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Fiction Writing in a Time of Crisis
Wednesday, April 1 - 7:00pm
Fiction writers Nayomi Munaweera, R.O. Kwon, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and by Lauren Markham discuss both the challenges and urgency of fiction writing at this moment in time. How do we write during bleak times, and into the bleakness? How does the loss and grief of our current moment impact what we are writing about, how we write, and who we are writing for? What works or writers are we turning to right now, and how are we finding sustenance there? And perhaps most importantly, where might we be finding joy and how are we cultivating it--and what role could this joy play in our writing?


Poets for National Poetry Month
Thursday, April 2 - 7:00pm
Join Litquake for our annual National Poetry Month celebration, for readings from some of America's best poets: Kazim Ali, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Jane Hirshfield. Curated and hosted by Rebecca Foust. Originally scheduled to be held at Grace Cathedral atop the city's Nob Hill, now streaming live for you!

Beth Lisick and Edie on the Green Screen
Friday, April 3 - 7:00pm
Beth Lisick's canceled book tour for her debut novel transmogrifies into an at-home spoken word and music performance with her husband, musician and studio wizard Eli Crews (Tune-yards, Deerhoof). Though rarely in the same place at the same time, they've spent the last few weeks collaborating on making hand sanitizer, falafel, and music. Beth will read excerpts from her new book accompanied by organs, synths, and other assorted gadgetry. Presented live from their Spillway Sound recording studio in New York's Hudson Valley.

Home Baked Booty Shake
Saturday, April 4 - 7:00pm
In the seventies, when author Alia Volz was tucked into in her stroller, her parents ran Sticky Fingers Brownies, an underground bakery that delivered more than 10,000 marijuana edibles each month in San Francisco. From the frothy 1970s through the depths of the AIDS crisis and the dawn of medical marijuana, Volz's new memoir Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco is a kaleidoscopic portrait of a city in the throes of change and the community that came together when things fell apart.

Pour yourself a tequila sunrise, twist a doobie, and join Volz and luminaries Rebecca Skloot and Marke Bieschke for a taste of home-baked San Francisco love. Followed by a funkalicious living-room dance party with special guest DJs.

Met Cute: The Happy Side of Gay Romance
Sunday, April 5 - 7:00pm
In these stressful times, everyone could use a little fun. Because sometimes loving goes best with laughter, four bestselling authors of gay romance read from their lighter works--J. Scott Coatsworth, Kim Fielding, Angel Martinez, and Amy Lane. Discussion and Q&A about why love stories help soothe frayed nerves and anxious minds to follow.

DIY Flash with the Flash Fiction Collective
Monday, April 6 - 7:00pm
A reading of dozens of tiny stories from micro-fictionistas, including guest readers, plus a discussion of the Art of Flash and prompts--including visual prompts--to write and submit your own, with a selection to be published on the Flash Fiction Collective Facebook page.

All authors' books available from your favorite indie bookstores, order from bookshop.org!

ZYZZVA's 35th Anniversary Issue Release
Tuesday, April 7 - 7:00pm
Celebrate ZYZZYVA's 35th anniversary issue, to be released in early April, with contributors from the issue which includes such authors and writers as Bryan Washington, Lauren Markham, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Kristen Iskandrian, Lysley Tenorio, Dave Madden, Peter Orner, Meg Hurtado Bloom, and many others.

We All Want to Change the World
Wednesday, April 8 - 7:00pm
Fiction writers are often told - by teachers, editors, and agents - that politics and literature don't mix. But in these times of political polarization and dissatisfaction, many writers are reconsidering this conventional wisdom. How can ambitious writers find a space to explore the matters of life and death, wealth and poverty, war and governance, that affect us all? How should art respond to the terrors of modern life? Join five accomplished writers as they share work that has grappled with these questions.

Bring the World into Your Home with World Editions
Thursday, April 9 - 7:00pm
Let's connect our global literary community in a time of closed borders. Hear World Editions authors read from their works, discuss the current situation in their countries, and talk about what books mean to them during Covid-19.

Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
Friday, April 10 - 7:00pm
Hear from the writers of Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
as they read briefly from their contribution and engage in conversation about what's changed, what hasn't, how we weather what we're facing not only politically but also culturally, personally, artistically, and as communities who affirm our connections to each other.
We know people are in need of creative outlets and entertainment, so we're hosting virtual events from the comfort of our homes to yours.

Fiction Writing in a Time of Crisis
Wednesday, April 1 - 7:00pm
Fiction writers Nayomi Munaweera, R.O. Kwon, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, and by Lauren Markham discuss both the challenges and urgency of fiction writing at this moment in time. How do we write during bleak times, and into the bleakness? How does the loss and grief of our current moment impact what we are writing about, how we write, and who we are writing for? What works or writers are we turning to right now, and how are we finding sustenance there? And perhaps most importantly, where might we be finding joy and how are we cultivating it--and what role could this joy play in our writing?


Poets for National Poetry Month
Thursday, April 2 - 7:00pm
Join Litquake for our annual National Poetry Month celebration, for readings from some of America's best poets: Kazim Ali, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and Jane Hirshfield. Curated and hosted by Rebecca Foust. Originally scheduled to be held at Grace Cathedral atop the city's Nob Hill, now streaming live for you!

Beth Lisick and Edie on the Green Screen
Friday, April 3 - 7:00pm
Beth Lisick's canceled book tour for her debut novel transmogrifies into an at-home spoken word and music performance with her husband, musician and studio wizard Eli Crews (Tune-yards, Deerhoof). Though rarely in the same place at the same time, they've spent the last few weeks collaborating on making hand sanitizer, falafel, and music. Beth will read excerpts from her new book accompanied by organs, synths, and other assorted gadgetry. Presented live from their Spillway Sound recording studio in New York's Hudson Valley.

Home Baked Booty Shake
Saturday, April 4 - 7:00pm
In the seventies, when author Alia Volz was tucked into in her stroller, her parents ran Sticky Fingers Brownies, an underground bakery that delivered more than 10,000 marijuana edibles each month in San Francisco. From the frothy 1970s through the depths of the AIDS crisis and the dawn of medical marijuana, Volz's new memoir Home Baked: My Mom, Marijuana, and the Stoning of San Francisco is a kaleidoscopic portrait of a city in the throes of change and the community that came together when things fell apart.

Pour yourself a tequila sunrise, twist a doobie, and join Volz and luminaries Rebecca Skloot and Marke Bieschke for a taste of home-baked San Francisco love. Followed by a funkalicious living-room dance party with special guest DJs.

Met Cute: The Happy Side of Gay Romance
Sunday, April 5 - 7:00pm
In these stressful times, everyone could use a little fun. Because sometimes loving goes best with laughter, four bestselling authors of gay romance read from their lighter works--J. Scott Coatsworth, Kim Fielding, Angel Martinez, and Amy Lane. Discussion and Q&A about why love stories help soothe frayed nerves and anxious minds to follow.

DIY Flash with the Flash Fiction Collective
Monday, April 6 - 7:00pm
A reading of dozens of tiny stories from micro-fictionistas, including guest readers, plus a discussion of the Art of Flash and prompts--including visual prompts--to write and submit your own, with a selection to be published on the Flash Fiction Collective Facebook page.

All authors' books available from your favorite indie bookstores, order from bookshop.org!

ZYZZVA's 35th Anniversary Issue Release
Tuesday, April 7 - 7:00pm
Celebrate ZYZZYVA's 35th anniversary issue, to be released in early April, with contributors from the issue which includes such authors and writers as Bryan Washington, Lauren Markham, Margaret Wilkerson Sexton, Kristen Iskandrian, Lysley Tenorio, Dave Madden, Peter Orner, Meg Hurtado Bloom, and many others.

We All Want to Change the World
Wednesday, April 8 - 7:00pm
Fiction writers are often told - by teachers, editors, and agents - that politics and literature don't mix. But in these times of political polarization and dissatisfaction, many writers are reconsidering this conventional wisdom. How can ambitious writers find a space to explore the matters of life and death, wealth and poverty, war and governance, that affect us all? How should art respond to the terrors of modern life? Join five accomplished writers as they share work that has grappled with these questions.

Bring the World into Your Home with World Editions
Thursday, April 9 - 7:00pm
Let's connect our global literary community in a time of closed borders. Hear World Editions authors read from their works, discuss the current situation in their countries, and talk about what books mean to them during Covid-19.

Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
Friday, April 10 - 7:00pm
Hear from the writers of Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times
as they read briefly from their contribution and engage in conversation about what's changed, what hasn't, how we weather what we're facing not only politically but also culturally, personally, artistically, and as communities who affirm our connections to each other.
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