Free Literary Events
Full disclosure: I was on the quiz bowl team in high school. Actually, I was captain of the quiz bowl team. For four years. Now that’s a Code Red Nerd Alert if I’ve ever seen one. That being said, I have a soft spot for trivia, or any kind of
October means the beginning of Fall, Halloween, harvests, unaturally hot weather in the Bay, and most importantly, the Litquake Literary Festival. Literature fiends can go full geek and see a crapload of literary events around the city, culminating in the ultimate event: Litcrawl. Think of a bar crawl, except
Tonight the legendary City Lights bookstore on Columbus will be hosting a reading from Stoners and Self-Appointed Saints, and Fever Chart – the latter of which was published by McSweeney’s – that impossibly twee publisher/website/lit rag founded by love-him-or-hate-him memoirist/novelist/newspaper man Dave Eggers. To go along with the readings, their
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The PEN World Voices of International Literature hits the city in a few days, which means 160 writers over the course of 6 days OR 26.6 writers a day doing conversations, panels, performances, and readings. Obviously that is far too many; an overwhelming choice that leads to paralysis and blocks