I've been stressing out way too much recently - almost enough to forget that I actually love my life and everything that keeps me busy in it. So tonight, some of my hard work will pay off, and I'll get to remember to have some fun.
Tonight is Lit Crawl, the final night of Litquake, so in a matter of hours San Francisco's Mission District will be filled with those who love words. We'll gather in bars, bookstores, laundromats and alleys, share stories and poems and laughter, and yes, dammit, we're going to have some fun.
Here's where you can find a full map and schedule for Lit Crawl (you'll need one!).
Street art in the Mission
Photos by Maisha Z. Johnson
There will be a variety of readings to choose from, and on my personal journey through the Crawl, I'll be looking for readings that push beyond that damn d-word to embrace a true diversity of voices.
Where else can you find an integration of unique voices? This is just a sampling.
For Phase 2, at 7:15 pm, check out Cipactli: Raza Studies Journal of Art and Literature or Sunday Stories presents…Brown People Don’t Read? Phase 3, at 8:30 pm, includes Lamda Literary Foundation Presents and The World Cries Out for Revolution. Check out this video on Laura Goode's "Sister Mischief," an interracial, gay hip-hop story. Laura Goode will be reading during Phase 3's The Rumpus Presents.
And there are many more events to choose from! Will you be at LitCrawl? How will you choose? Maybe our paths will cross.