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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
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
Stay tuned for more information on these upcoming readings, happenings
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'
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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