Free Literary Events

Writers and the Bay.
10 Jul 2023

Welcome to The Bay Area’s New Writing Golden Age

The shadow of the Beat generation is long, and, just like when Karl the Fog descends, some think they may never see the light again. Yes, there was the hotspot of literary activity in the early aughts. But many feel the writing scene is dead, and that’s not so bad

23 May 2023

Get Lost in Words at This San Francisco Literary Show

What started out as a cozy little get-together at Adobe Books in 2016 has grown into a many-headed beast of literary goodness, with journals, mixtapes, puzzles, prose, poems, and performances. And, strangely, we have the pandemic to thank for that.  

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19 Jul 2023

The East Bay Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the 2023-2024 East Bay Beer Passport! There’s no better way to explore the East Bay than to literally drink it in. Each passport contains 27 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 27 of the finest locally owned breweries,

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08 May 2023

How This Mission District Literary Show Leaves You Happier Than You’ve Ever Been

BY CASEY BENNETT  Happy endings aren’t all that they are cracked up to be. What’s so good about characters riding off into the sunset and living “happily ever after”? Boring.   What is not boring is Happy Endings, the monthly reading series, held the second Tuesday of every month at The

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17 Apr 2012

Flaunt Your Intelligence (And Get FREE Drinks) at Nerd Jeopardy

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

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30 Sep 2011

Litquake 2011 Brings the Awesome (and FREE) Literary Events

  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

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17 Feb 2010

FREE Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Literary Stuff Served Up by Dave Eggers

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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22 Apr 2009

All Literary And Shit: Free PEN Int’l Literature Festival

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