Litquake Festival Brings Tsunami of Authors to the Houseboats of Sausalito

Litquake Festival 2011 has added a major North Bay component to this year’s festival with "Words on the Waves." Scheduled for the afternoon of its last day of programming on October 15, this is also the date of the notorious Lit Crawl, which takes place that evening throughout the Mission District of San Francisco. Words on the Waves will feature contemporary and historical readings, music and storytelling, local food and beverages and the debut of a special cocktail called “The Anchor Out.” A total of 23 authors will appear during the afternoon, including such names as Cyra McFadden (making her Litquake debut), Holly Payne, Stewart Brand, the founder of the Whole Earth Catalog, Frances Lefkowitz, Daniel Duane, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, Joyce Maynard and others. "Words on the Waves" will take place on the last day of Litquake 2011 with a showcase of nine events on five boats featuring 23 writers — including Cyra McFadden, Rachel Lehmann-Haupt, Holly Payne, Stewart Brand, Daniel Duane, Frances Lefkowitz, Joyce Maynard and others — who either live on the boats or are from the North Bay literary scene for an afternoon of readings, films, sunshine, fresh air, food and cocktails. Saturday, October 15, 1-5 pm; $30.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door; 21 and over only. About Litquake Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 2800 author appearances for an audience of over 67,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco's thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, 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. Dates: October 7-15, 2011. Visit the Litquake Fest for complete details and schedule.