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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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Zahra Noorbahksh

#GoodMuslimBadMuslim podcast
Zahra Noorbakhsh is a Feminist Muslim, Iranian-American comedian and cohost of the award winning podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim. The podcast was recently invited to record at the White House and featured in Oprah Magazine. Her one woman show, "All Atheists are Muslim: a romantic comedy" was dubbed a highlight of the Int'l New York City Fringe Theater Festival by The New Yorker. Noorbakhsh is a contributor to The New York Times Featured anthology, Love Inshallah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women. As a comedian, she has performed with renowned comics, such as W. Kamau Bell, Hari Kondabolu, and Maz Jobrani. This summer, she was invited to the Sundance Creative Change retreat to workshop her comedy special, "On Behalf of All Muslims," which will debut at the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California, Oakland, where Noorbakhsh is an artist in residence. She is also a member of the San Francisco Writer's Grotto.