Terry McMillan, Brian Copeland, and Other East Bay Authors to Appear at Litquake

Now in its seventeenth year, the annual lit-fest features famous East Bay authors.


Anneli Rufus

East Bay authors Terry McMillan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Robert Hass, Brian Copeland, and others are among the dozens of celebrated pagecrafters participating in Litquake, the annual literary festival celebrating the best in books--and, as it happens, food.

Now in its 17th year, the festival is set for Oct. 7 through Oct. 15 with readings, performances, talks and other wordery at various Bay Area locations, including Berkeley's Books Inc.

On Sunday, Oct. 9 at The Chapel (777 Valencia St., San Francisco), the edible portion of the festival--Eat, Drink, and Be Literary--allows attendees to mingle with and watch panel discussions involving authors, publishers, journalists, chefs, TV hosts, and culinary artisans while sampling wine, beer, spirits, and food from an array of local purveyors including Runa Tea, Shades of Sugar Bakeshop, Sudwerk Brewing Company, and Miyoko's Kitchen. 

Eat, Drink, and Be Literary participants include several East Bayites--such as Dayna Macy, author of Ravenous; Sarah Henry, author of Farmsteads of the California Coast; Frances Dinkelspiel, author of Tangled Vines; and Novella Carpenter, proprietor of Oakland's GhostTown Farm and author of Farm City. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.

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