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Litquake's Lit Crawl—World's Largest Literary Pub Crawl

22 OCTOBER 2022 — saturday

Litquake 2022 concludes with Lit Crawl SF, the world's largest literary pub crawl, in an array of venues throughout San Francisco's Mission District; Highlights of Phase 1: 5:00 pm PDT, The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street: "Poets Crawleate: Bay Area Poet Laureates Represent!," celebrates Bay Area poet laureates Tongo Eisen-Martin (San Francisco), Tshaka Menelik Imhotep Campbell (Santa Clara County), Aileen Cassinetto (San Mateo County), Jen Siraganian (Los Gatos), and former laureate Maw Shein Win (El Cerrito); Highlights of Phase 2: 6:30 pm PDT, Stage Werx, 446 Valencia Street: "Manic D Press Reunion," featuring a dozen literary stars from one of San Francisco's legendary underground publishers; 6:30 pm PDT, Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia Street: Reading hosted by ZYZZYVA, A San Francisco Journal of Arts & Letters, winner of the 2022 NCBR Recognition Award, featuring past contributors Dana Johnson, Lucy Corin, Vanessa Hua, Michael Jaime-Becerra, and Dean Radar; Highlights of Phase 3: 8:00 pm PDT, Medicine For Nightmares, 3036 24th Street: AGNI celebrates its 50th year in print, featuring Marilyn Abildskov, Abby Caplin, David Goguen, and Shruti Swamy; all Lit Crawl events free, 5:00-9:00 pm PDT (More information here:

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29 NOVEMBER 2022 — tuesday

  • City Lights Books presents award-winning poet Eileen Myles, celebrating their new collection, Pathetic Literature, joined by writers Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts, Camille Roy, Honey Mine, Laurie Weeks, Zipper Mouth, winner of the Lambda Literary Award, Simone White, House Envy of All the World, and Frank Wilderson, online via Zoom, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Cobalt Poets presents a poetry reading featuring Rawle James, with open mic to follow, online via Zoom, free, 7:30 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • The San Francisco Public Library presents a special workshop with poets Zachary Zan and Hanson Lee, discussing and analyzing the famous Chinese poem "Cold Mountain", free, at the North Beach Library Community Room, 850 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, 6:30-7:30 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2022 — wednesday

  • Book Passage presents acclaimed writer and musician Patti Smith, Just Kids, winner of the National Book Award, celebrating her new book, A Book of Days, a collection of over 365 images and reflections that reflect the artist's life and unique aesthetic, Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue, San Rafael, $40, tickets include a copy of the book, 7:00 pm PST (Purchase tickets here:

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