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Welcome to Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, now in our 17th year. Festival dates are October 7-15, 2016. Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. Click the phone icon to the right below, to download our new mobile app version!

Click here to read more about benefits for members. 

Litquake hasn’t become the West Coast’s most daring, innovative, and exciting literary festival on its own. Individuals like you have helped us grow and prosper—and helped keep more than 80% of our events free to the public, from our one-of-a-kind Lit Crawl, to our year-round Epicenter series, and our author events for San Francisco schoolchildren.

Where your money goes
  • More than 80% of Litquake’s programming is FREE
  • 75% of Litquake’s budget goes directly to programming
  • 20% of Litquake’s budget comes from individual supporters like you!
  • 1,000 children each year meet authors face-to-face and receive books from Litquake
  • Our mission: to foster interest in literature, to perpetuate a sense of literary community, and to host a vibrant forum for writing from the Bay Area and beyond.