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Litquake 2018: North Beach Beat Walking Tour | SF

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Beat Museum | 540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA


Litquake 2019: San Francisco’s 10-Day Literature Festival

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.

Since 1999, San Francisco’s annual Litquake literary festival has drawn book lovers of all types to enjoy words and ideas, straight from the artists’ mouths.

Litquake 2019
October 10-19, 2019
All over the San Francisco Bay Area
Many events are FREE; some may have minimal fees
Please note: some events require an RSVP

Free Litquake Events

Events below are free, but some require RSVP. Many events have a suggestted donation

Funcheap Top Picks in bold below

Thursday, October 10

  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 Petaluma: Kristin Hannah with Ellen Sussman
  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 San Jose: Rita Bullwinkel

Friday, October 11

  • 12:30pm -20 in 20 Marin City: Your Voice, Your Story
  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 Point Richmond: Quieting Your Inner Critic
  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 Santa Rosa: Women Who Go Bump in the Night

Saturday, October 12

  • 12:00pm -Words Around the World: Crime Outside the Mainstream
  • 12:00pm -Big Lonely Doug: The Story of One of Canada’s Last Great Trees
  • 1:00pm -Teenquake: Dreams and Memories Bookbinding
  • 1:30pm – Words Around the World: Passports to the World
  • 2:00pm – 20 in 20 Los Gatos: Teen Writing Workshop
  • 2:00pm – Forests: The Heart of our Words
  • 2:00pm – 20 in 20 El Cerrito: Poets Laureate at the Library
  • 3:00pm – Words Around the World: The Enduring Influence of Persian Poetry
  • 4:00pm – NaNoWriMo Young Writers Brave the Page
  • 4:00pm – 20 in 20 Occidental: WordSpace Studios
  • 4:30pm – Words Around the World: I Am God, A Diary of the Almighty
  • 6:00pm – Words Around the World: The Thomas Mann House
  • 7:00pm  – Journalists in Jeopardy: Katherine Ellison and Michael Scott Moore
  • 7:00pm  – Foglifter Press: A Celebration of Bay Area Queer Literature
  • 7:30pm – 20 in 20 Davis: Stories on Stage
  • 8:00pm – Grace Notes: Poetry at Grace Cathedral

Sunday, October 13

  • 12:00pm – Words Around the World: Child Immigrants
  • 1:00pm – Teenquake: College Essay Workshop with Writopia Labs
  • 1:30pm – Words Around the World: Lost Children and Absent Fathers
  • 2:00pm – Susan Straight: In the Country of Women
  • 3:00pm – Words Around the World: Family Trauma and Literary CatharsisThe Wig Diaries
  • 4:00pm – Beat History Walking Tour – RSVP Required
  • 5:00pm – Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society
  • 5:00pm – 20 in 20 Napa: Words & Wine
  • 6:00pm – Books to Look AtGreetings, from Queer Mountain
  • 6:30pm – 20 in 20 Penngrove: Shut Up and Write!™
  • 7:00pm – Voices of The Adroit Journal: An Evening of Poetry & Poets

Monday, October 14

  • 5:30pm – Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental RailroadRSVP Required
  • 6:00pm – 20 in 20 Half Moon Bay: Beach Reads
  • 6:00pm – Let Her Tell It! Black Women Healing Through Writing
  • 7:00pm – The Room Where It Happens: Creating Inclusive Literary Communities

Tuesday, October 15

  • 12:30pm – Poetic Tuesday: Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
  • 6:00pm – 20 in 20 Fairfax: Pints & Prose
  • 6:30pm – High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies
  • 6:30pm – Tiffany Shlain: 24/6—The Power of Unplugging
  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 Santa Cruz: On Keeping it Weird
  • 7:00pm – The Invention of Yesterday: 50,000 Years of Human Culture, Conflict, and Connection
  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 Campbell: South Bay Voices
  • 7:00pm – We’ve Been Too Patient: Voices from Radical Mental Health
  • 7:30pm – Straight, No Chaser: Writers at the Bar

Wednesday, October 16

  • 2:00pm – Teenquake: Open Writer’s Club
  • 2:00pm – Listen To Your Elders
  • 6:00pm – Tommy Orange: One City One Book
  • 6:30pm – Alan Kaufman: The Berlin Woman
  • 6:30pm – Tope Folarin: A Particular Kind of Black Man
  • 6:30pm – No Human Is Illegal: On the Front Lines of the Immigration War
  • 7:00pm – Name a Bram Stoker Book Besides Dracula: Lit Quiz Night with CCA
  • 7:00pm – Print/Ops: A Technology Roundtable with LOGIC Magazine
  • 7:00pm – Between Heaven and Hell: A Very San Francisco Conversation with David Talbot
  • 7:00pm – Mason Funk: The Book of Pride

Thursday, October 17

  • 12:30pm – LQ at the Bookstore: Ann Patchett
  • 12:30pm – Water in Words and Art with Obi Kaufmann
  • 5:30pm – LQ at the Bookstore: Christian Robinson
  • 6:00pm – On Forgetting: Scientists, Writers, and Memory
  • 6:30pm – Carolina De Robertis: Cantoras
  • 7:00pm – Niloufar Talebi: Self-Portrait in Bloom
  • 7:00pm – The Velvet Underground Experience
  • 7:00pm – Literary Citizenship and the East Bay
  • 7:00pm – 20 in 20 Orinda: Diablo Writers’ Workshop
  • 7:30pm – 20 in 20 Stanford: Down on the Farm
  • 7:30pm – You’re Going to Die presents: Our Living, Breathing Words

Friday, October 18

  • 4:30pm – Teenquake: Open Mic at The Mix
  • 6:00pm – 20 in 20 Novato: Words Off Paper
  • 6:30pm – Lit by the Lake: A Literary Mélange
  • 7:00pm – Disasterama! with Alvin Orloff
  • 7:00pm – Nina Varela—The Crier’s War
  • 7:00pm – Drawing on Queerness
  • 7:00pm – Blackfishing the IUD

Saturday, October 19


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Literature, San Francisco
Address: 540 Broadway, San Francisco, CA

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