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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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RyanNicole is a "4A" quadruple threat: artist, actress, athlete, and activist. As an MC and poet, she has appeared across the globe, including a performance for President Barack Obama. She has led several theater productions in the Bay Area, including those with SF Playhouse, African American Shakespeare Theater, and California Shakespeare Theater/Intersection for the Arts.  For 2017, Ryan has been short-listed for the San Francisco production of the Tony Award winning Broadway play Hamilton, and will star in Marin Theater Company’s production of Native Son. She has served her community as an organizer and activist for nearly two decades, most recently as a consultant in capacity building, fundraising, marketing/branding and program development.

My Participants Sessions

Friday, October 14