Litquake 2017

Litquake's coming to the San Francisco Center for the Book in October 2017.

Sunday, Oct. 8 - 6 PM - How a Mountain Was Made: Greg Sarris and Steve Wasserman. 
In the tradition of Calvino’s Italian Folktales, Greg Sarris (Grand Avenue) turns his attention to his ancestral homeland, Northern California's Sonoma Mountain. In the 16 interconnected stories of How a Mountain Was Made, the twin crows Question Woman and Answer Woman take us through a world inspired by traditional Coast Miwok and Southern Pomo creation tales. In conversation with Heyday Books publisher Steve Wasserman.
Monday, Oct. 9 - 7 p.m. You Can’t Write That! Writing from Privilege
A diverse set of writers (Faith Adiele, Vanessa Hua, Chad Koch, and Kaitlin Solimine) discuss the pressing question of cultural appropriation, and how it influences their willingness to write outside the confines of their experience and background. Moderated by Maisha Z. Johnson. 
Tuesday, Oct. 10 - 7 p.m. Naked on the Page: Memoir
"I have never seen a greater monster or miracle than myself." —Michel de Montaigne. Literary memoir transports us into the visceral reality of the life of the author. As we read, we walk as they do, talk as they do, but also fail, hurt, love. But what's it like to bear all? Memoirists Andrea Avery, Julie Barton, Elizabeth Farnsworth, Edward Guthmann, and Nancy Davis Kho discuss bleeding on the page with Juan Alvarado Valdivia.