LITQUAKE SAN FRANCISCO– I attended the Litquake festival in October, offering a broad cross section of literary themed presentations. Featuring author discussions, spoken word, workshops, readings and contests; concluding with Lit Crawl. The Crawl Map features a night full of events on and around Valencia Street. The neighborhood is uniquely San Francisco … a thriving crucible for independent bookstores, art galleries, coffee houses, salons, retail, restaurants and clubs. Later this month I will post specifics on two author panels that I attended: The Art of Short Fiction and The Art of the Novel.