Matthew Félix on Air

33 Litquake's Jane Ganahl: Books, writers, and celebrating all things literary

"Matthew Félix on Air" video podcast episode, with Litquake co-founder Jane Ganahl.

The show is on hiatus for the summer, so I’m digging into the archives for some great episodes from the recent past.

This episode, which aired in July of last year, is the first of two episodes I did with Litquake co-founders Jane Ganahl and Jack Boulware; this being the one with Jane.

Litquake is a literary festival based in San Francisco. In 2017 Litquake featured 850 authors, had 14,300 attendees, and held 180 events, 86% of which were free. And that’s not even including the many Litquake spinoff events held in cities throughout the United States and abroad.

I specifically dug this episode out of the archives now because Litquake is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year, and while the main festival doesn’t happen until October, festivities are already underway.

For those of you local to the San Francisco Bay Area, on Thurs, July 18 Litquake will be hosting a benefit in celebration not only of Litquake’s 20th anniversary but the movie The Godfather’s 50th anniversary as well. Tickets for that event are available at

In this episode, I talk with co-founder Jane Ganahl about the organization’s origins, its incredibly successful namesake festival, its year-round initiatives, and much more.

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