PEN launches the return of Lit Crawl NYC with a carnival-esque cabaret of bookish delights. One venue, multiple events, featuring Literary Pictionary, Trivia Bingo, Nerd Jeopardy. The night will also include Tarot readings, face painting, a mobile photo booth party, and live music from the Farrar, Strauss & Giroux band, The Savage Detectives. Hosted by Buzzfeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald and author and Mira Jacob.
Lit Crawl NYC
Oct. 21, 7-10pm
Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby St., NYC
2015 Lit Crawl Literary Curators
2015 Lit Crawl Participating Venues
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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. Since 2015, Lit Crawl NYC has been a project of Litquake and the PEN American Center, a global community of more than 4,000 writers, translators, and literary professionals dedicated to protecting free expression and promoting literary culture.