Local literary darlings turn vulgar this Sunday when Litquake, San Francisco's annual literary festival, hosts its final fundraiser: Dirty Words: Litquake’s Tribute to Smut.

And the lineup is most spectacular. See, they've got Daniel Handler (as himself rather than alter ego Lemony Snicket, reading from Watch Your Mouth, a dirty little comic novel), Ellen Sussman (editor of Dirty Words: A Literary Encyclopedia of Sex), Michelle Richmond (author of No One You Know), Kim Addonizio (My Dreams Out in the Street), Helena Echlin (charmer of snakes and author of Gone), and Stephen Elliot (author of My Girlfriend Comes to the City and Beats Me Up and editor of Sex for America) taking the stage to read some of their choice, sex-drenched work.

What's more, local literary star Kirk Read (author of How I Learned to Snap) will emcee the night's festivities, and cum-worthy burlesque dance review Twilight Vixen Review will put on a nipple-hardening fashion show featuring outfits by Stormy Leather.

While most will have to throw down $25 to get in (which we should remind you also gets you two drinks and refreshments), one lucky SFist readers will receive a pair of tickets for the erotically-charged evening. Just email editor[at]sfist[dot]com with "Gimmie Tickets to Litquake’s Tribute to Smut" in the subject line, and we'll announce the winner on Friday morning. (Contest ends at midnight tomorrow night, Thursday, July 31.)

What: Dirty Words: Litquake’s Tribute to Smut
When: Sunday, August 3 -- doors open at 7 p.m.; readings and show begin at 8 p.m.
Where: CELLspace (2050 Bryant), San Francisco
Tickets: $25 admission includes two drinks and light refreshments; in addition, alcohol will be available for purchase during the evening. Tickets available online here. Tickets also available at the door. 21 and over.