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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Litquake, Day 3: The Best American Nonrequired Reading and Barely Published Authors

Posted By on Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 8:00 AM

This is part of our daily guide to the 15th annual Litquake festival, which you can read more about here. What follows is a guide to day three, Sunday, Oct.12:

We asked Daniel Handler what to expect at the launch for this year's edition of The Best American Nonrequired Reading, which brings the endlessly inventive author and alter ego of Lemony Snicket — or is it the other way around? — together with Pulitzer Prize-winner Adam Johnson and director of San José State University's Center for Literary Arts Andrew Foster Altschul (Deus Ex Machina and Lady Lazarus), but all Handler would divulge is "free snacks" (Z Space, 450 Florida St., 3 p.m., Free).

Today's other unmissable reading is Barely Published. We tried not to pick this one, because we pick it every year. But Sarah Griff, Peter Bullen, Caitlin Myer, and Sonya Renee Taylor are mind-blowing (see for yourself by clicking on their names there).

We're not as familiar the work of Nancy Davis Kho, Lee Daniel Kravetz, Patrick Letellier, or Carron Oswald, but a) that's sort of the point and b) we trust the curator, Matthew DeCoster (The Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St., 7 p.m., $5).

You also can't go wrong with any of the following:

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