2012 Lit Crawl Schedule

Lit Crawl 2012, spread over three hours, will host live readings of poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and more in bookstores, bars, art galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, laundromats, community spaces… even a police station and beekeeping supply store. Watch us take over Clarion Alley (right under the eyes of the Mission Police Station!) for outdoor readings and performances.

ALL Lit Crawl readings are free and open to the public (although some venues are 21 and over). Please consider donating (yes, even $1 helps) to Litquake to help support our festival for years to come. Donation baskets can be found at each venue, as well as at the Lit Crawl HQ table in Clarion Alley on the night of the Crawl.

Click any event name for full details, including authors, location, and a map.

Phase 1

A Cowboy, An Alien, and Samuel Johnson Walk Into a Bar
Dalva, 3121 16th St.

A Poetry Above Paradise Reunion Show
Public Bikes Pop-Up at Harrington Galleries, 599 Valencia St.

A Selection of Emerging Bay Area Writers
The Women’s Building (Room A), 3543 18th St.

A Storytelling Show for Adults
Stage Werx Theater, 446 Valencia St.

A Voice in the Dark
Double Dutch, 3192 16th St.

Barrio Fiesta: A Literary Celebration
Irma Pampagna Restaurant, 2901 16th St.

Bikram Writers Read
Mission Police Station, 630 Valencia St.

CIIS MFA Faculty and Students
Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission St.

Drink To Me: LGBT Writers Tell Tales of Inebriating Experiences
Martuni’s, 4 Valencia St.

Excess, Opulence, Betrayal
Elbo Room Downstairs, 647 Valencia St.

Faithful Fools' Poetry Box
Clarion Alley, Clarion Alley and Valencia St.

Good Grief: Stories of Loss & Comfort
Root Division, 3175 17th St.

Hear Here: A Night of Storytelling
Public Works, 161 Erie

Hidden Passages, Twisted Families & Broken Landscapes
Oddball Films, 275 Capp St.

I Scream, You Scream, Kids Write for Ice Cream
18 Reasons, 3674 18th St.

InspiREAD: Art Inspired Writings
Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St.

Mary Jo Bang and Graham Foust
Latin American Club, 3286 22nd St.

New Writing & New Poetry for the 21st Century
Muddy’s Coffee House, 1304 Valencia St.

Out of the Kitchen and On the Road: Local Chefs Share Their Travel Tales
Craftsman & Wolves, 746 Valencia St.

Passing Poetry Forward
Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St.

Reading About Autism: Not Your Planet
The Women’s Building (Audre Lorde Room), 3543 18th St.

Readings by Students Completing the Stanford Online Certificate Program in Novel Writing
Artzone 461 Gallery, 461 Valencia St.

Saturday Night Special Invades the City
Casanova Lounge, 527 Valencia St.

Skateboarder Junkie Inmate Pastor: Christian Hosoi Live
Elbo Room Upstairs, 647 Valencia St.

Small Press Distribution's Creature Features
The Women’s Building (Auditorium), 3543 18th St.

The New Sh!t Showdown
Mission Bowling Club, 3176 17th St.

The Perfect Burrito: Live at La Cumbre
La Cumbre Taqueria, 515 Valencia St.

Tzara's Hat: Six Writers, Six New Works
Four Barrel, 375 Valencia St.

Voices from the Castro’s Crack-House-Turned-Writing-Community
Elixir, 3200 16th St.

Who Dunnit? Mysteries
Forest Books, 3080 16th St.

Your Mom Had Sex
Candystore Collective, 3153 16th St.

Phase 2

826 Quarterly, Volume 16 Release Party
826 Valencia, 826 Valencia St.

BANG OUT Vol. XVIII: Fault Lines
Amnesia, 853 Valencia St.

Borges, Solar, Calvino: the Publications of Odyssey Works
The Marsh Café, 1074 Valencia St.

Brown People Don't Read?
Reaction, 2183 Mission St.

Comics & Art
Mission Comics & Art, 3520 20th St.

Fault Zone Anthology
Gem & Jetsam, 3527 20th St.

Flying the Coop: Four Red Hen Press Poets
Her Majesty’s Secret Beekeeper, 3520 20th St., Suite C

Gritty, Real, and Raw
The Liberties Bar & Restaurant, 998 Guerrero St.

HomoPoetic: A Night of Gay Poetry
F.S.C. Barber, 696 Valencia St.

Love & Shame
Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission St.

Masala This! South Asian Americans in Search of Poetry and Identity
Bissap Baobab, 3372 19th St.

Muni Haiku Battle
Clarion Alley, Clarion Alley and Valencia St.

New Kids on the Block
Bruno’s Cork Room, 2389 Mission St.

New Narrative, Next Narrative, Sex Narrative
Dog Eared Books, 900 Valencia St.

None Too Keene: Nancy Drew Noir
Lost Weekend Video, 1034 Valencia St.

Numbers in Words: Poetry Inspired by Numbers
Lot 7, 974 Valencia St.

Ooga Booga and Art Magazines from Around the World
Kadist Art Foundation, 3295 20th St.

Pulp(y) Fiction
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.

Revenge of the Editors
Fine Arts Optical, 888 Valencia St.

Several of Your Favorite Fine Writers from Why There Are Words
Aldea Home, 890 Valencia St.

Shakespeare in the Parklet
Deepistan National Parklet, 937 Valencia St.

Sister Spit! On the pool table! At the Lexington Club!
The Lexington Club, 3464 19th St.

Sweet Sexy Dreams
Good Vibrations, 603 Valencia St.

The Cassoulet Saved Our Marriage: True Tales of Food, Family, and How We Learn to Eat
Mission Cheese, 736 Valencia St.

The Squaw Valley Community of Writers joins Litquake
Carte Blanche Gallery, 973 Valencia St.

Travel Stories from Around the Globe: A Compendium of Tales
Encantada Gallery, 904 Valencia St.

Una Pura Verdad
City Art Gallery, 828 Valencia St.

WRITE+BEAT: Musicians Who Write, Writers Who Play
Creativity Explored, 3245 16th St.

WritersCorps: Writers and their Students Explore San Francisco
Serendipity, 803 Valencia St.

Phase 3

A Murmuration of Starlings
Gypsy Honeymoon, 1266 Valencia St.

Accentos de la Bahia, Accents of the Bay
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, 2868 Mission St.

Asterisk San Francisco Magazine + Gallery Presents…
Asterisk San Francisco Magazine & Gallery, 3156 24th St.

Build Your Own Writing Group!
Photobooth SF, 1193 Valencia St.

Burn the Map: New Adventures in Land, Time, Species, and Mind
San Francisco Buddhist Center, 37 Bartlett

Chap(her) & Verse
PRESS: Works on Paper, 3108 24th St.

Artillery Apparel Gallery, 2751 Mission St.

Clattering Loom: Torschlusspanik
Red Poppy Art House, 2698 Folsom St.

Exit Laughing: How Humor Takes the Sting Out of Death
Gravel & Gold, 3266 21st St.

From Behind the Desk: Poets Who Edit
Casa Bonampak, 1051 Valencia St.

From Cheese to Cabaret
Laszlo Bar, 2526 Mission St.

Hyphen Interprets The South
Fabric8, 3318 22nd St.

InsideStorytime FLOW
Cafe La Boheme, 3318 24th St.

Literature to Shift Your Perspective
Borderlands Books, 866 Valencia St.

Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women
Modern Times, 2919 24th St.

Matthew Zapruder, Amelia Gray, and Daniel Handler
Viracocha (Downstairs), 998 Valencia St.

On Hands and Knees
Make-Out Room, 3225 22nd St.

The Revolution Café, 3248 22nd St.

Poetpalooza: New Words, New Works
Love & Luxe, 1169 Valencia St.

Post-Century Moderns
Lone Palm, 3394 22nd St.

San Quentin H-Unit Reunion
Muddy’s Coffee House, 1304 Valencia St.

Six and a Slice: Fiction & Poetry
Mission Pie, 2901 Mission St.

The Business
Clarion Alley, Clarion Alley and Valencia St.

The Threepenny Review Strikes Again!
Ritual Coffee Roasters, 1026 Valencia St.

Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th St.

ZYZZYVA Celebrates Its Fall Issue
Blue Macaw, 2565 Mission St.