Fiction, non-fiction, poetry—Lit Crawl has it all. For this year’s literary feast, writers, artists and locals will be crowding all corners of the Mission; from the Elbo Room to a beekeeping supply store.
Lit Crawl is hosted annually as part of Lit Quake, a literary festival created to celebrate San Francisco’s talented writers, as well as the city’s book-loving residents. It runs from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. tonight. Over 500 writers will be performing at 83 events packed into a few square blocks of the Mission as part of this year’s citywide literary romp.
Since attending all of the events will be impossible, Mission Local will be spreading out reporters and covering the events LIVE. So for all of those torn between attending Friends of Groucho or Living la Palabra Loca (both readings set for phase two), don’t fret, just click on over to our Lit Crawl live blogging page.
The Lit Crawl map provides a full listing of the readings.
That’s a wrap folks! Time for these Mission Local reporters to head home. Happy reading!
This from Latino Poetry Review on Tomas Rile’s Post Chicano Stress Disorder:
““I don’t imagine Tomás Riley’s message in Post Chicano Stress Disorder (Tinta Vox, 2010) to be a decidedly political one; his brand of poetry is political as a matter of existence, rather than of taste or style, “so what is young/ and brown so far a living/ corpse of language?” In Post Chicano Stress Disorder, Riley spits sparse bars cadenced by Hip-Hop Mythology, PoMo’s nuanced wordplay, and that threshold where the political becomes the factual. Riley’s book is a manual, bluesy sheet music, and a slowly-gentrifying, inner-city quirófano, simultaneously.””
“She took a laptop to bed to look at baby camels,” and other Lit Crawl readings at Make-Out Room:
Reporter Emily Gibson is at Casa Bonampak, soaking in the scene:
Reporters James Reddick and Andra Cernavskis sat down with Gary Kamiya, author of Cool Gray City of Love, after his reading during Lit Crawl.
Reporter Guisel Contreras captured Amina Gautier, Flannery O’Connor award recipient, reading her story “At Risk”. She came in from Chicago for Lit Crawl.
The New York Times writes about Gary Kamiya’s “Cool Gray City of Love”:
The New York Times writes about Gary Kamiya’s “Cool Gray City of Love” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/15/books/review/cool-gray-city-of-love-by-gary-kamiya.html?_r=0
Author Gary Kamiya reading at Rebel:
Here’s the map…
Lydia, Hannah and Darcy (l to r) were surprised by performers when they stopped in at Casanova Lounge for a drink.
“The trees look like fingers reaching out from the ground” Reporter Andra Cernavskis at Rebel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnWDR_zw5d4&feature=c4-overview&list=UU80-ve90ZuX77mbrQHV2Wgg
Volunteer Shereen says she expects a packed house tonight at #LitCrawl Casanova Lounge.
Novelist, short story author and Stanford educator Eric Puchner thrills the crowd at Rebel.
From Sarah at the Casanova Lounge: Sean Taylor, a third performer at Casanova, says litcrawl is the last campfire we have left in a world of too much texting.
Reporter Dorothy Atkins overhears someone tell Suicide Club and Cacophony member Steve Mobia at Elbo Room “You should move to sf – theyll understand you there.”
Reporter Andy Mannix is listening to poetry at the Mission police station:
The stage at Elbo Room
Looks like Lit Crawl’s website is down at the moment. We’ll let you know when it’s back up!