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Thursday, October 5
 

10:00am PDT

Kidquake: Early Elementary School Program
For kids from kindergarten to 2nd grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Ana Aranda, Lashon Daley, Jose Lucio, Florencia Milito, Innosanta Nagara, Nastasha Yim. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Participants
avatar for Ana Aranda

Ana Aranda

Ana Aranda, born and raised in Mexico City, currently lives in San Francisco. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums in the U.S., France, Mexico, and Italy. In SF, she has painted murals in the Mission District, for the Consulate General of Mexico, and for the prestigious... Read More →
avatar for Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley

Lashon Daley is a PhD scholar in performance studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Her children’s book, Mr. Okra Sells Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, was released in February 2016. Lashon is also the creator of Stories&Slams, a podcast that focuses on everyday stories... Read More →
avatar for Jose Lucio

Jose Lucio

Jose Lucio is an author and illustrator from Savannah, GA. His first book, Heave Ho!, was awarded Best New Local Book in 2015 and Best Local Author in 2016 from the Readers of Connect Savannah. This fall he will be touring with writer, Daniel Wentzel, and their new book Free Rain... Read More →
avatar for Florencia Milito

Florencia Milito

Florencia Milito is an Argentine-born poet/translator who writes about exile and displacement; her work has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Indiana Review, Catamaran, Entremares, and Diálogo. She is a Hedgebrook alum, CPITS poet-teacher, and mother of two.
avatar for Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara is a writer and illustrator of books for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that those who care about social justice believe in and fight for... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Yim

Natasha Yim

Natasha Yim is a children’s author and freelance writer. She has published five picture books and written for Highlights for Children, Appleseeds, Faces, and Muse magazines. Natasha grew up in Malaysia, Singapore, and Hong Kong and loves to write about people and cultures from around... Read More →



Thursday October 5, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Friday, October 6
 

10:00am PDT

Kidquake: Upper Elementary Program
For kids in 3rd through 5th grade. Book sales and signing to follow. With Laura Atkins, Marya Brennan, Arree Chung, Mike Jung, Gwen Minor, Susan Terence. Free for school groups, teachers must enroll in advance at litquake.org/kidquake.

Participants
avatar for Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins

Laura Atkins is an author and editor with over twenty years in the children’s book world. Author of Sled Dog Dachshund and co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, Laura and co-author Stan Yogi have spoken to over 4,000 Bay Area young people about activism. She lives in Berkeley... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Bramucci

Stephen Bramucci

Stephen Bramucci is an award-winning travel writer and adventurer. He's rowed down the Mekong Delta, crossed the Australian outback in a car powered by French fry oil, and explored ancient pirate islands in Madagascar. A lifelong animal lover, Steve’s encounters with endangered... Read More →
avatar for Marya Brennan

Marya Brennan

As National Novel Writing Month’s Young Writers Program Director, Marya spends her time helping young writers around the world experience the transformational power of creativity (and write some pretty fantastic novels in the process). She’s a former middle school English teacher... Read More →
avatar for Arree Chung

Arree Chung

Arree Chung is the author and illustrator of Ninja! and Ninja Attack of the Clan! and the illustrator of The Danger Gang. When he's not working on ideas for stories or businesses you can find him playing basketball or riding his bike around the San Francisco Bay area. Visit Arree... Read More →
avatar for Mike Jung

Mike Jung

Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, Unidentified Suburban Object, and the forthcoming The Boys in the Back Row, all published by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic. He's also contributed essays to the anthologies Dear Teen Me, Break These Rules, 59 Reasons... Read More →
avatar for Gwen Minor

Gwen Minor

Gwen Minor (Read Aloud Plays: The Iliad, The Odyssey, and The Aeneid, Scholastic), has been profiled on NPR and her podcasts have a world-wide following. A teacher and writer specializing in Shakespeare and ancient epic, she's also been a literary events coordinator, a freelance columnist... Read More →
avatar for Susan Terence

Susan Terence

Susan Terence, a California Poet in the Schools (CPITS) poetry teacher, performer, and artist for over 26 years, received her MFA in fiction from San Francisco State University and has been published widely and won many awards for her writing.



Friday October 6, 2017 10:00am - 12:15pm PDT
Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Saturday, October 7
 

12:30pm PDT

Teenquake: Young Writers Picnic in San Rafael
Co-presented by Friends of the San Rafael Public Library

Young writers from two local academic advancement programs, Next Generation Scholars and the 10,000 Degrees program, present new work at this bring-your-own picnic lunch, under the spreading tree on the library lawn. FREE




Saturday October 7, 2017 12:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
San Rafael Public Library 1100 E St. at 5th Ave., San Rafael, CA
 
Tuesday, October 10
 

6:00pm PDT

Barely Published: Teen Edition
Co-presented by NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

Litquake’s long-running annual series presents readings by the best up-and-coming youth writing in the Bay Area. Brief open mic for writers 13-18 will close the program. FREE


Tuesday October 10, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Mix Teen Center, SFPL Main 100 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA 94102
 
Wednesday, October 11
 

7:00pm PDT

The Revolution Starts At Home: Social Activism for the Next Generation

If the revolution starts at home, it starts with storytelling. In this challenging political climate, how do writers, editors and illustrators strive to create narratives of inclusion, activism and community? This panel discussion for grownups integrates raising children and building community with art and children’s literature. Kids are welcome! Hosted by Made-in-Oakland’s Chapter 510 & Dept. of Make Believe. FREE



Moderators
avatar for Tomas Moniz

Tomas Moniz

TOMAS MONIZ is the founder, editor, and writer for the award winning Rad Dad which produced two literary anthologies: Rad Dad and Rad Families: A Celebration. His novella Bellies and Buffalos is a tender, chaotic road trip about friendship, family and Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. He’s... Read More →

Participants
avatar for Thi Bui

Thi Bui

Thi Bui is a writer, artist, and former public school teacher. She came to the U.S. as a refugee in the aftermath of the Vietnam War, and continues to advocate for refugees and immigrants today. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017) started as... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Michelle Cruz Gonzales

Michelle Cruz Gonzales, a Xicana writer,  writes memoir and fiction. Born in East LA in 1969, MCG grew up in Tuolumne, a tiny California Gold Rush town. She played drums and wrote lyrics for three bands during the 1980s and 1990s, Bitch Fight, Spitboy, and Instant Girl. Spitboy... Read More →
avatar for Robert Liu-Trujillo

Robert Liu-Trujillo

My name is Robert Liu-Trujillo. I am the author and illustrator of “Furqan’s First Flat Top”. I was born in Oakland, California and raised all across the Bay Area. I’m a visual artist, father, and a husband who employs the use of illustration, public art, and storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara

Innosanto Nagara is a writer and illustrator of books for families who want their kids to grow up in a space that is unapologetic about activism, environmental justice, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, and everything else that those who care about social justice believe in and fight for... Read More →
avatar for Miriam Klein Stahl

Miriam Klein Stahl

Miriam Klein Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator and activist and the New York Times-bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A-Z and Rad Women Worldwide. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, paper-cut and public art, she is also the co-founder of the... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Dept. of Make Believe and Chapter 510 2301 Telegraph Ave Oakland, CA 94612

7:00pm PDT

Litquake in the Bookstore: Maggie Stiefvater
Not Your Mother's Book Club™ is elated to present #1 New York Times bestselling author and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year winner Maggie Stiefvater in celebration of her gripping new fantasy, All the Crooked Saints, the extraordinary story of an extraordinary family, and a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. FREE

Participants
avatar for Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater

Maggie Stiefvater is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novels Shiver, Linger, Forever, and Sinner. Her novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. The first book in The Raven Cycle, The Raven Boys, was a Publishers... Read More →



Wednesday October 11, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Books Inc., Opera Plaza 601 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94107
 
Saturday, October 14
 

3:00pm PDT

Kidquake: Gene Luen Yang—Reading Without Walls

You may know Gene Yang for his award-winning graphic novels, but in January 2016, the Library of Congress, Children’s Book Council, and Every Child A Reader appointed Gene the fifth National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Today, he invites you to take the Reading Without Walls Challenge! Inspired by his official platform, the challenge encourages every kid—every reader, really—to explore the world through books of diverse voices, genres, and formats. Book sales and signing to follow. FREE

 


Participants
avatar for Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang

Gene Luen Yang is the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature. He has written and drawn many graphic novels, including American Born Chinese, which was a National Book Award finalist, as well as the winner of the Printz Award and an Eisner Award. His graphic novel set Boxers... Read More →



Saturday October 14, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina St, San Francisco, CA 94107
 


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