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San Francisco, CA

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Litquake is San Francisco's nine-day literary festival for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Litquake's Lit Cast is our selection of live recordings from the "Epicenter", a monthly series which embraces a theater of ideas between writers and readers. Hosted by Litquake co-founders Jack Boulware and Jane Ganahl. Musical theme by Joshua Raoul Brody.

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Language:

English


Episodes

Tom Perrotta: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 81

9/19/2017
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Litquake's "Lit Cast Live" series of events at Bay Area bookstores continues with Tom Perrotta, on tour for his novel MRS. FLETCHER, described by The New York Times as "the sweetest and most charming novel about pornography addiction and the harrowing issues of sexual consent that you will probably ever read." Best known for his novels turned into film and TV -- ELECTION, LITTLE CHILDREN, and THE LEFTOVERS -- Perrotta feels most comfortable when uncomfortable, and has said, "As writers, we...

Duration: 00:42:37


Bad Hombres / Anita Amirrezvani, Laleh Khadivi, Andrew Lam, Nyuol Lueth Tong: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 80

8/16/2017
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Litquake's Shadows & Light series continues with a conversation between Anita Amirrezvani, Laleh Khadivi, and Andrew Lam, moderated by The Bare Life Review editor Nyuol Lueth Tong. In this live event, "Bad Hombres: Immigrant Voices Respond to Trump," panelists discuss the impact of the current regime on immigrant writers' lives and creativity, and explore how immigrant voices can prevail against our nation’s current intellectual recession. Recorded live at the San Francisco Public...

Duration: 01:16:40


Alysia Abbott, Clane Hayward and Joshua Safran with Gabe Meline: Litquake’s Lit Cast Episode 79

7/6/2017
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Litquake's new "Lit Cast Live" continues with a panel discussion between Alysia Abbott, Clane Hayward and Joshua Safran, moderated by Gabe Meline of KQED Arts. For decades, Northern California has been Ground Zero for countercultural communities, rejecting conventional suburbia in favor of individualism and personal freedom. But what happens to children with this background, growing up amid such unorthodox family dynamics? These three Bay Area authors with recent memoirs meet on the summer...

Duration: 01:04:53


Jeff VanderMeer with Robin Sloan: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 78

6/6/2017
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Litquake's new "Lit Cast Live" series of events at Bay Area bookstores continues with Jeff VanderMeer, on tour for his novel BORNE, named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Book Riot, Chicago Reader, The Week, and Publishers Weekly. Author of the bestselling Southern Reach Trilogy, VanderMeer also will soon see a film adaptation of the trilogy's first installment, ANNIHILATION. In conversation with Robin Sloan, author of MR. PENUMBRA'S...

Duration: 00:47:15


Sarah Ladipo Manyika with Daniel Handler: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 77

5/23/2017
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Litquake's first entry in our "Lit Cast Live" series of events at Bay Area bookstores presents professor/author Sarah Ladipo Manyika, for the launch of her newest novel, LIKE A MULE BRINGING ICE CREAM TO THE SUN. Set in San Francisco, this book presents a subtle and mesmerizing meditation on aging, friendship, and loss, and fleshes out a nuanced portrait of the erotic yearnings of an older woman. In conversation with Daniel "Lemony Snicket" Handler. Recorded live at the Booksmith...

Duration: 00:58:35


The Most Dishonest People on Earth, with Lowell Bergman, Geoffrey Nunberg, Marisa Lagos, Scott Shafer: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 76

4/11/2017
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Litquake's second event in our "Shadow & Light" series presents "The Most Dishonest People on Earth: Journalists Respond to Trump," another glimpse of sanity in an increasingly insane world. This current political climate demands honest and unvarnished media coverage. But is the American press doing enough to tell the truth behind the lies? Are we in a spiral of spin where truth no longer matters? With Lowell Bergman, Geoffrey Nunberg, Marisa Lagos, and Scott Shafer. Recorded live at the...

Duration: 01:00:15


Word /Jazz with Chinaka Hodge, RyanNicole, devorah major, Broun Fellinis: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 75

3/7/2017
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In the great tradition of jazz and spoken-word basement readings in North Beach first forged by Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Kenneth Rexroth, and Bob Kaufman, hear this contemporary update co-presented by City Lights Books. With poets Chinaka Hodge, devorah major, and RyanNicole. Music by Afro-futurist jazz trio Broun Fellinis. Recorded live at Doc's Lab, formerly The Purple Onion, in San Francisco. https://www.facebook.com/litquake https://twitter.com/Litquake

Duration: 01:42:41


No Shadow Without Light: Writers Respond to Trump: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 74

2/7/2017
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As with the rest of the world, Litquake has been festering over the unexpected election of Donald Trump. Do we publish a manifesto? Or curl up in the fetal position? Yes, times are dark indeed, but it’s incumbent on the creative class to stand tall and contribute. And so we present some diverse and electric Bay Area voices who speak to our nation’s fear, anger, and perhaps even optimism. With Elmaz Abinader, Robert Mailer Anderson, devorah major, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, and T.J. Stiles....

Duration: 00:57:53


Kim Addonizio with Jen Siraganian: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 73

11/22/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording featuring author Kim Addonizio and poet Jen Siraganian at Litquake's Epicenter series. This onstage conversation discusses Addonizio's two newest releases, the poetry collection MORTAL TRASH, and the memoir BUKOWSKI IN A SUN DRESS. Learn why the San Francisco Chronicle says "Addonizio tackles tough subjects -- unequipped mothers, the loss of love, mental illness -- with unflinching clarity, lyricism, and humor." Unexpected fun fact for this episode:...

Duration: 01:09:25


The Atavist's Evan Ratliff with Jennifer Kahn: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 72

9/27/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording featuring Atavist editor Evan Ratliff and journalist Jennifer Kahn at Litquake's Epicenter series. The onstage conversation discusses LOVE AND RUIN, the new collection of nonfiction from The Atavist, a trailblazing leader in longform narrative writing. Tune in and hear why The New York Times describes The Atavist as "remarkable...can't look away pieces of multimedia journalism." Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live at Alamo Drafthouse...

Duration: 00:58:50


Natashia Deón and Kaitlin Solimine: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 71

7/19/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording featuring novelist Natashia Deón and journalist Kaitlin Solimine at Litquake's Epicenter series. This conversation discusses Natashia's debut release, GRACE, from Counterpoint Press. The New York Times says, "Ms. Deón is not merely another new author to watch. She has delivered something whole, and to be reckoned with, right now." Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live at Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco....

Duration: 01:03:46


Adam Haslett and Jane Ciabattari: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 70

6/27/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording featuring novelist Adam Haslett and book critic Jane Ciabattari at Litquake's Epicenter series. This conversation discusses Haslett's newest release, "Imagine Me Gone." With his striking emotional precision and lively, inventive language, Haslett has given us something rare: a novel with the power to change how we see the most important people in our lives. Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live at Alamo Drafthouse in San Francisco....

Duration: 00:51:25


Dan Lyons and Chris Colin: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 69

5/10/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording featuring journalist/author Dan Lyons and journalist Chris Colin atLitquake's Epicenter series. This conversation discussesLyons' new memoir, "Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble," the New York Times bestseller about the "troubling but funny" world ofAmerica's technology culture from one of the contributors toHBO's "Silicon Valley." Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live atAlamo Drafthousein San...

Duration: 01:00:29


Cintra Wilson and Gary Kamiya: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 68

4/19/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording whichfeatures writer/critic CIntra Wilsonandjournalist/editor Gary KamiyaatLitquake's Epicenter series. This conversation discusses Wilson's most recent collection, "Fear and Clothing: Unbuckling American Style," a hilariousroad trip across the landscape of American fashion. Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live atAlamo Drafthousein San Francisco.https://www.facebook.com/litquake/https://twitter.com/Litquake

Duration: 01:01:15


Patricia Park and Vanessa Hua: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 66

3/22/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording whichfeatures novelist Patricia Parkandjournalist/fiction author Vanessa HuaatLitquake's Epicenter series. This conversation explores Park's recent debutbook "Re Jane," a retelling of the Charlotte Brontë classic Jane Eyre, set in the Korean immigrant community of Queens, New York. Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live atAlamo Drafthousein San Francisco.https://www.facebook.com/litquake/https://twitter.com/Litquake

Duration: 00:53:50


Sunil Yapa and Marie Mockett: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 66

3/8/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording from Litquake's Epicenter series, featuringSunil Yapa, author of the debut novel "Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist," in conversation with writer Marie Mutsuki Mockett ("Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye").Co-presented by Green Apple Books, and recorded live atAlamo Drafthousein San Francisco.https://www.facebook.com/litquake/https://twitter.com/Litquake

Duration: 01:00:55


Lori Ostlund and Amelia Gray: Litquake's Lit Cast Episode 65

2/23/2016
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Lit Cast presents this live recording from the Litquake 2015 festival archives, and features California fiction writers Lori Ostlund and Amelia Gray at our Off the Richter Scale series. This conversation, titled “Our Strange Skin,” ranges from readings to discussions about love, cages, and the freakishness of the human body. Recorded live at Z Below during the 2015 Litquake festival in San Francisco. https://www.facebook.com/litquake/ https://twitter.com/Litquake

Duration: 01:10:33


Dennis Lehane, with Eddie Muller: Litquake’s Lit Cast Episode 64

1/26/2016
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Lit Cast is proud to present this live recording of the recent Litquake event featuring author and screenwriter Dennis Lehane, for the Bay Area launch of his recent novel "The World Gone By." In this episode, Lehane is joined onstage by film noir historian Eddie Muller, in a conversation about his book-to-film career. Recorded live at Jewish Community Center San Francisco during the 2015 Litquake festival in San Francisco.https://www.facebook.com/litquake/https://twitter.com/Litquake

Duration: 01:22:06


Boots Riley, with W. Kamau Bell & Adam Mansbach: Litquake’s Lit Cast Episode 63

1/5/2016
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Lit Cast is proud to present this live recording of the recent Litquake event featuring activist, emcee and front-man Boots Riley, forthe Bay Area launch of hisnew bookTell Homeland Security—We Are The Bomb.In this episode,Bootsisjoined onstage by comedianW. Kamau Bell and author Adam Mansbach, in a conversation about the intersection of art and politics. Recorded live at Z Spaceduring the 2015 Litquake festival in San Francisco.

Duration: 01:15:53


Christopher Moore and S.G. Browne: Litquake’s Lit Cast Episode 62

12/9/2015
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Lit Cast is proud to present this live recording of the recent Litquake event “Horror and Hilarity: A Conversation with Christopher Moore and S.G. Browne.” Both of these authors have mastered the craft of mining humor from the macabre: soul-collecting demons, romance-seeking zombies, undead redhead vampires and more. Moderated by book journalist Zack Ruskin, and recorded live at Z Below during the 2015 Litquake festival in San Francisco.

Duration: 01:12:33

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