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You're Invited: 7x7's Lit Crawl 2013 Program at Elbo Room, Oct. 19

7x7 is once again a proud sponsor of Litquake (starting today and ongoing through next week), and we are especially jazzed about our own program during the big closing-night event, Lit Crawl! Please join us at Elbo Room on Saturday, Oct. 19th for "Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society," which promises to be a revelatory collection of stories from one of the city's leading proponents of keeping San Francisco weird.

Photos: 7x7's Lit Crawl 2012 Program at The Lone Palm

7x7 was proud to sponsor this year's highly-anticipated Litquake, and was especially excited about our very own Lit Crawl program on October 13th—Post-Century Moderns—at the Mission's snazziest white-tablecloth bar, The Lone Palm.

What to See at Litquake

With 180 events and over 850 authors in its twelfth year, Litquake, SF's premier literary festival, just keeps getting bigger and better. (It's even expanded to other cities–Seattle and Austin are getting their own editions of the Lit Crawl later this month.) Trying to choose from such a wealth of riches is difficult, but these eight events caught our eye.

Pretty in Pink's Andie is All Grown Up: Molly Ringwald Makes Her Literary Debut

While we may remember her as a lovestruck 16-year-old, Molly Ringwald shows us she's all grown up with her fiction debut When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories. Taking inspiration from her role as a wife and mother of three, the book presents the stories of a Los Angeles family struggling to navigate their changing relationships after an act of infidelity.

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Chris Cleave (Gold)

Wednesday, July 18, 12 pm, at Book Passage Corte Madera (51 Tamal Vista Blvd.)

Wednesday, July 18, 7 pm, at Books Inc. Opera Plaza (601 Van Ness Ave.)

Just in time for the Olympics, the newest novel from Cleave (Little Bee) focuses on Kate and Zoe, friends and track cyclists who, after training together for 15 years, compete in their final race at a fictionalized version of the 2012 London games. Though Kate is the more naturally gifted cyclist, a recurrence of her eight-year-old daughter's leukemia threatens to undermine her years of training and sacrifice. With cutthroat Zoe willing to do anything to win, Kate has to decide how far she'll go to take home the gold medal. 

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

This Side of Paradise: A Great Gatsby Garden Party

Reading Roundup: This Week's Top Literary Events

Each week, we offer a roundup of the best literary events in the city. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Want to submit an upcoming event for consideration? Go here.

Literature + Regret = Regretrature

Wednesday, April 4, 8 pm, at the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa St.)

Litquake Is Here: Our Picks for the Best Events

This week, thousands of bookworms will be crawling out of their holes and preparing for Litquake, SF's annual celebration of all things literary. Founded as a one-day festival in 1999, Litquake has expanded to eight days of readings, parties, and events, capped by the Mission's infamous Lit Crawl on Saturday, October 15th. As always, the full lineup yields plenty of treasures, but we've narrowed the schedule down to six particularly memorable events.

Jeffrey Eugenides

Friday, October 14, 7 pm, at Books Inc. Opera Plaza (601 Van Ness Ave.)

Pop Culture Know-It-All & Litquake Performer Chuck Klosterman Talks Beards, Crystals and Writer's Block

Time magazine has called Chuck Klosterman one of America’s foremost authorities on pop culture—and for good reason. The best-selling author, who grew up in rural North Dakota, has an insatiable appetite for music and sports and brings a keen analytical eye to mainstream culture. The Believer, ESPN, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, Spin, The Washington Post, and more have tapped him for his extensive knowledge on all things A&E. He’s penned seven books, including a collection of essays in 2003’s Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs (Scribner), in which he waxes on about reality TV, Billy Joel, and the Celtics-Lakers rivalry.

High Art: Three Not-Too-Serious Lit Events

David Sedaris
Beloved humorist and bestselling author David Sedaris is making a stop at the War Memorial to celebrate the release of his latest literary adventure Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary. If you've never seen him share his stories live, get this special event on your calendar now. You'll laugh so hard that your face will hurt for hours after.
When: 7 p.m., Sun. 4/24
Where: War Memorial Opera House, 301 Van Ness Ave.

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