Havarie. Dir. Philip Scheffner. Real Fiction Filmverleih, 2016.

The European Refugee Crisis: Havarie and the Art of Slow Cinema
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema (2550 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110) 6:00PM-8:45PM, October 13, 2017

$15 adv./door

Moderator: Nilgun Bayraktar
Participants: Merle Kröger, Philip Scheffner

Goethe-Institut San Francisco presents a reading with Merle Kröger (Radio Bremen Crime Novel Award 2015 / German Crime Novel Award 2016) and a film screening with Philip Scheffner in collaboration with the Litquake Festival and the Center for the Art of Translation.

Inspired by a short cellphone video of a raft of refugees, shot by a tourist from the deck of a cruise ship, Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner created both a feature film and a novel, Havarie (Collision). Scheffner’s film loops the original clip into a haunting 90-minute “slow cinema” hallucination and meditation on the nature of refugees, while Kröger’s book unspools a crime story from the same collection of characters. Kröger reads from her book, followed by a screening of Havarie, and then an onstage discussion with both Kröger and Scheffner. Moderated by CCA film professor Nilgun Bayraktar. (LitQuake 2017)

Litquake 2015!

Two of CCSF’s Creative Writing faculty, Xochiquetzal Candelaria and Jen Sullivan Brych, will be reading at Litquake events this week!

Xochiquetzal Candelaria

Look Again, Faces on the Wall; Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts

When: Oct. 16 @ 7:00PM

Where: Mission Cultural Center; 2868 Mission St.

Description: Artists widen the scope of time capturing and releasing a moment. Hear this group talk about creating art that persists and emboldens in this era of displacement. Includes screening of Anatomy of a Mural, Rick Goldsmith’s 15-minute film about the creation of the Mission Cultural Center’s mural. Donations accepted at the door.

Jen Sullivan Brych

Anthology SF

When: Oct. 17th @ 8:30PM

Where: Adobe Books; 3130 24th St.

Description: anthology presents a collection of inspiring, compelling, humorous, and beautifully crafted poetry and fiction for those hungry for striking language and captivating voices.

Get Lit – Get Lucky

Hi there, fellow writers!  

Did you know that Litquake, San Francisco’s annual literary festival, is hosting their first-ever literary singles night?  What’s that you say?  You haven’t?  Well, let us tell you about it.

It will be a night of writerly bliss, featuring a lineup of guests that includes Alia Volz, the former host/producer of Literary Death Match.  It’s a chance to have a night out with fellow writers and literary nerds.  Bring a friend (for a $5 discount) or meet some there for a night of fun icebreakers, cocktails, and conversation.

Litquake is hosting it’s very own version of the ‘Literary’ Dating Game, during which you can watch or even join contestants to compete for a date with one of six sexy authors. They guarantee you won’t be leave empty handed, whether you go home with a fun prize, a date, a new friend, or even a fun story to tell.

Come September 20th to the Verdi Club (2424 Mariposa Street) at 7:00 pm for a night of lively entertainment!

For more information on becoming a ‘Literary Dating Game’ contestant and to see who else is going to Lit Singles Night check out their page at