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2012 San Francisco Litquake Lineup Announced

By Harriet Staff

See this LA Times article on the 2012 Litquake in San Francisco.

From the article:

Two-time Booker Prize winner Peter Carey will be among the headliners at San Francisco’s Litquake. The schedule for the eight-day literary festival, which takes place in several venues during October, was announced Tuesday.

Eight hundred and forty local and international authors will be reading and talking about books. In addition to novelist Peter Carey, some of the notable authors scheduled to appear are former U.S. poet laureate Robert Hass, humorist Merrill Markoe, Kenyan exile Ngugi wa Thiong’o, mystery writer Zoe Ferraris, satirist Will Self, California poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, writer Michelle Tea, Zyzzyva editor Oscar Villalon, poet Matthew Zapruder, fantasist Karen Joy Fowler, comedian Michael Ian Black, essayist Rebecca Solnit, underground publisher Adam Parfrey, novelist Andrew Sean Greer, poet D.A. Powell, thriller writer David Corbett, actor Chris Elliott, novelist Joshua Mohr and Salon.com founder David Talbot.

And then there’s this: Graphic novelist Daniel Clowes will talk one-on-one with novelist, publisher and literacy proponent Dave Eggers. Although Eggers and his publishing house McSweeney’s are based in San Francisco, the two promise to spend the evening discussing Chicago — as well as books and art and stuff. Tickets for that event are $15.

Tickets average about $10; some are more, some are less, and many discount bulk tickets are available. Many events are free, including some for children.

Full article here. Litquake website here.

Posted in Poetry News on Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 by Harriet Staff.