invites you to

A Night of Sustainable Literature

Sunday, May 15, 2011
5:00 to 8:00
Hillside Gardens
Mill Valley, CA

Litquake, Amy Tan, Daniel Handler, Lisa Brown, Peter Coyote, Ishmael Reed and Yiyun Li ask you to join us for this unique literary soiree.

An evening of fine food, writers, and literary entertainment to benefit Litquake, the west coast’s largest nonprofit literary festival! Mingle with authors in the gorgeous hills of Mill Valley, where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous spring dinner, as well as regional wines and irresistible desserts. Enjoy a brief program of historical literary readings by famed modern Bay Area authors, served up with Litquake’s trademark irreverence. (Daniel Handler…as Gertrude Stein??) Meet fellow lit-lovers and revel in the fact that you’re supporting Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival.

For more information:

  • Spring cuisine and fine wines
  • Live Music
  • Brief program honoring the Bay Area’s literary history

Ticket Price:$125.00. All ticket purchases are fully tax deductible.
Authors only - use the special discount code "Author" when placing your order
and get 10 percent off the ticket price.
RSVP 415-750-1497

Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, was founded by Bay Area writers in order to put on a week-long literary spectacle for book lovers, complete with cutting-edge panels, unique cross-media events, and hundreds of readings. Since its founding in 1999, the festival has presented more than 2,800 author appearances for an audience of over 67,000 in its lively and inclusive celebration of San Francisco’s thriving contemporary literary scene. Litquake seeks to foster interest in literature, perpetuate a sense of literary community, and provide a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing as a complement to the city’s music, film, and cultural festivals.

Dates: October 7–15, 2011.

Savory Thymes convenes artists, grassroots organizations and activists in order to pollinate ideas, build relationships and alliances, and provide a space to galvanize for a wide variety of social and environmental initiatives. Established in 2005, by Ali Ghiorse, Savory Thymes supports and educates the public about local and sustainable systems within the context of grassroots movements and the arts, through events celebrate the beauty, the tastes, and the textures of the Earth.

Litquake is extremely grateful to Savory Thymes for hosting this benefit evening.

We would also like to thank our invitation committee:

Donna Bero
Phil & Chris Bronstein
Lisa Brown & Daniel Handler
Diana Cohn
Christine Comaford
Peter & Stefanie Coyote
Patricia V. Davis
Summer Dawn Laurie

Yiyun Li
Lucy Mercer
Craig Newmark
Holly Payne
Ishmael Reed
Deborah Santana
Tiffany Shlain & Ken Goldberg
Amy Tan

Starting at 4:45, a shuttle will run every few minutes from the parking lot of the Mill Valley Middle School to Hillside Gardens. Savory Thymes kindly requests that ALL guests take the shuttle. Parking at the event location is prohibited. Shuttle is located at:

Mill Valley Middle School
425 Sycamore Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Please note that this venue is not wheelchair accessible. Please note that this venue is outside and you should dress warmly and comfortably.