Litquake

Ingrid Rojas Contreras appears in a couple of Litquake 2018 events. (Courtesy photo)

Hundreds of authors on tap for 19th SF Litquake

There is astounding quality and quantity (including free or $5 and $10…

 

Bruce Lee, right, is pictured with student Barney Scollan in Oakland, where he found more like-minded martial arts practitioners than he did in San Francisco. (Courtesy Barney Scollan)

Litquake author reveals SF legacy of martial arts master Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was known for Hong Kong moves and Hollywood glamour, but…

 

Organizers say the 2016 Oakland Book Festival at City Hall boasts more panels and programs than last year’s successful inaugural event. (Courtesy Nicole Fraser)

Oakland’s very own literary festival is a labor of love for The Town

What makes Oakland special? If you ask Timothy Don, it’s a “kind…

 

San Francisco writer Benjamin Wachs'  short stories are provocative and intriguing.

‘Guide to Bars’ contains mind-bending tales

“A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City” is hardly…

San Francisco writer Benjamin Wachs'  short stories are provocative and intriguing.
Castro Romero Flamenco, an acclaimed troupe of Spanish siblings, performs at the Palace of Fine Arts on Friday. (Courtesy Miguel Cordero)

Oct. 8-9: Cody Simpson, Aer, The Who in Hyde, Castro Romero Flamenco, Litquake

THURSDAY, OCT. 8 Cody Simpson: The musician, who has shed a dance-pop…

Castro Romero Flamenco, an acclaimed troupe of Spanish siblings, performs at the Palace of Fine Arts on Friday. (Courtesy Miguel Cordero)
COURTESY  PHOTONicholson Baker is among the authors lined up for the 15th Litquake festival

Bookish Nicholson Baker graces Litquake

For best-selling author Nicholson Baker, the creative fuel for his latest book,…

COURTESY  PHOTONicholson Baker is among the authors lined up for the 15th Litquake festival
Courtesy photoNovelist Joshua Mohr appears at “Less Than Zero

Litquake pays tribute to Brat Pack authors

You are not the kind of reader who would be at a…

Courtesy photoNovelist Joshua Mohr appears at “Less Than Zero
Author Michelle Tea reads during 2008's Litquake & ODC Theater collaboration

LGBT talent highlighted on packed Litquake slate

It’s unjust to pit Joyce Maynard and Chelsea Handler’s editor against Piper…

Author Michelle Tea reads during 2008's Litquake & ODC Theater collaboration
Adrian Todd Zuniga brings his rowdy writer competition Literary Death Match to the Elbo Room during Litquake.

Literary Death Match ready for action at Litquake

Literary Death Match has a racy history in San Francisco. When the…

Adrian Todd Zuniga brings his rowdy writer competition Literary Death Match to the Elbo Room during Litquake.
Courtesy PhotoLit Crawl fun: Poet Robert Hass appears in a Threepenny Review event at Ritual Coffee Roasters on Saturday.

Litquaking Robert Hass

Bay Area poet Robert Hass admits his infatuation with The City started…

Courtesy PhotoLit Crawl fun: Poet Robert Hass appears in a Threepenny Review event at Ritual Coffee Roasters on Saturday.
Adam Mansbach (Courtesy photo)Adam Mansbach (Courtesy photo)

‘Go the F— to Sleep’ a sleeper hit for less-than-rested dad

Adam Mansbach wrote the novels “Angry Black White Boy” and “The End…

Adam Mansbach (Courtesy photo)Adam Mansbach (Courtesy photo)
Ishmael Reed

Big-time authors in the spotlight at Litquake

Chelsea HandlerThe comedian and bestselling author speaks in conversation with Litquake co-founder…

Ishmael Reed
Daniel Handler (AP file photo)Daniel Handler (AP file photo)

Daniel Handler recalls the quirky literary madness of Litquake

Litquake is to the literary world what South by Southwest is to…

Daniel Handler (AP file photo)Daniel Handler (AP file photo)
Gotham Chopra (Courtesy photo)Gotham Chopra (Courtesy photo)

Gotham, Deepak Chopra find spirit in superheroes

Gotham Chopra is the co-author of “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Superheroes:…

Gotham Chopra (Courtesy photo)Gotham Chopra (Courtesy photo)

Party down with words at Lit Crawl

Lit Crawl — Litquake’s closing-night session of 80 events in the Mission…

Author Dennis Lehane goes to dark side with 'Moonlight Mile'

Dennis Lehane is no stranger to success. His books “Shutter Island,” “Mystic…

Litquake presents a ’20s-style literary roundup

James Joyce, Ernest Hemingway and Anais Nin are about to hop into…