Saturday, October 14th promises intoxicating levels of literary delight as the Mission will once again crawl with writer types—including bestselling authors, award-winning poets, and all manner of local storytellers and rhapsodists—and their geeked-out groupies all getting lit together over themed cocktails and witty words.
That's right, Litquake's 13th Annual Lit Crawl, the world's largest literary pub crawl, returns with a four-hour "frolic of words and word-nerds" to showcase more than 100 events in cafes, galleries, and bars.
Catch us at the following events.
Did Joan Didion's 'Slouching Towards Bethlehem' change your life? Join 7x7 for a special tribute at Elbo Room on Oct. 14.(Joan Didion, Summer of Love Trading Cards by Kate Haug and Ivan Uranga, 2017. Original Photo: Ted Streshinsky Photographic Archive/Corbis Premium Historical/Getty Images)
Red Light Lit
WHAT: Traverse sexuality and love expressed through poetry prose and song from seven writers.
WHERE: Public Works (downstairs), 161 Erie Street, itcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com
Mystery Writers of America: Noir at the Bar
WHAT: Who doesn't love a bit of mystery? Listen to authors from Mystery Writers of America tell stories of crimes and drinks in an hour of whodunit.
WHERE: Latin American Club, 3286 22nd Street, litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com
San Francisco Writer's Grotto
WHAT: Folks from the SF Writer's Grotto will reveal and relive physical and emotional scars from their past from traumas to good intentions that left a mark. The event will be emceed by co-hosts Larry Rosen and Bridget Quinn of The GrottoPod: Writers on Writing.
WHERE: Public Works (upstairs) 161 Erie Street, litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com
Disasporic Vietnamese Artists Network presents: "She who has no master(s)"
WHAT: Explore Vietnamese "feminine" as affected by heritage, history, war, mythology and personal experience through a collective of writers.
WHERE: Four Barrel, 375 Valencia Street, litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com
7x7 Presents Joan Didion Power Hour
WHAT: Five female writers will come together in a tribute to Joan Didion, honoring the 50th Anniversary of her Summer of Love essay, Slouching Towards Bethlehem. Come hang with the 7x7 crew!
WHERE: Elbo Room (upstairs), 647 Valencia Street, facebook.com/events
Brown People Don't Read
WHAT: Dispelling the myth that brown people don't appreciate the written word, this event brings together voices that speak with introspection, humor, rage and wonder.
WHERE: Beauty Bar, 2299 Mission Street, litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com/event
Hippos, Heroines, and Spaceships!
WHAT: Delve into a world of fantasy and explore superheroines in SF, alternate history, and spaceships.
Afar Magazine Presents
WHAT: Armchair travelers can indulge in narratives depicting faraway lands and adventures from frequent-flyer writers.
48 Hills and the Stud Present: Hush Hush Drag Reads
WHAT: Historic queer bar The Stud is bringing its monthly literary parlor Hush Hush—a blend of experimental music, performance, literature and makeup and big wigs galore—to Lit Crawl with the help of Bay Area culture site 48Hills.
WHERE: Lone Palm, 3394 22nd Street, litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com
ZYZZYVA Fall All-Stars
WHAT: Are you a loyal reader of the lit journal ZYZZYVA? Join contributors for a night of essays and poetry.
WHERE: Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia Street, litcrawlsanfrancisco2017.sched.com
// Saturday, October 14, Mission, See the full lineup at litquake.org.