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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
Ploughshares Presents Literary Balderdash

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Ploughshares joins the Lit Crawl with a presentation of Literary Balderdash, a game of weird word guessing and derring-do. Players include Chris Castellani, Michael Lowenthal, Nick Flynn, Ted Kehoe, and Suzanne Matson.

Salon Acote will have gift bags and discount offers for all attendees.

Speakers
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Chris Castellani

chris@grubstreet.org, Artistic Director
Christopher Castellani is the artistic director of Grub Street and the author of three novels: All This Talk of Love (2013), a New York Times Editors’ Choice and finalist for the Ferro-Grumley Award; The Saint of Lost Things (2005); and A Kiss From Maddalena (2003), winner of the Massachusetts Book Award. In addition to his work at Grub Street, Christopher teaches in the MFA Program for Writers at... Read More →
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Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn is the author of three books of poetry—Some Ether, Blind Huber, and The Captain Asks for a Show of Hands. He is also the author of three memoirs, including The Reenactments, The Ticking is the Bomb, and Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, which has been translated into fifteen languages. He has been awarded fellowships from the Library of Congress, The PENAmerican Center, the Amy Lowell Trust, the... Read More →
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Ted Kehoe

Ted Kehoe was a teaching/writing fellow at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His fiction has appeared in Epoch, Southwest Review, Prairie Schooner and Shock Totem. He won Prairie Schooner’s Bernice Slote Award for Best New Author. His criticism has appeared in The Arts Fuse and The Boston Globe. He teaches writing at Boston University.
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Michael Lowenthal

Michael Lowenthal's fourth novel, The Paternity Test (Terrace Books/University of Wisconsin Press, 2012), was an IndieNext selection and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His previous novels are The Same Embrace (Dutton, 1998), Avoidance (Graywolf Press, 2002), and Charity Girl (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), which was a New York Times Book Review "Editors' Choice" and a Washington Post"Top... Read More →
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Suzanne Matson

A 2012 fellow in fiction writing from the National Endowment for the Arts, Suzanne Matson has also received creative writing fellowships from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the American-Scandinavian Foundation.  Her most recent novel is The Tree-Sitter, published by W. W. Norton in both hardcover and paperback (2006). Her previous two novels, also from Norton and reissued in paperback by Ballantine, are A... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Salon Acote 132 Newbury Street, Boston

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