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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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Lauren Weedman

Lauren Weedman is an award-winning comedic actress, playwright and author. She has written and performed 9 solo plays. (“Homecoming”, “Amsterdam”, “If Ornaments Had Lips”, “Huu”, “Rash”, “Wreckage”, “Bust”, “No You. . .Shutup”, “What Went Wrong”). Her first show, “Homecoming” went on to go off-Broadway in NYC. “Bust”, about her work in the LA county jail was awarded a Macdowell fellowship for playwriting by the Alpert Awards as well as several “best of the arts” across the nation. Her TV credits include Doris on HBO’s Looking, Horny Patty on HBO’s Hung, Arrested Development, New Girl, The Daily Show, True Blood, United States of Tara, Reno 911, Curb Your Enthusiasm. Film credits include Imagine That, Date Night and Judd Apatow’s A Five Year Engagement starring Jason Segal. Lauren Weedman’s new book, Miss Fortune: Fresh Perspectives on Having it All from Someone Who is NOT OKAY, was published by Plume in March 2016 to rave reviews. Weedman’s first book, A Woman Trapped in a Woman’s Body: (Tales from a Life of Cringe), is a collection of comedic essays and was named by Kirkus Reviews as a top ten Indie book for 2007 and was optioned by Fox TV for a pilot. She’s also the host of the Moth Storytelling series.