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On Thursday, October 13th, on the eve of the Boston Book Festival, come celebrate the city’s literary past, present and future at the inaugural Lit Crawl Boston, a night of irreverent literary programming in Boston’s Back Bay. From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., intrepid readers will choose from a variety of unique literary events including games, performances, provocations and other oddities, all in surprising venues ranging from cafes and art galleries to barbershops and shoe stores.

This moveable feast in one of the most walkable cities on the planet is FREE, and most of the events will offer free beer and wine

The Boston Lit Crawl is held in three “Rounds” plus a closing reading at the Central Burying Ground (Boylston and Charles Street). Guests can choose to attend just one event during each Round - 630PM, 730PM, 830PM-- or “crawl” from event to event. The schedule is as follows: 

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Thursday, October 13 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
GrubStreet Presents Exquisite Corpse

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GrubStreet presents the Exquisite Corpse. If you’ve never heard of Exquisite Corpse, here’s how it works: One person writes the first few paragraphs. The final line of those paragraphs is sent to the next writer, who continues the story. Then the writers come together to read their collective tale, without knowing where it began or where it will end. The only direction offered for this night’s “corpse": because Halloween is around the corner, make it spooky. 

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Eve Bridburg

Executive Director & Founder, eve@grubstreet.org
Eve Bridburg founded Grub Street in 1997 with the goal of creating a supportive yet rigorous place to study writing beyond the halls of academia. The experiment was a success from the beginning, convincing Eve that there was a great desire in Boston for a literary arts center where emerging and established writers could inspire and teach students at all levels of development. In 2005, hungry for a new adventure, Eve joined the Boston... Read More →

Speakers
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Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery's writing has been selected to appear in Prairie Schooner, The Caribbean Writer, Passages North, Salt Hill Journal, Solstice, Pangyrus, The Best Emerging Poets of 2013, and elsewhere. His story, "Stripper Pants," was selected as the Editor's Choice pick for Solstice Magazine's 2016 Summer contest. Jonathan’s story, “In Flux,” was selected by Tiphanie Yanique to win the 2016 Waasnode Short Fiction Prize. His... Read More →
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Alden Jones

Author, UNACCOMPANIED MINORS
Alden Jones’s memoir, The Blind Masseuse, was longlisted for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award, winner of the Independent Publishers Book Award in Travel Essays, and named a Top Ten Travel Book by the Huffington Post and Publishers Weekly. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won the 2013 New American Fiction Prize. Her stories and essays have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Agni, Post Road, The Iowa Review, and Best American Travel... Read More →
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Ron MacLean

Author, HEADLONG
Ron MacLean's novel Headlong won the 2014 Indie Book Award for Best Mystery. Ron's other books are the story collection Why the Long Face? (2008), and the novel Blue Winnetka Skies (2004). His short fiction has appeared in GQ, Greensboro Review, Prism International, Night Train, Other Voices and other quarterlies. He is a recipient of the Frederick Exley Award for Short Fiction and a multiple Pushcart Prize... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe 338 Newbury Street, Boston

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