Litquake 2015 Rumbles Through Bay Area

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Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, is shaking up the Bay Area once again with nine days of programming that reflects our region's unique fascinations and obsessions. Here's what to bookmark.


Tracey Stewart (Photo: Taea Thale)

Tracey Stewart, a former SF resident and wife of Jon (yes, that Jon Stewart), will make a much anticipated appearance to talk about her new book, Do Unto Animals, about her experience as a veterinary tech and animal lover.  //  Tuesday, Oct. 13; Z Space, 450 Florida St. (Mission), litquake.org/events

Dennis Lehane (Photo: Gaby Gerster)

Author of Gone Baby Gone and Mystic River, Dennis Lehane sits down for a conversation with Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller.  //  Monday, Oct. 12; Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St. (Presidio Heights), litquake.org/dennislehane

Our city's most notorious drag queens, including Heklina and D’Arcy Drollinger, read the tweets of famous people at Celebrity Twitterature.  //  Tuesday, Oct. 13; Oasis, 298 11th St. (SoMa); litquake.org/celebritytwitterature

Pulitzer winners Adam Johnson and T.J. Stiles sit down for a chat.  //  Sunday, Oct. 11; San Francisco Center for Books, 375 Rhode Island St. (Potrero); litquake.org/adamjohnsontjstiles

Hawaii's poet laureate, Kealoha, performs an epic poem.  //  Monday, Oct. 12; Z Space, 450 Florida St. (Mission), litquake.org/kealoha

Bestselling author Christopher Moore discusses supernatural humor.  //  Monday, Oct. 12; Z Below (470 Florida St.); litquake.org/christophermoore

Have lunch with travel writer extraordinaire Paul Theroux.  //  Friday, Oct. 16; Delancy Street, 600 Embarcadero, litquake.org/paultheroux

Chat with seduction guru and writer Neil Strauss.  //  Saturday, Oct. 17; Mechanics Institute Salon, 57 Post St. 4th floor (Union Square), litquake.org/neilstrauss

Plus, look for more amazing appearances throughout the week from Daniel Handler, Frank Portman, T. Geronimo JohnsonAmy TanGreg Proops; and Ali Liebegott, author of five novels and writer for the award-winning TV series Transparent.

Finally, booze it up at closing night's Lit Crawl through the Mission, and don't miss 7x7's "Oh the Glory of Literary Trivia," at The Chapel at 8:30 pm.  //  Saturday, Oct. 17th at various venues, litquake.org/event-series/lit-crawl-san-francisco

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