Litquake LitCrawl in the Mission
If you haven’t made it yet this year to Litquake, San Francisco’s week-long celebration of literature featuring readings and panels by hundreds of local authors, there’s still time to make it to the be-all, end-all event, the infamous LitCrawl in the Mission. It happens tonight, at bars and other venues all up and down Valencia Street, and it involves two of my most favorite things–good drinks and hot writers. Okay, not all of the writers are hot, but at least they all have something to say.
I’ll be reading at the Make-Out Room at 8:00 p.m. with fellow MacAdam/Cage authors Stephen Elliott, Craig Clevenger, and Michelle Tea. Read on to see what Metroblogger and San Francisco Chronicle sex columnist Violet Blue had to say in her round-up of the naughty stuff Litquake has to offer.
I’d wander on over to see if there’s any action at the The Make-Out Room (21 and over; 3225 22nd St.), where “The Brat Pack: Local Fiction From MacAdam/Cage” may not read about sex (or they might — these people are dirty) but are certainly writers known to put out when the mood strikes.
Miss Blue and her bad self will be reading at Good Vibrations at 6 p.m.
Of course, it’s not all about sex–not by a long shot. Go here to see the complete Litcrawl schedule, including such local luminaries as Luis Albert Urrea, Susie Bright, Jack Boulware, Charlie Anders, Lonely Planet editor Don George, Juvenal Acosta, Elizabeth Starck, Karen Joy Fowler, Tom Barbash, Chris Adrian, Vendela Vida, Susan Steinberg…and a whole lotta other folks.
If you’re all spoken-worded out, Tom Kealey and SF Chron Books Editor Oscar Villalon will be thumbwrestling at 826 Valencia at 7:15.