Get Lit at 10 Spirited Lit Crawl  Events This Saturday

Get Lit at 10 Spirited Lit Crawl  Events This Saturday


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.

WHEN: 5-6pm

WHERE: Public Works (downstairs), 161 Erie Street,

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.

WHEN: 5-6pm

WHERE: Latin American Club, 3286 22nd Street,

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.

WHEN: 5-6pm

WHERE: Public Works (upstairs) 161 Erie Street,

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.

WHEN: 5-6pm

WHERE: Four Barrel, 375 Valencia Street,

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!

WHEN: 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Elbo Room (upstairs), 647 Valencia Street,

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.

WHEN: 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Beauty Bar, 2299 Mission Street,

Hippos, Heroines, and Spaceships!

WHAT: Delve into a world of fantasy and explore superheroines in SF, alternate history, and spaceships.

WHEN: 6:30-7:30pm

WHERE: Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia Street,

Afar Magazine Presents

WHAT: Armchair travelers can indulge in narratives depicting faraway lands and adventures from frequent-flyer writers.

WHEN: 8-9pm

WHERE: Noisebridge, 2169 Mission Street,

48 Hills and the Stud Present: Hush Hush Drag Reads

WHAT: Historic queer bar The Stud is bringing its monthly literary parlor Hush Husha blend of experimental music, performance, literature and makeup and big wigs galore—to Lit Crawl with the help of Bay Area culture site 48Hills.

WHEN: 8-9pm

WHERE: Lone Palm, 3394 22nd Street,

ZYZZYVA Fall All-Stars

WHAT: Are you a loyal reader of the lit journal ZYZZYVA? Join contributors for a night of essays and poetry.

WHEN: 8-9pm

WHERE: Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia Street,

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