COURTESY  PHOTOLit Crawl packed in patrons at the Beauty Bar in 2007.

COURTESY PHOTOLit Crawl packed in patrons at the Beauty Bar in 2007.

A few highlights from Litquake 2014

LITQUAKE 2014

San Francisco’s literary festival features more than 800 authors at 100 locations.

Where: San Francisco and Bay Area

When: Oct. 10-Oct. 18

Tickets: Most events are free

Contact: www.litquake.org

Select events

Viva Fifteen: Litquake's 15th birthday is celebrated with a quinceañera and the three mandatory ingredients for any fiesta: cake, tequila and a mariachi band. 7 p.m. Friday, $15. Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.

Drivel: Talented writers Sean Greer, Julia Scott, Ellen Sussman and others read their crummiest work at the launch party for “Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing by Your Favorite Authors.” 8 p.m. Saturday, $12. Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.

Marc Maron: The comedian and host of the “WTF” podcast talks about his best-selling book, “Attempting Normal,” and more. 7 p.m. Sunday, sold out (some tickets may become available). 8 p.m. Saturday, $12. Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.

Stories from Home: NoViolet Bulawayo and Chinelo Okparanta in Conversation: Zimbabwean author Bulawayo and Nigerian writer Okparanta – who both emigrated to the U.S. in their youth – speak about the meaning of home and writing across continents. 1 p.m. Sunday, $10. Z Space, 450 Florida St., S.F.

Read Like a Teen: Stop hiding that dog-eared copy of “The Hunger Games”! Writers share why reading young-adult fiction is good for the regular adult's soul. 3:30 p.m. Sunday, free. Hotel Rex, 562 Sutter St., S.F.

The Heyday of Malcolm: A Tribute to Malcolm Margolin: The head of 40-year-old, Bay Area-based Heyday Books and icon of alternative publishing receives well-deserved honors. 6:30 p.m. Monday, free. Book Club of California, 312 Sutter St., S.F.

Craigslist prose: Bay Area writers read accidental masterpieces by Craigslist posters, including classics such as “To the Crackhead Who Stole My Bicycle Wheel” and “Haunted Coffee Grinder for Sale.” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, free (RSVP requested). Hattery, 414 Brannan St., S.F.

Shaken and Stirred: Local writers, comedians and politicians talk about where they were when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit in 1989. 4:30 p.m., Oct. 17, $15. Alfred's Steakhouse, 659 Merchant St., S.F.

Lit Crawl: Grab some stylish yet sensible footwear for an epic crawl up and down Valencia Street, with more than 100 events in one night. Will the next reading be at a bar? A police station? Good Vibrations? 6-9:30 p.m. Oct. 18, free. Various venues, S.F.

artsbooksLit CrawlLitquake 2014Malcom Margolin

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Although The City has been shut down and largely empty, people have enjoyed gathering in places such as Dolores Park. <ins>(Al Saracevic/The Examiner)</ins>
Come back to San Francisco: The City needs you now

Time to get out of the house, people. The City’s been lonely… Continue reading

A surveillance camera outside Macy’s at Union Square on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Is the tide turning against surveillance cameras in SF?

Crime-fighting camera networks are springing up in commercial areas all around San… Continue reading

San Francisco Police Chief Bill Scott speaks alongside Mayor London Breed at a news conference about 2019 crime statistics at SFPD headquarters on Jan. 21, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/The Examiner)
What the media gets wrong about crime in San Francisco

By Lincoln Mitchell Special to The Examiner Seemingly every day now, you… Continue reading

Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire for her comments in Guatemala earlier this week. (Examiner file photo.)
SF immigration advocates slam Kamala Harris’ ‘betrayal’ to her past

Kamala Harris’ comments earlier this week discouraging Central Americans from traveling to… Continue reading

Youth activists with the Sunrise Movement march along a rural road during their two-week trek from Paradise to San Francisco to call attention to an increase in deadly wildfires as a result of climate change on June 2, 2021. (Photo by Brooke Anderson)
Weeks-long climate march culminates on the Golden Gate Bridge

Lola’s alarm goes off most mornings before dawn. The 17-year-old high school… Continue reading

Most Read