Litquake’s ‘Eat, Drink and Be Literary,’ a day focused on food writing and food tasting, which launched last year, is back in 2016 on Sunday Oct. 9. Photo: Litquake

Litquake, the Bay Area’s annual nine-day-long literary festival that draws more than 800 writers, is bringing back its food and food writing fest, ‘Eat Drink and Be Literary,’ to San Francisco on Sunday Oct. 9.

The day will feature numerous discussions on the Bay Area food scene among local authors, chefs and food purveyors, as well as the opportunity to taste delicious food and participate in workshops. On the agenda: the latest developments in food culture, sustainability, culinary trends, and the fundamental relationship between people and food. Attendees can interact with chefs, food media, culinary organizations, TV hosts, gluten-free experts, sea foragers, artisanal craft distillers and a seven-time champion at the Grilled Cheese Invitational.

East Bay representation includes Berkeleyside co-founder Frances Dinkelspiel, who will be signing her book, Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California (sign up for a Good Reads giveaway of the paperback here); Novella Carpenter and Sarah Henry, both of whom will be on a panel, ‘Beyond Sustainability: Connecting with the Food We Eat More Deeply,’ moderated by Anne Schukat (The Economist), that includes Anya Fernald and Michelle McKenzie; and Dayna Macy, who is on a panel called ‘Culinary Memoirs: Why We Write about Food,’ moderated by Margo True (Sunset Magazine), with Georgeanne Brennan, Jessica Fector and Alex Prud’homme. See the full program


An exhibition hall features food and beverage tastings from the Bay Area’s most innovative producers, including Save Me San Francisco Wine Company, Broadside Wines, Sudwerk Brewing Co. and much more. Book sales and signings will be ongoing.

Nosh is a media sponsor of Eat, Drink and Be Literary and will have a booth at the event. Stop by to say hello!

‘Eat, Drink, and Be Literary’ is on Sunday Oct. 9, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at The Chapel at 777 Valencia St., San Francisco. For details and to buy tickets, visit Litquake online and check out the Facebook page.

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