This past Saturday I had the amazing opportunity to participate in Lit Crawl–the culmination of San Francisco’s largest literary arts festival, Litquake. As described on the Litquake website, Lit Crawl is:
…Lit Crawl is a massive, one-night literary pub crawl throughout the city’s Mission District. Lit Crawl SF brings together 500+ authors and close to 10,000 fans for the world’s largest free pop-up literary event.litquake.org
So obviously, stoked, and nervous af. I was asked to read as a presentation of the San Francisco Writers Workshop, the world’s oldest writers workshop (I guess? That’s our tagline but I’m honestly not sure how you quantify these kind of things) which I joined after first moving to the city.
The presentation went well, being my own worst critic there are a million things I would have liked to have done better, and afterward I was still so sick with nerves all I wanted was to drink a beer with the homies, but I’m so grateful for the opportunity to share my work, and I know with practice I’ll get better. Huge huge s/o to my neighbors, Keyon and Gina, for being true jewels of humans for coming to watch me read and then staying up half into the night drinking with me afterward. And thank you so much to my loves Indya, Talisha and Sopary for being in my corner.
The full recording of the performance is below. I read the piece Two Lifetimes, which you can also read here.
Stay sane out there guys.