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WORD: Litquake announces late-July author events, parties
Edited Press release

Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, announced several author and book-related events and opportunities for book fans to mingle with Litquake cognoscenti that include cocktails parties, socials, entertainment and readings at public and private venues across the City from tonight through late July.

Tonight (Sunday, July 18) a social will be hosted by Angus Martin & Gabrielle Ekedal, where attendees can hear work by L.J. Moore and Joshua Citrak and sip wine (at a reduced Epicenter price) from Heart Wine Bar. Co-hosted by literary magazine Instant City & Litquake, in conjusction with retail wonderland Gypsy Honeymoon. The event happens at 1266 Valencia Street, from 6-8 pm. Info about the event and venue is here.

Join Litquake on July 21 as it celebrates the Bay Area's non-fiction masters in a midsummer cocktail party at the beautiful Cole Valley home of author Terry Gamble. With Po Bronson (Nurture Shock, What Should I Do With My Life?), Pulitzer and National Book Award winner T.J. Stiles (The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt), IBA Book of the Year winner Frances Dinkelspiel (Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California), New York Literary Lion finalist Stephen Elliott (The Adderall Diaries), Pulitzer winner Katherine Ellison (Buzz: A Year of Paying Attention), and California Book Award winner Rebecca Solnit (A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster). Soiree is from 6:30 to 9 pm, and includes beverages and "hearty appetizers." Cost is $125, for tickets click here.

Then on July 24 there's a show "Christopher Moore Plays the Fool with Litquake and A.C.T." This staged reading from Moore's bestselling novel Fool provides a twisted and delirious revisit of Shakespeare's King Lear, told from the perspective of the Fool. Co-presented by Litquake, American Conservatory Theatre and Christopher Moore. Book sales and author signing will follow the performance. Proceeds benefit Litquake 2010. Tickets are $22.50 advance, $25 at the door; for more info or to purchase seats click here.

About Litquake

Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings since its founding in 1999. Litquake Foundation is a 501c3 nonprofit registered in the state of California. Litquake 2010 takes place from October 1-9, 2010.


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