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It’s official. San Francisco is a literary destination. But you knew that, that’s why you moved here. Seems like you can’t throw a stick in this town without hitting someone with a manuscript, or someone you saw at that reading series last month.
Perhaps the strongest evidence of this alleged lit-mecca is Litquake, our very own literary festival each October, which has spread to New York, Austin, and now occurs throughout the year here. It’s the veritable who’s who elbow rub of the writing world that brings attention to a disparate “community” of authors in an otherwise digital world. Chances are you’ve been to (or heard about) Litcrawl: a multi-venue showcase of both local and imported talent throughout the Mission as the final bacchanalian gasp of the nine-day fest. Imagine, literature as nightlife? Read the rest of this entry »
Jun 12, 2011 0
Featured Event: Saturday June 18th
Ah, Saturday. As a day, we all know it’s usually one of the best. However, this Saturday is looking especially noteworthy thanks to two events. The first, Sixty New Beginnings, is a reading/auction/raffle/party with all proceeds benefitting one of the Bay Area’s most inspiring artists in her battle against cancer. Even if you can’t afford to contribute or bid on one of the ridiculously awesome raffle prizes, please come and show your support along with James Cagney, DW Lichtenberg, Randall Mann, Sarah Fran Wisby, Rebekah Edwards, and Daphne Gottlieb, who will each be reading in Meg’s honor.
The second event, Clattering Loom, celebrates the ever-anticipated arrival of summer by asking writers and artists Matthew James Decoster, Charles Kruger, Amanda Rino, Julie Michelle, Joanna Lioce, and Tony DuShane to craft a work inspired by the Thai phrase Sabsung. Knowing those artists, the phrase, which loosely translates as that which “slakes the thirst of emotion,” promises to inspire some equally unique responses. If you don’t know what I mean, you’ll just have to show up. If you do, you definitely didn’t need me to remind you to go! Read about the last (and first) one. Read the rest of this entry »
Apr 5, 2011 1
“Thank you very much and welcome to Not So Fast. Uh, that is a title that we thought of. It’s caused a lot of controversy—a lot of people have been asking what it means.”
“No. No one has asked,” Jack says.
A few people shed their seriousness—begin to chuckle.
“What does it mean!?” someone yells from the audience.
“We just needed a title,” Jack responds, and everyone begins to laugh. Read the rest of this entry »