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Friday, October 11 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Eureka! California’s Best Authors Read by More of the Same

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Co-presented by KALW

To help celebrate 20 years of Litquake, some of our favorite Bay Area authors read from THEIR favorite California writers! Kick off the festival with this raucous night of readings. Featuring Charlie Jane Anders, Natalie Baszile, Elaine Castillo, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Daniel Handler, Adam Johnson, Chang-rae Lee, Beth Lisick, Ishmael Reed, and Tobias Wolff, presenting from the works of writers who inspired them -- from Dashiell Hammett to Daniel Alarcón. Special appearance by Karl the Fog. Hosted by Isaac Fitzgerald, with live music from the Patrick Wolff Quartet. $25 adv / $30 door

Authors and Participants
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Beth Lisick

Beth Lisick is a writer and actor from the San Francisco Bay Area, currently living in Brooklyn. She is the author of six books, including the New York Times bestseller Everybody Into the Pool, and co-founder of the Porchlight Storytelling Series. Beth has also worked as a baker... Read More →
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Ingrid Rojas Contreras

Ingrid Rojas Contreras is author of the novel Fruit of the Drunken Tree, a silver medal winner in First Fiction at the California Book Awards and a New York Times editor's choice. She was born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia. Her essays and short stories have appeared in the New... Read More →
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Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler is the author of six novels, most recently All the Dirty Parts, and far too many books as Lemony Snicket, most recently The Bad Mood and the Stick. His essay on the Eurythmics album Savage is still considered definitive.
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Karl the Fog

As a resident of the Silicon Valley, Karl the Fog naturally uses Twitter and Instagram accounts to document his comings and goings and the beauty of the city he loves (except for when it's sunny). Amassing roughly half a million followers across social platforms, Karl the Fog's witty... Read More →
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Tobias Wolff

Tobias Wolff is the author of the novels The Barracks Thief and Old School, the memoirs This Boy's Life and In Pharaoh's Army, and the short story collections In the Garden of the North American Martyrs, Back in the World, and The Night in Question. His most recent collection of short... Read More →
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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders is the former editor-in-chief of io9.com, the extraordinarily popular Gawker Media site devoted to science fiction and fantasy. Her SF and fantasy debut novel, All the Birds in the Sky, won the 2017 Nebula Awards for Best Novel and was a finalist for the 2017 Hugo... Read More →
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Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson is a Professor of English with emphasis in creative writing at Stanford University. Winner of a Whiting Award and Fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Academy in Berlin, he is the author of several books, including... Read More →
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Chang-rae Lee

Chang-rae Lee is the author of five novels: Native Speaker, A Gesture Life, Aloft, The Surrendered, which was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and On Such a Full Sea, which was a Finalist for the NBCC and won the Heartland Fiction Prize. His novels have won numerous awards and citations... Read More →
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Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile is the author of the debut novel, Queen Sugar, which was adapted for TV by writer/director, Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Winfrey’s cable network. Queen Sugar was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books... Read More →
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Patrick Wolff Quartet

Patrick Wolff is a saxophone and clarinet player rooted in the bebop tradition, with a long history in the New York City jazz scene. He has worked with Matt Wilson, Albert "Tootie" Heath, Peter Bernstein, Grant Stewart, Josh Roseman, Dena DeRose, and many other jazz greats. Since... Read More →
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Elaine Castillo

Elaine Castillo was born and raised in the Bay Area. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Comparative Literature. She is a Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation Fellow, and her writing can be found in Freeman’s, Lit Hub, The Rumpus, Taste Magazine... Read More →

Friday October 11, 2019 8:00pm - 10:00pm PDT
Swedish American Hall