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SF Weekday Guide: 10/12 – 10/16
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SF Weekday Guide: 10/12 – 10/16

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Updated: 11 December 2015
If you weren’t aware, there’s a massive literary festival in town. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature in people of all ages and perpetuate a sense of literary community. It provides a vibrant forum for writing as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals. We think Litquake is awesome and that it needs to be shown some love. So this week, we bring you all things lit.

Monday, 10/12

First Time Authors Reveal All

Debut authors share the inspirational and informative true stories behind their paths to publication, from working with the largest mainstream publishing houses to new, breakthrough ways to reach readers.

When: Monday, October 12, 3PM – 4:30PM

Where: The Foundation Center – San Francisco, 312 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 397 0902

Tickets: RSVP

Tuesday, 10/13

Poetic Tuesday

This Tuesday, lines and lyrics from Litquake Nation will be shared with the public in the famousYerba Buena Gardens. Enjoy line breaks during your lunch break, as some of the Bay Area’s best poets and musicians share their work.

When: Monday, October 12, 12:30PM – 1:30PM

Where: Jessie Square, Yerba Buena Gardens, 750 Howard St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 820 3550

Tickets: Free

The Smart Set: An Evening of Cleverness

Co-presented by SF Sketchfest, this unique show, hosted by Litquake co-founder Jack Boulware, features humorous writers in conversation, exploring the means of writing the funny. With special guest Greg Proops, comedian, author, and host of ‘The Smartest Man in the World.’ This is an event you really don’t want to miss. Stop by the newly renovated Café duNord prior to the show for a couple of cocktails, or even after the show for ½ price champagne and oysters.

When: Tuesday, October 13, 8PM

Where: Swedish American Hall, 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 431 7578

Tickets: Here

Wednesday, 10/14

Going the Distance

Stop by Hemlock Tavern for the annual sports night with an A-game lineup of bestselling sports scribes, telling tales and reading from their recent works, covering football, soccer, baseball, boxing, and more. Hosted by Anthony Bedard. Doors open at 6:30PM.

When: Wednesday, October 14th, 7PM

Where:Hemlock Tavern, 1131 Polk St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 923 0923


Tickets: $15-$20

Thursday, 10/15

Jewish Noir at The Contemporary Jewish Museum

Writers R.S. Brenner, M. Dante, and Stephen Jay Schwartz read from a new anthology of Jewish noir, followed by a discussion of crime and Jewish fiction.

When: Thursday, October 15th, 6:30PM

Where: Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St, San Francisco, CA, USA +1 415 655 7800

Ticketing: Free, with admission into museum ($5 after 5PM)