Litquake!

I can’t believe it’s half over and we haven’t mentioned Litquake yet! Litquake is a fantastic week-long literary event series here in the city.

Tonight I saw “Short Shorts: First Among Equals” at Varnish – an amazing gallery/bar I’d never been to – where short story writers read new work on the theme of “firsts.” Then it was on to “Humor Me” at the Purple Onion in North Beach. It was a knock-down hysterical evening emceed by Bucky Sinister, who explained the difference between rednecks and hillbillies. I forget what they are – I was laughing too hard.

Photo by Derek Powazek, ephemera.org

I’m shooting photos for Litquake again this year, and having way too much fun doing so. Here’s one of the left foot of Ian Lendler as he was reading from his new book, Alcoholica Esoterica.

If you’ve missed Litquake so far, don’t despair – the best is yet to come. The highlight of the week for me is the Lit Crawl this Saturday, when the Mission lights up with 250 authors performing at 17 different venues on one night. It’s sure to be a blast. Here’s what it looked like last year.

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