Friday, 26 September 2008

October 3 - Litquake shakes San Francisco

There is one week to go before Litquake begins. The large and lively San Francisco Literary Festival runs from October 3 to 11.

More than 10,000 participants are expected to attend the diverse programme of events.

Highlights include:
* Litquake’s first major forays into speculative fiction with an evening of Steampunk and an event featuring Hugo Award-winning author (and filmmaker) Neil Gaiman
* SF Grotto Writers getting “Intimate” at the JCCSF on Saturday, October 4
* A Literary Death Match on Monday, October 6 with judges Daniel Handler and The Believer’s Andrew Leland
* Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved at the newly reopened Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park on Friday October 10

The festival's finale, is The Lit Crawl, through the city's Mission neighborhood. Thousands show up for a literary pub crawl, with readings at dozens of bars, caf├ęs, bookstores, performance spaces and even a Laundromat, and it is a huge draw for readers of all ages, but particularly those in their twenties.

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