Former Faculty Member Aaron Shurin Has Read at Litquake Festival

Monday, October 07, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- For Jane, the revelation came during a quieter moment at a barbershop in the Castro, where San Francisco State Professor Aaron Shurin was reading an essay about poetry and gay identity from King of Shadows. “All these big, burly men were absolutely transfixed,” she said. “I thought, ‘This is why we do this.’”

Jack and Jane are Jack Boulware and Jane Ganahl, the founders and guiding lights of Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, which turns 20 this fall.