SFist and SF Appeal Present:
SFist and SF Appeal Present: Collisions on the Information Superhighway
Your emcees: Eve Batey and Brock Keeling
Featured readers: Katie Ann Doze, Matt Baume, Christine Borden, Phil Bronstein, Ramona Emerson, Tag Savage
Saturday, October 17, 2009
6:00 p.m., doors open at 5:00 p.m.
It's a two-way street. As opposed to writing for print, online writing is a medium of instant gratification -- and immediate pillory. Join some of San Francisco's freshest online voices as they grapple with the joys and heartaches of being 'out there' in the interwebs without a net.
San Francisco’s annual Litquake literary festival was founded by Bay Area writers as 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 close to 1400 author appearances for an audience of over 32,000 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.
About the Performers
Brock Keeling writes and edits SFist. He watches a lot of TV and wishes he lived on the other side of Market Street.
Eve Batey is the editor of the SF Appeal. She likes to drink, eat candy, and fuck around on the Internet.
Katie Ann Doze specializes in not having anything that defines her except she is pretty certain that she is "the one".
Matt Baume writes about justifiably marginalized weirdos, incomprehensible culture, and his mortification for websites. He is only interested in things that are funny.
Christine Borden is the events editor for SF Appeal. You can add that label to columnist, blogger, poet, critic, and short-story writer.
Phil Bronstein is the Editor At Large for Hearst Newspapers. His blog is on SFGate, and his column appears Mondays in The Chronicle.
Ramona Emerson lives and writes and also does not write, but always lives in San Francisco.
Tag Savage hosts a little blog called "The Sex Pigeon." In addition to captioning photos, he designs books and letterforms and things.