Earlier this year, California Humanities launched On the Road to celebrate the Pulitzer Prizes centennial. This series features Pulitzer Prize winners in dialogue with notable thinkers and the community, examining contemporary issues to guide California along the path to a vibrant future.

To further our work and involvement with the Pulitzer centennial, California Humanities is proud to be a part of Litquake this year as co-presenters of Prestigious Prose: Pulitzer Conversations. These two conversations are with four recipients: Jane Smiley (1992, fiction) with Robert Hass (2008, poetry); and Richard Rhodes (1986, nonfiction) with T.J. Stiles (2010, biography; 2016, history). Topics certain to be covered include: what is the intersection between fiction and poetry? How much research is enough, and is there ever too much? And how did winning the highest literary prize in the U.S. change their lives?

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

American Bookbinder Museum
355 Clementina Street, San Francisco

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Get your tickets here.

Whether it’s poets reciting in a cathedral, authors discussing science versus religion in a library, or novelists reading in a beekeeping supply store, the goal remains the same: whet a broad range of literary appetites, present the literary fare in a variety of traditional and unlikely venues, and make it vivid, real, and entertaining. Now grown to the largest independent literary festival on the West Coast, Litquake continues its mission as a nine-day literary spectacle for booklovers, complete with cutting-edge panel discussions, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings.

Find out more about the full range of activities at Litquake here.