The publishing industry may be struggling, but San Francisco's literary scene is thriving. From Litquake to Porchlight to Pop-Up Magazine, writers aren't just taking pen to paper -- they're actually taking to the stage. We examine the Bay Area's literary world and why live performances are all the rage.
Stories on Stage
Beth Lisick, author, poet and co-founder of Porchlight, a monthly amateur storytelling show in San Francisco. Lisick's book "Everybody Into the Pool" was a New York Times bestseller and her latest book is "Helping Me Help Myself."
Douglas McGray, editor-in-chief of Pop-up Magazine - a live "magazine" created for a stage, a screen and a live audience. McGray's writing appears in The New Yorker, This American Life, the New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly and elsewhere.
Robin Ekiss, poet for Litquake - San Francisco's annula literary festival, and Litcrawl SF coordinator