebrating the rich local comics scene,this event brings Bay Area comic artiststogether to read from visual projections oftheir work.Featuring: Rina Ayuyang, Tessa Brunton,Ed Luce, Thien Pham71. The Liberties Bar and Restaurant998 Guerrero St. 21+ ♿Prisons, Bees, Pulp, Poems,and the “Net”: Indie PublishingOut LoudIndie publishing has shaken up thetraditional publishing scene in recentyears. Tonight we’ve got five authorswho are doing things their way.No agent. No problem.Featuring: Cam, Mr. Combover,Forrest Dylan Bryant, Stephen Kelley,Justin Ker, Doris Mitsch,Danica Von Hartwig72. The Make-Out Room3225 22nd St. 21+ ♿Storytelling with LitographyJoin us as we have radio producers, poetsand comedians tell stories of being lost andfound. Come for the multimedia stories,stay for the surprises.Featuring: Julie Caine, Julia DeWitt,Xan L. Roberti, Anna Seregina, Nikki Silva85


O C T O B E R18SATURDAYPHASE 3 8:30–9:30 PM73. Clarion AlleyBetween Mission & Valencia, 17th & 18th ♿What to Talk AboutBring an empty mind to this alley blowout,and let What to Talk About authors RobBaedeker and Chris Colin fill it with marbles,dry leaves and conversation starters!Featuring: Rob Baedeker, Chris Colin74. The Chapel777 Valencia St. 21+ ♿7x7 Presents: Travel MisadventuresWhat happens when the best-laid travelplans go awry? This panel of esteemedtravel writers will read their work abouthow they survived both serious andhumorous disasters.75. Dijital Fix820 Valencia St. ♿Broken RecordDisembodied Poetics presents “BrokenRecord,” an exploration of music’sinfluence in literature. Performers tellpersonal stories about how a musicalartist, song, or experience inspired them.Then they cover a song that encapsulatesthat story.Featuring: Dani Burlison, Chris Cole,Evan Karp, Lyz Luke, Andrew Paul Nelson78. Synergy Organic Clothing969 Valencia St.The Literary Leaf of DeconstructedArtichoke PressDeconstructed Artichoke Press makesartists’ books and publishes mostly localpoets. The chapbooks are silkscreened withan insert of decorative paper sewn inside.Featuring: Miquila Alejandra, Rebekah Bloyd,Katherine Case, Judith Serin, Jen Siraganian,Annie Stenzel, Teresa Walsh, Hazel White79. Antelope973 Valencia St. ♿Historical Fiction Readers SeriesJoin us as authors from the HistoricalNovel Society of Northern California takeus to Tudor England, pre-Revolution Russia,the Middle Ages, and beyond.Featuring: Gillian Bagwell, Patricia Bracewell,Jennifer Laam, Jess Wells, Kara Wild NORTH76. Borderlands Café866 Valencia St. ♿S VAN NESSNew WorldsJoin us to travel to previously unimaginedworlds and explore mind-blowing newconcepts, without even leaving thebookstore!ERIENATOMAMINNAMISSION16TH ST17TH STFeaturing: R.S. (Rod) Belcher, David Edison,Emily Jiang, Annalee Newitz,Kim Stanley RobinsonWOODWARDWIESEJULIANCALEDONIAHOFFRONDELCLARION73SYCAMORE77. Retro Fit Vintage910 Valencia St. ♿Shades & Shadows Reading SeriesIt’s literature, but with monsters!Featuring: Jennifer Bosworth, Alex Rieser,Candy “The Devil” ShueCLINTON PARKBROSNAN14TH STROSA PARKS15TH STHQALBIONCAMPDEARBORN86


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R80. Gravel & Gold3266 21st St. ♿First Person FemaleFive writers with one kick-ass point of view.Stories to make you miss the bus, stay uptoo late, neglect lovers, and regret none of it.Featuring: Marie C. Baca, Jan Ellison,Bridget Quinn, Jennifer March Soloway,Thea Sullivan81. Ritual Coffee Roasters1026 Valencia St. ♿Family SecretsWhat you don’t know won’t hurt you—unless the secret-keeper is your mom.Then it could scar you for life. Come hearthe Write On Mamas spill it all (therapynot provided).Featuring: Vicki DeArmon, Amy Ettinger,Steven Friedman, Mary Hill,Marianne Lonsdale, Mindy Uhrlaub,Jennifer Van Santvoord82. Casa Bonampak1051 Valencia St. ♿An Evening of Eternal DamnationReadings from authors publishedwith Eternal Press and DamnationBooks.Featuring: Catharine Bramkamp,Rain Graves, Loren Rhoads,Myra Sherman, Max DeVoe Tally,Dan Weidman83. Aquarius Records1055 Valencia St. ♿Aquarius Records at the CrawlFor their second-ever Lit Crawlnight, San Francisco’s oldestindependent record store isopen for business as usual(with a surprise guest or two).ALABAMA101HARRISON100BALMYTREATFOLSOMSHOTWELL87999897969594LUCKYHORACE25TH STVIRGIL18TH ST19TH ST20TH STCAPP21ST ST22ND ST23RD ST24TH STCYPRESSLILACSAN CARLOSLEXINGTON74LAPIDGELINDAGUERRERO7576 7720TH STLIBERTY8078 7921ST ST858482 8381HILLMISSION86BARTLETTVALENCIA22ND STALVARADO8889SAN JOSEELIZABETH91OSAGEORANGE90POPLARGUERRERO929387


O C T O B E R18SATURDAY84. Laszlo Bar2526 Mission St. 21+ ♿KQED and Baruch Porras-HernandezPresent ¿Donde Está Mi Gente?(Where are my people?)Showcasing the Latino literary voices of theBay Area! KQED Arts covers the best ofBay Area news, arts, events, culture andcommunity. KQED.org/artsFeaturing: Denise Benavides, Gabriel Cortez,Jennifer Dronksy, Lorenzo Herrera y Lozano,Kay Nilsson, Baruch Porras-Hernandez85. San Francisco Buddhist Center37 Bartlett St. ♿Standing in the Light: Four Writers,Four Faiths, and the Spiritual MomentReadings about realization woven fromthe threads of Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, andBuddhist practice.Featuring: Minal Hajratwala,Shenaaz Janmohamed, Meeta Kaur,Tony Acarasiddhi Press86. The Make-Out Room3225 22nd St. 21+ ♿Fuck Amazon: An Evening withThe RumpusAn explosive Rumpus production liveand in person! Featuring readings,comedy, and music.Featuring: Molly Antopol, Maisha Z. Johnson,Jane Lui, Thomas Page McBee,Courtney Moreno, Bucky Sinister87. Red Poppy Art House2698 Folsom St. ♿Intersection: Between Love& ReinventionEast Coast transplants delve into thecomplexities of relationships that pushphysically and emotionally, which defy thepre-existing norms on identity, culture, love,and its coercion for transformation.Featuring: Jennifer Cacicio, Sarah Herrington,Emillio Mesa, Liza Monroy, Jess Moore88. Artillery Apparel Gallery2751 Mission St. ♿Voz Sin Tinta: From the Vault!Featuring writers from the ongoing VozSin Tinta Reading Series at Alley Cat Books,the night is expected to be full of energy!Sponsored by Alley Cat and Poet LaureateAlejandro Murguia, and curated byMarguerite Muñoz and Jose Hector Cadena.Featuring: Amalia Alvarez, Dylan Amaro-McIntyre,Maya Chinchilla, Jordan Dacayanan, Yume Kim89. Café La Boheme3318 24th St. ♿InsideStorytime FRIENDSAND FIENDSExplore what frenemies are for. Emceedby James Warner.Featuring: Lauren Becker, Christy Chan,Susie Hara, Michael Lavigne, Nick Mamatas88


LIT CRAWL18O C T O B E R90. Muddy’s Coffee House1304 Valencia St. ♿No Denying: The Writings of VONA/Voicesand Culture/Strike WorkshopVoices of Our Nations Arts Foundation(VONA/Voices) has been providingworkshops for writers of color for 15years. VONA/Voices faculty and writersjoin Culture/Strike writers in offering workas a literary history of our peoples bothhonoring and disrupting our legacies.Featuring: Elmaz Abinader, Kemi Bello,Sharline Chiang, Aya de Leon,Alexandra Elvira Samarron Longorio,David Maduli91. Mission Cultural Centerfor Latino Arts2868 Mission St. ♿Acentos West Presents:The IntersectionJoin us as readers will identify howdifferent cultures within Acentos andbeyond intersect at varying points inculture, ethnicity, art, and activism.Featuring: Oscar Bermeo, Tatyana S. Brown,Rosa Cabrera, Raina J. León94. Asterisk San Francisco Magazine& Gallery3156 24th St. ♿Emerging Voices in Queer LiteratureLambda Literary Fellows cross genre,gender, and geography to bring you a wildevening of queer literary badassery.Featuring: Alysia Angel, Cooper Lee Bombardier,Belo Cipriani, Liz Demi Green, Billie Mandel,Dawn Robinson, July Westhale95. Adobe Books3130 24th St. ♿Seas & Islands: Five First-BookAuthors from SPDA lineup of local Bay Area authors doingterrific new work, much of it concernedwith nationalistic, imperial mindsets, andhow to get out of them.Featuring: Meg Day, Monica Mody,Mg Roberts, Alana Siegel, Zoe Tuck92. Mission Pie2901 Mission St. ♿Forum Magazine Presents Fictionand Poetry from CCSFCity College of San Francisco’s studentliterary magazine Forum presents studentreaders from the Spring 2014 issue.forumccsf.orgFeaturing: Casey Baker, Pam Benjamin,David Chang, Brian Fidler, Kei X. Griot93. The Fizzary2949 Mission St. ♿The Crawling Crow’s NestContributors and Editors from Full of CrowOnline convene for an evening of poems,stories, and rants in a round-robin format.Featuring: Elynn Alexander, Missy Church,Paul Corman-Roberts, Cassandra Dallett,Colleen McKee, Na’amen Tilahun89


O C T O B E R18SATURDAY96. Press: Works on Paper3108 24th St.Librarian Authors In the StacksLibrarians write books, too! Come checkout librarian authors reading their new work.Featuring: Andrew Demcak, Tayrn Edwards,Moazzam Sheikh, Erin Wilson, Michelle Zaffino97. Haus Coffee3086 24th St. ♿FLURB: Astonishing MisfitsGnarly riffs, weird rants and rude chucklesfrom the edgy FLURB webzine atwww.flurb.net.Featuring: Terry Bisson, Richard Kadrey,Marc Laidlaw, Rudy Rucker, John Shirley,Leslie WhatDid you know?Thanks to you:• Litquake has presented more than5,350 author appearances in 15 years,for an audience of over 115,000• More than 80% of Litquake’s eventsare free• 75% of Litquake’s budget goes directlyto programming• Nearly 1,500 children each year meetauthors face-to-face at our Kidquakeevents, and all receive free books• Listeners in over 80 countriesdownload Litquake’s Lit Cast podcastand enjoy quality literaryconversations, all for free• Booklovers in nine cities worldwideenjoy a free literary pub crawl nightvia the Lit Crawl franchisePlan your year-end donation todayby visiting litquake.org to renewyour membership in Litquake’sBestsellers Club!98. La Movida Wine Bar &Community Kitchen3066 24th St. ♿Distinction vs. ExtinctionAt a time when the expiration date oneverything is yesterday, these writersaddress continued creative relevance andthe act of defying cultural extinction.Featuring: Brian Grillo, Ann Magnuson,Scott Lietzke, Dr. Martin Meeker99. Alley Cat Books3036 24th St. ♿THE WORST!A reading series where writers andcomedians tell funny stories about theirworst jobs, dates, and roommates. Therewill also be one FAMOUS MYSTERY GUESTwhose identity cannot yet be revealed.Featuring: Nina Bargiel, Will Link, Paul Myers,Nick Prueher, Cassie J. Sneider100.Temo Café3000 24th St. ♿American River ReviewNow in its 28th year of production,American River Review is among themost highly awarded and regardedundergraduate literary magazines in thecountry. Many literary talents got theirstart here, including Anthony Swofford,author of Jarhead, and Jodi Angel,author of You Only Get Letters FromJail. Join us as future literary luminariesread from the latest issues.101.Modern Times2919 24th St. ♿Punk: The Permanent RevolutionDavid Ensminger hosts a panel celebratinghis books Left of the Dial and Mavericksof Sound: Conversations with ArtistsWho Shaped Indie and Roots Music.Special guests: indie/punk music iconsPeter Case (the Nerves, Plimsouls),Jack Grisham (TSOL, the Joykiller),Mia Simmans (Frightwig), and more!90


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INDEX OF PARTICIPANTSAAbinader, Elmaz ........................... 89Abramson, Mark .......................... 74Abu-Shakra, Makram................... 14Adiele, Faith..................... 43, 59, 82Adisa, Opal Palmer ................ 43, 57Adlawan, Lana............................. 21Ainsworth, Euphemia .................. 82Alagona, Peter ............................. 31Alea, Nic ...................................... 75Alejandra, Miquila....................... 86Alexander, Elynn .......................... 89Alexander, Will ............................ 83Alpers, Ryan................................. 74Alpine, Lisa .................................. 10Altfeld, Heather ........................... 12Altschul, Andrew ......................... 25Alvarez, Amalia............................ 88Amaro-McIntyre, Dylan ............... 88Amos, Seth .................................. 61Anders, Charlie Jane ................... 81Angel, Alysia................................ 89Ansary, Tamim.............................. 14Antopol, Molly ................. 22, 71, 88Arnold, Carolyn ............................ 81Arnold, Gina................................. 69Ashton, Sally................................ 35Awkward-Rich, Cam .................... 75Ayotte, Lindsey ............................ 75Ayuyang, Rina .............................. 85BBabb, Lorraine.............................. 71Baca, Marie C. ............................. 87Bacigalupi, Paolo ......................... 56Baedeker, Rob ........................ 80, 86Baeza, Pablo ................................ 35Bagwell, Gillian ........................... 86Baik, Cristiana.............................. 85Baker, Casey................................. 89Baker, Nicholson .......................... 48Balter, Sheila................................ 34Bancroft, Kim ............................... 33Bargiel, Nina................................ 90Barnosky, Dr. Tony........................ 31Barnow, Blyth............................... 79Barry, Sam.................................... 78Bartlett, Allison Hoover ............... 77Bass, Ellen ................................... 50Baszile, Natalie............................ 82Batey, Eve .................................... 80Bautista, Bonne Marie................. 76Bayani, Jason .............................. 75Beck, Kristin................................. 46Becker, Lauren.............................. 88Becker, Robin ............................... 62Beirne, Christine .......................... 79Belcher, R.S. (Rod)........................ 86Bell, Amy K. ................................. 80Bell, Francesca............................. 11Bello, Kemi................................... 89Beltran, JD................................... 64Benavides, Denise ....................... 88Benjamin, Pam............................. 89Benke, Karen................................ 55Bentley, Brogan............................ 84Bergquist, James......................... 77Berlin, Leslie ................................ 77Bermeo, Oscar ............................. 89Bernhard, Judith Ayn ................... 14Bibbins, Mark............................... 50Bien-Kahn, Joseph....................... 84Binzen, Nancy ........................ 10, 13Bisson, Terry................................. 90Bitner, Jenny ................................ 81Bjorkquist, Anaín ......................... 80Black, Ben .................................... 85Black, Cara....................... 13, 40, 83Blackwell, Juliet .......................... 83Blanton, Laurie “Badass” ............ 28Bledsoe, Lucy............................... 43Bloch, Chana................................ 12Block, Elizabeth............................ 71Bloyd, Rebekah ............................ 86Blumlein, Michael........................ 77Bombardier, Cooper Lee............... 89Boolani, Alykhan.......................... 15Bosworth, Jennifer ...................... 86Boulware, Jack ................ 19, 28, 41Bracewell, Patricia....................... 86Bradford, Arthur........................... 70Braff, Joshua ............................... 76Bramkamp, Catharine .................. 87Braun, Jessica ............................. 79Brautigan-Swensen, Ianthe......... 32Brautigan, Richard ....................... 32Britt, Mark Haven ........................ 84Bronfman, Jill .............................. 78Bronson, Po.................................. 19Brooks, Adrian ............................. 79Brown-Wood, JaNay ................... 55Brown, Holly ................................ 40Brown, Lily ................................... 76Brown, Patrick.............................. 49Brown, Tatyana S......................... 89Brunton, Tessa ............................. 85Bryant, Forrest Dylan ................... 85Brzycki, Angi ................................ 20Buelteman, Anne ......................... 59Bulawayo, NoViolet ..................... 24Bullen, Peter ................................ 27Bullen, Peter (Thomas)................. 35Burch, Ron.................................... 77Burlison, Dani ........................ 78, 86Butcher, Amy................................ 80Butler, Katy................................... 30Buzbee, Lewis.............................. 21CCabrera, Rosa .............................. 89Cacicio, Jennifer.......................... 88Cadena, Jose Hector ............. 17, 88Cady, Cyn ..................................... 54Cagen, Sasha............................... 81Caine, Julie.................................. 85Calef, Nancy ................................ 51Calvin, Kris................................... 29Cam........................................ 75, 85Caples, Garrett............................. 83Carabetta, Michael...................... 39Caraway, Rose ............................. 79Carlson-Wee, Kai......................... 36Carpenter, Novella ....................... 57Carson, Chris................................ 84Carter, Zoe FitzGerald .................. 59Case, Katherine ........................... 86Case, Peter................................... 90Cemendtaur, Ali Hasan ................ 79Chan, Christy................................ 88Chandra, Ravi............................... 82Chang, David................................ 89Chang, Victoria............................. 50Charselle...................................... 13Chateauvert, Mindy ..................... 38Chauhan, Rajshree....................... 79Chen, Kirstin ................................ 74Cheng, Jennifer S. ....................... 85Cherkovski, Neeli......................... 61Chernoff, Maxine......................... 78Cherry, Marianna ......................... 82Chiang, Sharline .......................... 89Chima, Amrit................................ 29Chin-Lee, Cynthia......................... 63Chinchilla, Maya.......................... 88Chu, April ..................................... 55Chubb, Mimi ................................ 82Church, Missy .............................. 89Chynoweth, Kate ......................... 30Ciabattari, Jane ..................... 43, 77Cipriani, Belo ............................... 89Clark, Airial .................................. 77Clark, Kristen ............................... 50Clark, Kristin ................................ 12Clifford, Joe ................................. 78Clifford, Maddy............................ 79Cockburn, Bruce........................... 69Cohen, Susan............................... 12Cole, Chris.................................... 86Colin, Chris............................. 79, 86Colliver, Victoria........................... 30Connelly, Sherilyn ........................ 62Conoley, Gillian............................ 50Conspiracy of Beards............. 13, 74Cook, Diane.................................. 34Cooke, Carolyn............................. 75Coppola, Angelina ....................... 79Corman-Roberts, Paul.................. 89Cortez, Gabriel ............................. 88Crane, Antonia....................... 36, 82Crisp-Cooper, Melissa.................. 82Cronin, Eanlai............................... 79Cronin, Eileen............................... 14Cronin, Mark ................................ 3494


Cross, Jen .................................... 79Crouch, Katie ............................... 17Cugini, Lila ................................... 78Cunningham, Kevin J................... 78DDacayanan, Jordan...................... 88Dallett, Cassandra ....................... 89Dao, Anh Thang ........................... 84Davis, Evette.......................... 20, 46Day, Meg...................................... 89DeArmon, Vicki ............................ 87DeCoster, Matthew................ 27, 54DeGenaro, Tony............................ 58Demcak, Andrew ......................... 90DeSanctis, Marcia ....................... 81DeSilva, Shelana ......................... 77DeWitt, Julia ............................... 85Dhompa, Tsering Wangmo .......... 60Di Piero, W.S. ........................ 62, 82Diaz, Candace Eros ...................... 58Dickison, Steve ............................ 49Diltz, Imani................................... 83Dinkelspiel, Frances..................... 77DJ Toph One................................. 19Dobbins, Karinda ......................... 82Donoghue, Emma......................... 37Donohue, Paul.............................. 34Dorabji, Tara................................. 79Doughty, Caitlin ........................... 36Draesner, Ulrike ........................... 67Dronksy, Jennifer......................... 88Drooker, Eric..................... 15, 16, 52Dugas, Andrew O......................... 15Dunagan, Patrick James.............. 61Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne................. 21Duncan, Scott Russell.................. 76Dupre, Vlad .................................. 49Durland, Jenine ........................... 82Durst, Debi................................... 51Durst, Will.................................... 51DuShane, Tony ............................. 81EEberhardt, April............................ 20Edison, David ............................... 86Edwards, Tayrn............................. 90Egerton, Owen ............................. 36Ehin, Kristiina......................... 45, 57Eis, Joel ....................................... 10Ekiss, Keith .................................. 84Ekiss, Robin.................................. 71Ellingham, Lewis.......................... 74Elliott, Craig ................................. 77Ellis, Lyndsey................................ 77Ellison, Jan .................................. 87Ellison, Katherine......................... 77Ensminger, David ......................... 90Escobar, Linette............................ 35Escobar, Trinidad.......................... 58Escudero, Renato......................... 75Etaat, Shideh ............................... 35Eteraz, Ali..................................... 82Ettinger, Amy................................ 87Evans, John W. ............................ 84FFairlee, Cathery............................ 13Falk, Agneta................................. 51Fardella, Tania.............................. 76Farr, Ryan ..................................... 38Faulkner, Grant............................. 77Feigenbaum, Laurel ..................... 12Feldman, David B......................... 82Ferber, Audrey.............................. 59Ferguson, Lisa.............................. 81Ferraro, Susan.............................. 83Fidler, Brian .................................. 89Finney, Carolyn............................. 77Fisher-Paulson, Kevin................... 23Fishman, Boris ............................. 22Folk, Kate ..................................... 35Follett, CB .................................... 11Frank, Thaisa................................ 34Fraser, Laura................................. 43Frazier-Foley, Fox.......................... 80Frazier, Soma Mei Sheng............. 77Freed, Dorothy ............................. 80Friedman, Ann........................ 38, 79Friedman, Jason K. ...................... 23Friedman, Steven......................... 87Fugazzatto, Peter.......................... 12Funcheap, Johnny........................ 80GGable, Mona ................................ 44Gagnon, Michelle ........................ 83Gainey, Robin F............................. 78Gamboa, Gabrielle....................... 84Ganahl, Jane................................ 59Garcia, Renee .............................. 79Geller, Dan ................................... 51Germanacos, Anne ...................... 15Gessner, Kathryn.......................... 76Getter, Charlie.............................. 12Giaramidaro, Maria ..................... 47Giles, Molly.................................. 59Gill, Caitlin ................................... 80Gilliam, Alex ................................ 58Gilmartin, Katie............................ 79Giordano, Paolo ........................... 68Gittins, Eileen .............................. 30Glover, Maggie............................. 14Godfrey, Sarah ............................. 75Goins, John............................ 20, 29Goldberg, Michael ....................... 69Goldfine, Dayna ........................... 51Goldmark, Kathi Kamen......... 59, 78Gómez-Peña, Guillermo ............... 42Gomez, Jewelle ........................... 37Gonzales, Michelle Cruz .............. 81Gonzalez, Maya ........................... 55Goode, Laura................................ 80Goot, Danny ................................. 77Gordon, Marcy ............................. 81Gore, Ariel.................................... 81Gori, Andrew................................ 77Gottlieb, Daphne.......................... 78Grabel, Katy ................................. 83Graves, Rain................................. 87Gray, Lisa ..................................... 76Green, Irene ................................. 82Green, Liz Demi............................ 89Green, Nato ................................. 26Greenhall, Amelia........................ 75Greenwald, Jeff........................... 81Greer, Andrew Sean............... 19, 66Griesmann, Leah.......................... 74Griffin, Sarah Maria..................... 27Grigoryan, Julie ........................... 63Grillo, Brian.................................. 90Griot, Kei X............................. 35, 89Grisham, Jack .............................. 90Grossman, C.J.............................. 55Gutierrez, Stephen D.................... 35Guzeman, Tracy...................... 16, 17HHabegger, Larry............................ 81Haid, Jeffrey ................................ 58Haines, Sharon ............................ 82Hajratwala, Minal........................ 88Halebsky, Judy....................... 71, 85Handler, Daniel ...................... 25, 50Hannibal, Mary Ellen ................... 31Hara, Susie .................................. 88Hardy, Hollie ................................ 60Harnisch, Kristen ......................... 20Hartley, Nina................................ 62Hartman, Jay A............................ 30Hass, Robert ................................ 32Hassman, Tupelo.......................... 19Hayes, Camille............................. 79Heady, Sarah................................ 78Healey, Josh ................................ 26Heitz, True .................................... 11Hennessy, Claire .......................... 79Henry, Liz...................................... 75Herrera y Lozano, Lorenzo ........... 88Herrington, Sarah ........................ 88Hill, Mary ..................................... 87Hill, Trevor.................................... 80Himmel, Sheila ............................ 30Hirschman, Jack .......................... 51Ho, Carolyn .................................. 85Hose, Teddy.................................. 84Housden, Roger ........................... 12Howard, Rachel ........................... 84Hoyos, Héctor .............................. 53Hu, Mandy ................................... 78Hua, Vanessa ............................... 82Hughes, Nicole ............................ 74Hunt, Stephanie........................... 3495


INDEX OF PARTICIPANTSIIrizary, Jenny................................ 76Ito, Susan............................... 44, 81Izzy, Joel Ben ............................... 13JJackson, Ben.......................... 24, 25Jackson, Julia Halprin ................. 74Jackson, Major ............................ 60Jama-Everett, Ayize..................... 83James, Scott................................ 62Jameson, Mina............................ 83Janik, Amanda............................. 78Janmohamed, Shenaaz ............... 88Jayne, Hannah............................. 21Jenkins, Joyce ............................. 85Jenkins, Mercilee ........................ 75Jensen, Rita Henley..................... 79Jiang, Emily ........................... 55, 86John, Emma ................................. 79Johnson, Adam............................ 25Johnson, Javon............................ 75Johnson, Maisha Z. ..................... 88Johnson, Muriel........................... 10Johnson, Roxane Beth........... 14, 71Jollimore, Troy ............................. 12Jones, Alice ................................. 78Jones, Lois P................................. 76Jones, Patrick Kelly ..................... 34Joseph, April................................ 45Joy, Val......................................... 82Juanita, Judy ............................... 15Julien, Rhea St. ........................... 81KKadrey, Richard...................... 72, 90Kahl, Tim ...................................... 75Kalasky, Corinne .......................... 76Kalinowski, Mariette ................... 46Kamiya, Gary.......................... 20, 64Karnes, Jordan............................. 43Karp, Evan.................................... 86Kato, Jill....................................... 82Katovsky, Bill................................ 26Kaur, Meeta ................................. 88Keating, Avren ............................. 35Keck, Gayle .................................. 79Keefe, Catherine.......................... 76Keeve, Vernon.............................. 43Kelley, Stephen............................ 85Ker, Justin .................................... 85Kerman, Piper .............................. 55Kessler, Stephen .......................... 85Kho, Nancy Davis......................... 27Kiernan, Emily.............................. 28Kilgard, Amy K. ............................ 75Killian, Kevin................................ 43Kim, Junse ................................... 75Kim, Yume.................................... 88King, A.S. ..................................... 56King, Laurie McAndish .......... 10, 81Kinsman, Naomi .......................... 63Klages, Ellen ................................ 77Klonaris, Helen ............................ 75Knopf, Dawn Marie ..................... 80Kobrinsky, Sarah .......................... 82Koehn, David................................ 14Koohbor, Ava................................ 75Kornbluth, Josh............................ 64Kovac, Janine .............................. 54Kravetz, Lee Daniel...................... 27Krummenacher, Victor.................. 69Kyger, Joanne .............................. 32LL. Frank......................................... 33Laam, Jennifer............................. 86LaBrie, Sarah ............................... 77Lafon, Lola ................................... 67Lagerstrom, Leslie ....................... 79Laidlaw, Marc .............................. 90Lakshminarayanan, Dhaya........... 45Lam, Andrew.......................... 33, 84Lamboo, Inge ............................... 58Lambridis, Scott..................... 54, 85Lapin, Joseph............................... 78LaPlante, Alice............................. 17Larkin, Michael ............................ 84Larsen, Sara................................. 75Lau, Dan....................................... 82Lavigne, Michael ......................... 88Lazzara, Marina............................ 61Lee, Joyce.................................... 26Leeper, Stephen ........................... 15Lefkowitz, Frances ....................... 82Lendler, Ian................................... 63Leon, Aya de ................................ 89León, Raina J. .............................. 89Lepucki, Edan......................... 29, 41Letellier, Patrick ........................... 27Levy, Marc.............................. 46, 47Lewis, Jennifer ............................ 58Leyhe, Ann ................................... 39Li, Yiyun........................................ 72Licata, Bianca .............................. 78Lietzke, Scott ............................... 90Lily, Tiger...................................... 75Link, Will...................................... 90Linke, Rose................................... 35Lisick, Beth....................... 36, 41, 59Littlefield, Sophie ........................ 17Litzky, Alexis ................................ 75Liu, Kenji C................................... 82Long, Julie Anne.......................... 40Longhi, Jon .................................. 78Longo, Jennifer............................ 36Longorio, Alexandra ElviraSamarron................................. 89Lonsdale, Marianne..................... 87Loos, Jessica ............................... 61López, Chelis................................ 53Louise, Regina ............................. 54Loya, Joe...................................... 19Lucas, Katelyn.............................. 75Luce, Ed........................................ 85Lui, Jane ...................................... 88Luke, Lyz....................................... 86Luna, James................................. 42Luthi, Susannah ........................... 79Lynch, Karen................................. 14MMa, Kathryn ................................. 72Macaya, Maria ............................ 83MacFadden, Brett ........................ 39Mackey, Heather.......................... 57Mackey, Mary .............................. 15MacLennan, Amy......................... 76MacNaughton, Wendy................. 19Maduli, David .............................. 89Magnuson, Ann ........................... 90Malhotra, Mia Ayumi................... 85Mamatas, Nick ............................ 88Mandel, Billie .............................. 89Manyika, Sarah Ladipo................ 24Marbury, Robert........................... 40March, Barbara............................ 76MariNaomi................................... 38Marinelli, Sara....................... 35, 85Marks, Melinda ........................... 74Maron, Marc................................ 28Maroon, Everett........................... 74Marron, Annie.............................. 81Marsden, Tara.............................. 80Marsh, Jason............................... 40Martin, Richard............................ 62Marvin, Cate ................................ 50Mattu, Ayesha ............................. 15Mausoof, Saqib ........................... 79McBee, Thomas Page...... 38, 82, 88McCain, Díre................................ 81McCartney, Earle ......................... 77McClure, Michael ........................ 32McConahay, Mary Jo................... 44McDermott, Jane......................... 75McDonough, Jill .......................... 82McDowell, Kameron.................... 83McFerrin, Linda Watanabe .......... 12McGurk, Michelle ........................ 78McKee, Colleen ........................... 89McMullen, Brian.......................... 39McMurtrie, John.................... 46, 47McNally, Dennis .......................... 69McQuiddy, Steve.......................... 49Meeker, Dr. Martin....................... 90Meisler, Bernard .......................... 81Meklina, Margarita...................... 75Melendez, Perla Yasmeen ........... 58Meltzer, David........................ 32, 49Meneses, Rashaan Alexis ........... 76Mesa, Emillio............................... 88Miller, D. Scot .............................. 83Mirosevich, Toni........................... 7596


Mitchell, James........................... 74Mitsch, Doris ............................... 85Mody, Monica.............................. 89Mohr, Joshua ................... 19, 41, 72Moniz, Tomas............................... 77Monroy, Liza................................. 88Montaño, Brenda......................... 17Moor, Indigo................................. 50Moore, Chris ................................ 84Moore, Christopher...................... 45Moore, Jess................................. 88Moreno, Courtney........................ 88Morín, Tomás Q............................ 50Mörling, Malena.......................... 48Moskowitz, Adam........................ 77Moss, Marissa............................. 63Mr. Combover............................... 85Mulazzani, Simona ...................... 47Mull, Jason.................................. 84Muller, Eddie................................ 44Munaweera, Nayomi................... 57Mundell, Lynn .............................. 77Muñoz, Marguerite ...................... 88Munro, Alice ................................ 34Murguía, Alejandro...................... 53Murphy, Pat.................................. 78Muse, Natasha ............................ 80Myers, Kelsay Elizabeth .............. 58Myers, Paul.................................. 90Myers, Tim J. ......................... 21, 55NNasson, Randy............................. 15Nelson, Andrew Paul................... 86Nelson, Jandy.............................. 21Nelson, Maggie ........................... 61Nevius, C.W. ................................ 64Newitz, Annalee .......................... 86Newman, Carol............................ 20Newman, Denise ......................... 78Ng, Jennifer................................. 82Nguyen, Beth ............................... 18Nguyen, Bich Minh ...................... 84Nguyen, Thao............................... 70Nguyen, Thao P. ........................... 75Nichol, Christina .......................... 18Nilsson, Kay................................. 88Niree Perian................................. 77Noonburg, Maureen .................... 82Norton, John................................ 74Novak, Mimi ................................ 76Nunn, Kem ................................... 41OO’Connell, KC............................... 83O’Farrell, Paige ............................ 83O’Neil, Patrick.............................. 81Okmin, Janine.............................. 22Okparanta, Chinelo ...................... 24Olmsted, Marc ............................. 81Orloff, Alvin.................................. 82Orner, Peter .................................. 19Oswald, Carron ............................ 27PPainter, Pamela ............................ 77Pari, Susanne............................... 59Parviz, Fyza................................... 79Payne, Holly Lynn......................... 21Paz, Octavio ................................. 65Pelaud, Isabelle Thuy................... 84Pell, Eve ....................................... 26Penley, Karen ............................... 36Perez, Robert Andrew.................. 76Perkins, Mitali.............................. 21Perks, Micah ................................ 44Peterson, Mark ............................ 77Pham, Thien ................................. 85Piccinini, Toni ............................... 12Pickup, Renee Asher.................... 78Piechota, Jim ............................... 74Pitts, Tom ..................................... 78Pneuman, Angela......................... 72Podolinsky, Liz.............................. 76Poet On Watch............................. 74Poindexter, Jeana ........................ 75Pokrass, Meg ............................... 77Porras-Hernandez, Baruch ........... 88Porter, Roger ................................ 77Powell, Jim .................................. 82Pratt, Tim................................ 35, 77Press, Tony Acarasiddhi............... 88Prisco, Joseph Di ......................... 57Pritchard, Mark ............................ 82Pritchett, Jenny............................ 18Prueher, Nick................................ 90QQueen, Dr. Carol........................... 79Quest, Seeley......................... 79, 80Quinn, Bridget.............................. 87RRaab, Josh ................................... 77Ragan, James .............................. 60Ragan, Tera Vale.......................... 60Rajaniemi, Hannu ........................ 12Rapkin, Mickey ............................ 79Reichmuth, James ....................... 80Resnick, Rachelle......................... 55Revie, Elvis Johnson Soul............ 13Reynolds, Brandon R.................... 80Rhee, Margaret............................ 75Rhoads, Loren .............................. 87Rice, Doug.................................... 81Richmond, Michelle..................... 71Rieser, Alex .................................. 86Riley, Boots .................................. 70Rivera, Sandra García.................. 79Roberti, Xan L. ............................. 85Robertis, Carolina De................... 23Roberts, Gillian ............................ 78Roberts, Larry-Bob ....................... 78Roberts, Mg ................................. 89Robinson, Dawn........................... 89Robinson, Kim Stanley................. 86Rogers, Sarah Lyn ........................ 58Rogghe, Simon............................. 82Rogoff, Marianne......................... 10Rogow, Zack................................. 71Rohan, Ethel........................... 28, 44Rojastaczer, Stuart....................... 18Rosenthal, Pam............................ 79Rosner, Elizabeth.................... 15, 40Rostami, Maryam Farnaz............. 82Rovzar, Annie ............................... 79Rucker, Rudy................................. 90Ryan, Dylan.................................. 62Ryan, Hank Phillippi..................... 13Ryan, Jean ................................... 23Ryan, Jeremy ............................... 74SSafran, Joshua............................. 36Santvoord, Jennifer Van .............. 87Sarah, Rachel............................... 78Sasson, Susan ............................. 76Savo, Shadia................................ 58Sawyer, Christopher..................... 60Sayre, Nathan.............................. 31Scarboro, Elizabeth...................... 30Schaap, Rosie .............................. 41Schadler, Laura ............................ 43Schafer, Sommer.......................... 85Schaffer, Jenny Beth.................... 82Schimke, Chad ............................. 82Schnall, Nina ............................... 75Schuffman, Stuart........................ 80Schwarzenberger, Richard ........... 74Scott, Julia................................... 19Selvin, Joel .................................. 69Seregina, Anna ............................ 85Serin, Judith ................................ 86Serpell, Namwali......................... 71Shamma, Mohammed Samir....... 15Shapiro, Elena Mauli ................... 77Shea, Susan C.............................. 83Sheikh, Moazzam......................... 90Shelby, Nancy .............................. 34Shem, Dennis............................... 82Sheridan, Phil............................... 10Sherman, Myra ............................ 87Shirley, John ................................ 90Shuck, Kim ................................... 77Shue, Candy “The Devil” ............. 86Siegel, Alana ............................... 89Siegel, Cybele Zufolo................... 82Siegel, Todd ................................. 82Silady, Matt ................................. 52Silberg, Richard ........................... 85Siler, Julia Flynn........................... 77Silva, Nikki................................... 85Silver, Patricia .............................. 3497


INDEX OF PARTICIPANTSSilverberg, Amy ........................... 79Simmans, Mia.............................. 90Sinclair, April................................ 60Singer, Valerie.............................. 79Singleton, Giovanni ..................... 85Sinister, Bucky........................ 12, 88Siraganian, Jen...................... 74, 86Skinner, Sheila Tishmil................. 42Smith, Brent L. ............................. 77Smith, Danez................................ 75Smith, Jeremy Adam ............. 45, 77Smith, Leslie L. ............................ 23Smith, Owen ................................ 52Sneider, Cassie J. ........................ 90Soldofsky, Alan ............................ 85Solis ............................................. 82Solnit, Rebecca................ 21, 33, 53Soloway, Jennifer March ............ 87Soltani, Maryam .......................... 83Sonderby, Jennifer....................... 39Spalding, Lavinia ......................... 81Spero, Emji................................... 58Spero, Wendy .............................. 36Sperry, Chuck ......................... 15, 16Spotswood, Beth ......................... 80Stawowy, Margaret..................... 11Steele, Johnny............................. 64Stein, Melissa........................ 12, 50Stendhal, Renate ......................... 23Stenzel, Annie.............................. 86Stephens, Ransom....................... 40Sterry, David Henry...................... 62Stewart, Matt .............................. 54stillpoint, horehound.................... 80Storey, Jill.................................... 77Strauss, Tanya.............................. 79Strickland, Gail ............................ 11Stroh, Frances.............................. 36Stromberg, Lisen.......................... 79Suárez, Daniel.............................. 17Sullivan, Denise........................... 69Sullivan, Thea .............................. 87Sussman, Ellen ...................... 19, 60Suzara, Aimee.............................. 15Swamy, Shruti.............................. 79Sweeney, Chad ...................... 50, 60Swensen, Paul ............................. 32TTagett, Richard............................. 74Talbot, David ................................ 44Tallent, Elizabeth.......................... 82Tally, Max DeVoe ......................... 87Tani, Coke..................................... 75Tarnoff, Ben.................................. 44Tavarez, Ricardo........................... 17Taylor, Astra ................................. 21Taylor, Sonya Renee..................... 27Terence, Susan............................. 63Terezon, Harold ............................ 76Thomas, James............................ 77Thomas, Stephen......................... 78Thorpe, Scott ............................... 39Thorstenson, Brian....................... 75Tilahun, Na’amen......................... 89Todd, Graham............................... 79Tomasetti, Jill .............................. 36Tomash, Barbara .......................... 78Tomzynski, Katie .......................... 17Toro, Tom...................................... 52Torphy, William ............................ 74Torres, Blanca .............................. 76Tovar, Virgie ........................... 38, 82Tran, Truong ................................. 84Tsui, Bonnie.................................. 82Tuck, Zoe ...................................... 89Tully, Rose .................................... 79Turshani, Yousef “Dr. Yo-Yo” ...... 15Tuttle, Cameron............................ 60Tuttle, Ian ..................................... 78Twumasi, Nana K......................... 77UUhrlaub, Mindy ............................ 87Ulriksen, Mark ............................. 52Underhill, Julie Thi ...................... 84Underwood, Jane ............ 18, 24, 25Unterberger, Richie ...................... 69VVaidya, Manish ............................ 79Vara, Vauhini................................ 77Vargas, Nathan ............................ 84Vargas, Rafael.............................. 65Velvet, Red................................... 75Vera, Andres ................................ 82Vernor, Kara ................................. 78Veylit, Chloé................................. 36Villalon, Oscar.............................. 33Volz, Alia ...................................... 41Von Hartwig, Danica ................... 85Vossoughi, Siamak....................... 28WWachs, Benjamin................... 54, 85Wade, Jenny................................ 81Walker, Caren .............................. 40Walker, Laura............................... 78Walsh, Teresa .............................. 86Wampole, Caroline ...................... 76Ward, Meghan............................. 82Warner, Brooke ............................ 21Warner, James............................. 88Warr, Michael .............................. 83Watters, Ethan............................. 64Weed, Laurie................................ 81Weidman, Dan ............................. 87Weil, Josh.................................... 15Weiner, Jody................................ 51Weinstein, Ted............................. 30Weisman, Jacob .......................... 77Wells, Jess .................................. 86Wesolowska, Monica .................. 30Westhale, July............................. 89What, Leslie................................. 90Wheeler-Dubin, Katie .................. 84White, Arisa................................. 60White, Hazel ................................ 86Wild, Kara.................................... 86Williams, Brandon Maurice......... 75Williams, Kayla............................ 46Williams, Tad ............................... 77Wilson, Erin ................................. 90Win, Maw Shein.......................... 82Winkle, Brian Van ........................ 74Winn, Steven ............................... 48Winter, JoAnne............................ 34Winter, Kathleen.......................... 12Winton, Charlie............................ 33Wisby, Sarah Fran........................ 28Wong, Shelley.............................. 85Woodburn, Dallas ........................ 84Woods, Kathleen Guthrie ............ 78Word for Word............................. 34YYamazaki, Paul............................. 33Yee, Debbie.................................. 85Yee, Kenton K. ............................. 83Yoas, Kat Marie ........................... 23Yost, Louise.................................. 12Young, Al...................................... 77Young, Brandon............................ 75Young, Gordon ............................. 14Young, Madison..................... 62, 81ZZabrisky, Zarina...................... 12, 82Zaccardi, Joe ............................... 11Zaffino, Michelle ......................... 90Zaid, Hilary................................... 78Zeltser, David ............................... 63Zimmerman, Keith ....................... 69Zimmerman, Kent ........................ 69Zoboli, Giovanna.......................... 4798


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