This week is second and final of LitQuake, SF’s annual literary festival. Here are some more events that can’t be missed because of their quirk, special guests or unusual topics.
“Cowboy Noir: A Conversation with Bruce Holbert”
Described as “Cormac McCarthy at his best,” Holbert seems to have multi-genred, nuanced style to attract readers with both his prose and action.
“Greer and Handler? or Handler and Greer?”
Daniel Handler, also known as Lemony Snicket, and Andrew Sean Greer (“Confessions of Max Tivoli”) will basically just goof around onstage, pulling questions out of a box. The casual atmosphere hopefully will gain some sort of insight into each writer and their playing off of each other and conversation is sure to entertain.
“The Guy Under the Sheets: An Evening with Chris Elliot”
You may recognize actor-comedian Christ Elliot from “Saturday Night Live,” or “How I Met Your Mother,” but he has also written a couple of books, too. His newest is an autobiography, and at LitQuake he will be answering questions from the audience as well as promoting his new book.
A variation on a bar crawl, LitCrawl takes over a neighborhood with authors reading works and leading discussions at any possible venue. It is the finale of Litquake, and perhaps the most anticipated event of the festival. Better yet, it’s free.