Craft & the Creative Life: Debut Fiction on the Cutting Edge

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Craft & the Creative Life: Debut Fiction on the Cutting Edge

Kate Folk, Jonathan Howland, and Naomi Krupitsky reveal the path they took to secure their first major publication.

By Litquake, San Francisco's Literary Festival

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Starts on Saturday, June 10 · 3pm PDT


The American Bookbinders Museum 355 Clementina Street San Francisco, CA 94103

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About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Three first-time authors reveal the path they took to publication. For some authors, the path is straightforward. For others, it’s a long, meandering trip. Bring your questions! Featuring Kate Folk, Jonathan Howland, and Naomi Krupitsky. Moderated by Elise Proulx.

Ticket includes 1 complimentary drink at the Craft & Creative Life Happy Hour

Saturday, June 10, 5-7:30pm

Executive Order, 868 Mission Street


Kate Folk is the author of Out There (Random House 2022), a finalist for the California Book Award in First Fiction. Her writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Granta, One Story, McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, and Zyzzyva, among others. A recent Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, she's also received support from the Headlands Center for the Arts, MacDowell, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in San Francisco and is writing a novel, as well as developing a television show based on the title story from her collection.

Jonathan Howland lives in San Francisco. After 36 years teaching English, he now alternates between climbing trips in western states and writing, gardening, and playing with two grandchildren at home. Native Air is his first published novel. He’s completing a collection of short stories, As We Forgive Those Who Trespass Against Us, and working on another novel very unlike Native Air.

Naomi Krupitsky is a California native and the author of The Family, which was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in San Francisco.

Elise Proulx (moderator) has been a member of Litquake's Executive Committee since 2002. She's a former literary agent and journalist, and is working on a novel.

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Litquake’s diverse live programs are created with the aim of inspiring critical engagement with the key issues of the day, bringing people together around the common humanity encapsulated in literature, and perpetuating a sense of literary community, as well as a vibrant forum for Bay Area writing. We believe in literature as a public good, so we work to produce events that are accessible to all.

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