LITQUAKE & BOOKSMITH: GREAT NIGHT IN THE PARK! with Chris Adrian, Andrew Sean Greer, and Daniel Handler
GREAT NIGHT IN THE PARK
A Booksmith / Litquake Event!
Shakespeare in the park, with a modern literary twist! We'll create the atmosphere - twinkling lights, autumn sky, a string quartet, fantastical characters, and a bird's eye view of the city. You just bring a blanket, your sweetie, and something warm and/or alcoholic to sip! Brought to you free of charge by The Booksmith, Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, SF Parks Alliance, and Litquake.
Inspired by the wonders of Chris Adrian’s The Great Night, itself a contemporary take on Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daniel Handler emcees a late afternoon of rousing reading and performance with Andrew Sean Greer and Chris Adrian.
Chris Adrian is the author of The Great Night, Gob’s Grief, The Children’s Hospital, and A Better Angel. Selected by The New Yorker as one of their “20 Under 40,” he lives in San Francisco, where he is a fellow in pediatric hematology-oncology. Acclaimed as a “gifted, courageous writer” (The New York Times), Chris Adrian brings all his extraordinary talents to bear in The Great Night -- a brilliant and mesmerizing retelling of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” set in Buena Vista Park.
Andrew Sean Greer is the author of A Story of Marriage, The Path of Minor Planets, How it Was for Me and the national bestseller The Confessions of Max Tivoli. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review. He has been the recipient of an NEA Fellowship, a California Book Award, and a New York Public Library Young Lions Award. He lives in San Francisco – not far from The Booksmith.
Daniel Handler (emcee) is the author of four books under his own name, including the forthcoming Why We Broke Up, and far too many as Lemony Snicket. He lives closer to the Booksmith than Mr. Greer.
Where: The Buena Vista Park Summit
When: Sunday, October 9, 4:00 -7:00 PM
Please note: This is a party en plein air; layered clothing and warm coats suggested.
A shuttle will be available for those who need help reaching the summit. It will run from the base of the Buena Vista park service road, at Buena Vista East/West & Upper Terrace.
This is not your usual literary event. Signed books will be available for sale at Booksmith but not at the actual event. We look forward to a Great Night!
Brought to you free of charge by The Booksmith, Buena Vista Neighborhood Association, San Francisco Recreation & Park Department, SF Parks Alliance, and Litquake