Lit Crawl NYC!


GantaLit Crawl Takes Manhattan

Lit Crawl Manhattan happens in the East Village on Saturday, September 13. Mark your calendars and get set for a great night. 

More details and the full schedule coming soon. Stay tuned!


Brooklyn Rocks!

Thanks to Crawlers, curators, readers, venues, and everyone else who made the third Lit Crawl Brooklyn a rollicking evening. Relive the fun here.


GET LIT with Us!

We’ve often been asked why Lit Crawl is not a monthly event. The answer: It takes a whole love of planning to put the night together. But we too have Lit Crawl withdrawls, which is why we are partnering with CLMP to bring Crawlers a little Hair of the Dog(ear) in between. GET LIT is a monthly series of literary events showcasing all the quirkiness of Lit Crawl and many of the same players, one night per month. Learn more about attending or participating here!

Have an event idea? Want to host with us? Here’s how!


_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.