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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!

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Nicole Gluckstern

The daughter of a bookseller and an editor, Nicole Gluckstern learned to read and write long before she learned to tie her shoes. Actually she still doesn’t know how to tie her shoes. She’s lived, worked, and traveled in over thirty countries on five continents, but has called San Francisco home since 1999. She’s the co-creator of the “Bikes to Books” bicycle tour and map, which connects the twelve streets renamed in 1988 for famous authors and artists who lived in San Francisco. She splits her reading attentions fairly equally between fiction and non-, with a special affinity for essay collections, memoir, travel writing, cultural studies, graphic novels, and literary fiction.