Litquake Palo Alto 2013

A Free Festival of Books, Ideas & Community at the OFJCC

Litquake 2013

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Join us for the 2nd annual Litquake Palo Alto at the Oshman Family JCC on Sunday, August 18. And just like the legendary S.F. literary festival, expect loads of rollicking literary fun with great authors, ideas and conversation. There will be a dozen salons on intriguing topics from thrillers, to Silicon Valley non-fiction, to cross-cultural writing. And best of all, Litquake Palo Alto is still free!

Inspirational and bestselling authors such as Gail Tsukiyama, Ellen Ullman, Deborah Perry Piscione, Jane Smiley, Darya Pino Rose and Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) will speak at our provocative literary salons.

After the literary salons, guests are invited to stay for “Blues, Booze & Schmooze,” a no-host social where participants and authors can continue to mix and mingle with our literary stars. Books Inc., the official bookseller of Liquake Palo Alto will be selling our authors’ latest works so you can buy autographed copies!

Schedule at a Glance:
2:00-2:45 PM Fireside Readings and Jewish Women’s Theatre
3:00-4:00 PM clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Crossing Cultural Borders
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Thrilling Tales With Jewish Characters
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Russian Authors
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg In Conversation with Deborah Perry Piscione and Bob Calhoun
4:15-5:15 PM


clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Memoir: Women's Passages
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg The Beauty of Brevity: Short Fiction
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Emerging Authors, Presented by the Peninsula Parlour
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg In Conversation with Jane Smiley and Ellen Sussman
5:30-6:30 PM


clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg What’s Love Got to Do With It? Finding Your Way in the New Sex and Romance Landscape
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Food Revolutionaries: New Thinking on Farming, Eating and Dieting
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Jewish Humor & Wisdom
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg In Conversation with Daniel Handler, a.k.a Lemony Snicket and Andrew Sean Greer
clientuploads/General/Icons/bullet_icon.jpg Readings by Stanford Continuing Studies writing students
6:30-8:00 PM Blues, Booze and Schmooze

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Date: Sunday, August 18
Time: 2:00-8:00 PM
Fee: Free
Contact: Rebecca Y. Siegel

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous support:

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Center for Literary Arts at San Jose State University, The Commonwealth Club of California, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University.


Media Sponsors:

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In-kind donors:
The Counter

Oren’s Hummus Shop

Hint The Ultimate Sin Cheesecake Company
Morocco’s Restaurant Sierra Nevada 


Books sold by Books, Inc. official Litquake Palo Alto bookseller

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