litquake time again!

A 150th anniversary tribute to Jules Verne that includes complimentary cocktails begins the 14th annual Litquake literary festival — and then things get complicated. Featuring an average of 13 events each of the seven days between opening night and the infamous — and now international — finale, word nerds will have a series of incredibly tough decisions to make; advance planning is highly recommended. The first day of events features Lewis Lapham of Lapham's Quarterly presenting writers on death and dying; a sextet of poets; an hour of nonfiction; pet lit; the intersection of humans and nature; some Stegner Fellows discussing the craft of fiction; an event dedicated to Peninsula writers; teens and YA authors; graphic novels; discussion on creative writing as a therapeutic practice; a bilingual presentation of Mexican writers; a write-a-thon; a reading in English and German; a showcase of writers who paint and illustrators who write, featuring Paul Madonna and Lisa Brown; and an improvisational theatrical performance devoted to noir. That's just the first day.

Oct. 11-19, 2013
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