LitWave was the inspiration of Pacifica Librarian Gail Benjamin.
“I always listen to NPR when I am driving around town and one morning last fall, Michael Krasny was extolling the virtues of the San Francisco Litquake, now in its 15th year. He was describing the Litcrawl (part of Litquake) as the world’s most wild, wanton literary night. I thought-I want one of those in Pacifica. We have the talent, the authors, the poets, etc. Also it seemed that our yearly Turn Off the TV week had petered out and we had always had such fun with that. I pitched the idea to my supervisors at the library and they loved the concept and Litwave was born.
We have big ideas but we decided that for the first year we should start small and build slowly. Anyone who wants to join us is welcome. We would like to build it into a weeklong celebration of all things literary. We welcome all ages, schools, community groups, local poets, authors, and writers-anyone who loves the written word.
This was my original statement about Lit Wave. Now in its 3rd year we are building a wonderful community event poem by poem, volunteer by volunteer, student by student.”