Lit Crawl NYC!


NYC-sq_withlogoThe Lit Crawl Cometh

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


Click here for a list of events!


2015 Lit Crawl Literary Curators


Armchair / Shotgun

Better Book Titles

BOMB Magazine


Center for Fiction

Electric Literature


H.I.P. Lit


La Pluma y La Tinta

Liars’ League

National Book Foundation

New York Review Books

One Story

A Public Space

Pushkin Press

Restless Books


Tin House


2015 Lit Crawl Participating Venues

Housing Works Bookstore Café


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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. 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.