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Avista to Sponsor Litquake Literary Festival in San Francisco

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San Francisco, CA – This year, Litquake, San Francisco’s highly anticipated literary festival, will buzz with crisp sounds thanks to Avista Audio Visual Rentals, the California-based audio visual rental and production company. Avista is a ‘final draft’ sponsor for Litquake, taking place between October 6-14 throughout San Francisco.

Now in its 18th year, Litquake culminates on October 14th, with Lit Crawl, which attracts over 10,000 literary fans, artists and word nerds each year, and on the menu this year is a mind-boggling array of over 100 events that are spread over 40 venues in the Mission within a 4-hour window Saturday night. Avista Audio Visual Rentals will set up its latest sound systems at all Litcrawl venues, which include bars, pubs, restaurants, bookstores and other venues. The company is passionate about supporting community based events, and carries the right experience to deploy wide ranging installations at any time.

“We are very happy to be supporting LItquake this year, as we love to be involved in community-based events that help make San Francisco such a unique place to live. With San Francisco being the home of many notable authors from Michael Chabon to Dave Eggers to Daniel Handler, as well as a huge number of avid book-lovers, we have an amazing literary tradition. And there is no better celebration of the written word than Litquake and its signature Saturday night event, Lit Crawl,” said Doug Watson, President, Avista Audio Visual Rentals.

“We are pleased to have Avista Audio Visual Rentals supporting Litquake. There are few AV providers out there that have the logistical expertise, gear and staff to install sound systems in 40 venues, all within a couple hour window required by the event. We have total trust in Avista pulling off this herculean effort, and we couldn’t have asked for a better team to support us,” said Jack Boulware, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Litquake.

With audio and video equipment in place, Litquake attendees and visitors will partake in a rare literary spectacle that encompasses books, panel discussions, cross-media events and live readings. To ensure that visitors take in an uninterrupted stream of sensory delight, Avista Audio Visual Rentals has put in its professional equipment and team on the task.


Founded in 2005, Avista Audio Visual Rentals is a premier California-based audio visual provider. With offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Pleasant Hill and Los Angeles, Avista offers a wide range of services, including full-service corporate and non-profit AV production, and rentals of audio and video equipment for corporate, nonprofit and personal events. From small to large events, to specialty services such as webcasting and outdoor movie rentals, Avista Audio Visual Rentals has a solution for every requirement in the audio-visual rental and production field.

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