Schedule

PHASE ZERO
7:00–7:45 p.m.
Grab Lit Crawl maps and a beer at Brew & Brew and plan your Crawl route. Stick around for our kickoff event, Fun Party.

Fun Party
Brew & Brew
500 San Marcos St.
Fun Party is an Austin-based reading series where literature, art, and film connect. We focus on writers associated with small press publishing, creating an Austin home for independent authors and artists. With Dan Boehl, Nick Flynn, Rebecca Gayle Howell, CJ Martin, and Cindy St. John.

 

PHASE ONE
8:00–8:45 p.m.

Atavist Presents Nerd Jeopardy
Cheer Up Charlie’s
1104 E 6th St.
Modeled after the popular game show, with a big blue board, Daily Doubles, and answers in the form of a question. Unlike the game show, all of our questions concern literature and pop culture. Compete against Zealot author Reza Aslan while Popular Classics author Kevin Smokler emcees.

 

Story Department: Tricks or Treats
Clayworks Studio/Gallery
1209 E 6th St.
The Story Department is a monthly night of storytelling benefitting Austin Bat Cave, a writing and tutoring center for kids. Each month, storytellers are invited to tell a personal story—without notes, without a script—based on a real life event and on our monthly theme. With Mark Binelli, David Schickler, Domenica Ruta, and Claire Vaye Watkins.

 

Sexist Bingo
The Volstead
1500 E 6th St.
Join VIDA and Tin House for Sexist Bingo. Name the authors of wildly offensive sexist quotes, from Mailer to Franzen, to win prizes—beer koozies, T-shirts, magazines, books, and sexist shots. With Amy Brill, Leigh Newman, Elissa Schappell, and Rob Spillman.

 

Ghosts in the Graveyard
Texas State Cemetery
909 Navasota St. (enter at east gate, located on Comal St. between 7th and 11th)
Bestselling Midsummer Night’s Scream author R.L. Stine joins up with Good Night Zombie (Scary Tales) author James Preller for a Lit Crawl event that will give you goosebumps. Creep over to the cemetery, and bring a flashlight!

 

Getting Personal with A Public Space & PEN American Center
The White Horse
500 Comal St.
Bring your questions about life, love, and career—these authors have the answers! Cathy Chung, Alex Gilvarry, Fiona Maazel, and Teddy Wayne will field audience questions and respond by reading random, timed excerpts from their novels. Expect some surprising connections and revelations.

 

PHASE TWO
9:00–9:45 p.m.

Drunk (Literary) History
Cheer Up Charlie’s
1104 E 6th St.
Derek Waters, the creator of Drunk History for Comedy Central, reenacts the plots of literary classics, as told to him by drunken lovers of literature.

 

Literary Taboo: Electric Literature vs. The Rumpus
Clayworks Studio/Gallery
1209 E 6th St.
Can you describe The Great Gatsby without saying: F. Scott Fitzgerald, West Egg, Dr. Eckleburg, Green Light, or Daisy? If you think you can, you’re up! Electric Literature and The Rumpus host a night of unspeakable fun. With Halimah Marcus, Co-Editor of Electric Literature, and Stephen Elliott, Editor-in-Chief, The Rumpus.

 

The Neal Pollack Invasion
The Volstead
1500 E 6th St.
Formed to promote Neal Pollack’s rock-critic satirical novel, Never Mind the Pollacks, in 2003, The Neal Pollack Invasion continues to appear in public whether people want them to or not. Their first album was rereleased by Austin’s Chicken Ranch Records in March.

 

Amelia Gray and Her Friends Read to You In a Cemetery
Texas State Cemetery
909 Navasota St. (enter at east gate, located on Comal St. between 7th and 11th)
Join Amelia Gray and fiction greats in the beautiful historical Texas State Cemetery. Short fiction under 5 minutes featuring Owen Egerton, Lindsay Hunter, Stephen Graham Jones, and Carson Mell. Meet your neighbors! Some of them are underground.

 

The Lying Game: Literary Mafia
The White Horse
500 Comal St.
Mafia, a party game in which a group of “villagers” try to root out the Mafia members in their midst, is taken to another level by a group of professional liars, aka writers. With Karen Joy Fowler, Daniel Handler, Jonathan Lethem, Matthew Specktor, and more! By Unstuck.

 

DON’T MISS

The Foxhole: A Foxing Quarterly Pop-Up Shop
DiverseArts Culture Works
1601 E 5th St.
Note: This pop-up will be open Phases One and Two.
Foxing’s first-ever mobile newsstand, the Foxhole will carry mini comics and zines from micro publishers and artists including: Michel Fiffe’s Copra Press, Family Style, Floating World, Hic & Hoc Publications, Retrofit Comics, Study Group Comics, Ian Andersen, Pat Aulisio, Lauren Barnett, Sabrina Elliott, Neil Fitzpatrick, Emi Gennis, Lizz Hickey, Dina Kelberman, Bernie McGovern, Melissa Mendes, Philippa Rice, Daryl Seitchik, and many more.

 

A Genteel Tipple Through Gin in Literature, Presented by Hendrick’s Gin
Whisler’s
814 E 6th St.
Note: This event runs 8:30–9:30.
Gin has fueled many legendary writers, unforgettable characters, and gripping plots. On October 26, a Hendrick’s Brand Ambassador will take intrigued readers on a fascinating journey of fabulous writers’ imbibing exploits at Austin’s Lit Crawl 2013. With its distinctive blend of botanicals, signature infusion of cucumber and rose petals and pioneering distillation technique, Hendrick’s Gin has captivated the attention of bartenders and bon vivants across the nation, thanks to a number of curious and unusual twists.

 

 

AFTER PARTY

Public School
1021 E 7th St.
From 10 p.m. til midnight
Join us for drinks and discussion after the Crawl. Open to the public, but space is limited. Sponsored by A Strange Object.

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