Lit Crawl Boston

October 13th

For generations, Boston has been known as the “Athens of America.” We’ve given the world Emerson, Thoreau, Malcolm X, Sylvia Plath and “Make Way for Ducklings.”

On Thursday, October 13th, on the eve of the Boston Book Festival, come celebrate the city’s literary past, present and future at the inaugural Lit Crawl Boston, a night of irreverent literary programming in Boston’s Back Bay. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., intrepid readers will choose from a variety of unique literary events including games, performances, provocations and other oddities, all in surprising venues ranging from cafes and art galleries to barbershops and shoe stores.

This moveable feast in one of the most walkable cities on the planet is FREE, and most of the events will offer free beer and wine.

In collaboration with the Boston Book Festival, the Boston Literary District and the Litquake Foundation, Lit Crawl Boston will convene some of Boston’s most creative thinkers to raise a glass or two to the magic of the written and spoken word. The event will feature appearances by many of Boston’s rock-star writers and offbeat tributes to literary idols such as David Foster Wallace, James Joyce and Jane Austen.

Program hosts are set to include a who’s who of Boston’s literary community, including PEN New England, GrubStreet, AGNI, MASSLeap, 826 Boston and Ploughshares. At Lit Crawl Boston, we’ll serve up authors you can’t wait to read and social and literary interactions you won’t soon forget.

Come thirsty. We’ll feed your mind.


Schedule of Events




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