SF’s Literary festival, Litquake, starts this Friday. Because the eight-day festival can seem overwhelming in its 163 events, here is the low-down of events for the rest of the week that can’t be missed.
Ballot Box Bash: There will be a hosted bar. If that isn’t enough to get you going, the opening night’s party should be full of the festival’s most excited and VIP guests, along with an improv show.
Masters of Flash: For those who don’t know what flash fiction is, it is the perfect style of writing for Berkeley students to enjoy. Shorter than a short story yet often more compelling and contemplative, flash fiction is great for intellects who enjoy reading but don’t necessarily have the time.
Pitchapalooza 2012: Three publishing experts take 20 people from the audience and critique their book pitches that can only be one minute long. Think of it as a literary reality show.
Two Guys from Chicago: An Evening with Daniel Clowes and Dave Eggers
Eggers is not only one of the most famous local authors, but also wears many more hats than just a writer, including a philanthropist, activist, and founder of publishing house McSweeney’s. Clowes as well is an Oakland native and is a truly a modern cartoonist, as the title of his most recent book suggests.
For a full schedule of events and venues, head over to Litquake’s website.
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