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Litquake 2017


San Francisco’s legendary annual Litquake festival features hundreds of authors, poets and journalists in a myriad of separate events throughout the Bay Area.

It’s all meant to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing.

Litquake 2017
October 6-14, 2017
All over the San Francisco Bay Area
Many events are FREE, and many others are $5-$10.
Please Note: Some events require an RSVP.

2017 Program (PDF) | Free Events

Free Litquake Events for 2017

Saturday, October 7

Sunday, October 8

Monday, October 9

  • 6:00pm – Changing Our Minds: Psychedelics and the Pursuit of Happiness
  • 7:00pm – Word for Word: Slouching Towards Bethlehem

Tuesday, October 10

Wednesday, October 11

  • 12:30pm – Literary Lunch: The World of Elena Ferrante
  • 12:30pm – Lifelong Learning at Freight & Salvage
  • 7:00pm – The Revolution Starts At Home: Social Activism for the Next Generation
  • 7:00pm – Graphically Inclined: Books to Look At
  • 7:00pm – Litquake in the Bookstore: Maggie Stiefvater

Thursday, October 12

Friday, October 13

  • 12:30pm – Bad Rabbi: Strange but True Stories from the Yiddish Press
  • 6:30pm – Woody Allen and the Art of Moviemaking
  • 6:30pm – Lit by the Lake – Five East Bay authors read from their newly published books in this after-hours event at Oakland’s Main Library. Enjoy a glass of wine, make new friends, and hear from Aya de Leon, Meredith Jaeger, Elizabeth Rosner, Shanthi Sekaran, and Arisa White.
  • 7:00pm – Litquake goes THERE with Laleh Khadivi
  • 7:00pm – SF Stories: When You Love a City But It Doesn’t Love You Back ($5 adv / $10)
  • 7:30pm – Foglifter: San Francisco’s Queer Literary Journal
  • 7:30pm – Litquake in the Bookstore: Raj Patel
  • 7:30pm – New Narrative Poets: A Communal Presence
  • 7:30pm – Exalted Verse: Poets at Grace Cathedral

Saturday, October 14

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