PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy

July 19, 2012, 8:00 PM

Public Works
161 Erie Street


Public Works, 161 Erie St.
(off Mission St. between Duboce & 14th St.)
San Francisco, CA

Join us as we take you back to America’s Prohibition era with PASSWORD: Litquake’s Literary Speakeasy, featuring Prohibition-era cocktails, jazz, readings, and lots of feathers. Step up to our own Algonquin Round Table and hear excerpts of prominent historic authors from your favorite Bay Area writers, including Robin Ekiss (Tallulah Bankhead), Isaac Fitzgerald (Robert Benchley), Josh Mohr (Sinclair Lewis), Eddie Muller (Dashiell Hammett)K.M. Sohnlein (Bruce Nugent), and Sarah Fran Wisby (Dorothy Parker).

Dust off your best ostrich feathers and revel in decadence with crispy ales and flapper-friendly cocktails, jazzy stylings from pianist J. Raoul Brody and chanteuse Laurie Amat, a Thin Man movie marathon, caricaturist Laura Gilmore on demand, the finest headwear from Goorin Bros., and much more! Hosted by the inimitable Alia Volz, channeling silent-screen siren Louise Brooks. No-host bar blatantly serving the finest hooch in town!

All proceeds to benefit Litquake 2012 programming.