Lit Crawl NYC!

reading roulette may 7Are You Game? 

We challenge you to a game of Reading RouletteLit Crawl’s spring benefit, in which participants compete by reading randomly chosen literary passages in randomly chose voices will be hilarious and maybe even a little humiliating. 

Wednesday, May 7, 7 PM @ The Bell House in Brooklyn

Get more details and buy tickets here!



Get Ready for Lit Crawl Brooklyn!

Save the date Crawlers! Lit Crawl Brooklyn will ride again on Saturday, May 17, 2014. We can’t wait, can you?

Schedule coming soon! 



GET LIT with Us!

Lit Crawl NYC has partnered with CLMP to bring Crawlers a little Hair of the Dog(ear) in between Lit Crawls. Introducing GET LIT, a monthly series of literary events. It’s not exactly a reading series, because we’ve never been exactly that. But it will bring smart, spirited and sexy book-related events to you each month when there is not a Crawl. Expect Literary Taboo, live translation, Boggle tournaments, and other edgy events curated by literary magazines, publishers, and organizations for book lovers just like you. Every month will bring something new, at a different venue around New York. Check out our events page to see what’s coming up!

Have an event idea? Want to host with us? Contact us to get involved!


_MG_2791 Get Involved

Want to be part of the Lit Crawl community? Here’s how!

Curate! If you’re a lit mag, publisher, reading series (or other cool group) wanting to participate in Lit Crawl BK or Lit Crawl NYC, we want to hear from you! Email for more information or submit a form to Curate a Venue!

Sponsor! Writers, did you know that you can support Lit Crawl and promote your book at the same time? Your $30 author sponsor donation will promote Lit Crawl NYC’s fantastic programming—and we’ll promote your book cover on our website. 

Volunteer! Lit Crawl NYC is also always looking for volunteers to assist with Lit Crawl NYC. Get in touch with our volunteer coordinator by clicking here.

To anyone and everyone who would rather jam to Virginia Woolf than a woofer. Who still fancies Hemingway the all-time bar-brawl champ or has, at some point, uttered the word “transcendental” in a social setting. To anyone who has ever snuck a flask into the library. This is your night.

-The Village Voice

The Lit Crawl is a madcap concept created by San Francisco’s literary festival, Litquake,  back in 2006.  It’s a bar crawl, with literature!  The inaugural Lit  Crawl NYC took place in September 2008 and was wildly popular, spurring  its lit-loving, NY-loving crawlers to make it an annual event, growing, in true Lit Crawl tradition, with every year.