San Francisco has this annual bonanza of bookishness called LitQuake. It’s a 9 day series of readings and signings and workshops and literary shenanigans jam packed into a week.
Because I have the stamina of a couch oriented granny, I can usually only make it to one or two things, even though there’s something fantistic every evening and all throughout the weekend times.
Last year, we made it to only one, an outdoor Midsummer Night’s Dream-themed reading of The Great Night.
The novel sounded interesting, but I never read it.
They played an accordian and a ukelele and sang a song, full of double entendres, about the fairies in Buena Vista park.
I am delighted and smitten. A year passes and I get distracted by other sundries.
What to my wondering eyes should appear?
They were teaming up at LitQuake again this year!
Inside, this time, they sat in a little living room vignette and asked one another questions drawn from a fishbowl.
Somehow, I failed to achieve this goal later when I was getting some books signed, but I am confident that my adoration and charm will eventually win them (or at least one of them) over.
This other guy did a lovely job of telling about the evening and got some great pictures, so if you’d like to get a better idea, read his blog. But better if you can see either of these guys in person to experience the crushing for yourself.
And or! Read their books!