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WORD: Litquake welcomes Lewis Black June 28 in fundraiser event
Edited Press Release
For its biggest fundraiser of the year, San Francisco literary festival Litquake announced that comedian, actor, author and Daily Show contributor Lewis Black will perform on June 28 in the first of several Litfest events taking place through August. The performance is Black’s only Bay Area appearance to promote his bestselling book "Me of Little Faith" (Riverhead Books) that was just released in paperback.

In a freewheeling onstage conversation, Black and comedian/radio host Marc Maron will gleefully dissect politics, religion, and other American foolishness. Audience Q&A and booksigning to follow.

Tickets are $25 general admission, and $75 for VIP reception with the two stars after the show. All proceeds will, of course, benefit your favorite literary festival. For advance sales, go to cityboxoffice.com.
Lewis Black performs over 200 nights a year to sold out audiences throughout Europe, New Zealand, Canada and the United States. A passionate performer who is more pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis has been compared to Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce, and the late George Carlin.
Lewis has also written two bestselling books, Nothing's Sacred (Simon and Schuster, 2005) and Me of Little Faith (Riverhead Books, 2008), and has penned over 40 plays, many of which have been produced around the country.
Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming readings, happenings and parties:

July 9: Major book release and party at Fort Mason, celebrating Holly Payne’s new based-on-fact book, "Kingdom of Simplicity," and starring the tres-hot band Blame Sally. $25 admission includes signed copy of Holly’s book, with proceeds to benefit Litquake.
July 16: Bodies in the Library: Who Done it at Litquake? An evening of mystery writers at the Mechanics Institute Library, 57 Post Street, with Bay Area scribes Rhys Bowen, Lisa Lutz, Simon Wood, Kelli Stanley, Vinnie Hansen and more. Cool raffle prizes, including signed books and free tickets to Litquake 2009 events! One free raffle ticket with $12 admission, advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.
August 14: Litquake’s first-ever Goth Hop at the Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Godfather of Goth, Edgar Allen Poe. The Poe-rom (forgive us) will feature readings from Poe, period costumes, interactive weirdness, DJ dancing, even a 'Twilight' write-alike contest.

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, the festival has presented close to 1,400 author appearances for an audience of over 32,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco's thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city's music, film, and cultural festivals. Dates: 10/9-17, 2009.


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