This year marks our sixteenth as a festival, with year-round programming and writing classes, a podcast heard in 100 countries, and Lit Crawl affiliates in several cities (welcome, Portland!).
Our nine-day schedule takes care to showcase over 800 authors from all over the Bay Area, the U.S., and the world.
Now grown to the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, Litquake continues its mission as a nine-day literary spectacle for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings.
Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature for people of all ages, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals.