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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
In the Absence of Sparrows: A Poetic Remembrance of Journalist James Foley

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Poet Daniel Johnson pays tribute to American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS in Syria in 2014. In a multi-media presentation, Johnson explores his nearly twenty-year friendship with Foley, while layering poetry over combat footage, still photos, and live music. Johnson’s wife, Ebele Okpokwasili-Johnson, joins him in paying tribute and provides vocal accompaniment.

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Daniel Johnson

Daniel Johnson is the author of "How to Catch a Falling Knife," published by Alice James Books. He is working on his second collection, titled "In the Absence of Sparrows," which explores his nearly 20-year friendship with American journalist James Foley, who was killed by ISIS in Syria in 2014. Johnson’s poetry has been featured on National Public Radio, PBS News Hour, the Washington Post and in a variety of journals and anthologies... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Martha Richardson Fine Art/Robert Klein Gallery/Quidley & Co. 38 Newbury Street, Boston

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