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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 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
All-Star Poetry + Folk Performance

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Don't miss award-winning memoirist/poet Nick Flynn (Another Bullsh*t Night in Suck City) and Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges as they read poems with folk duo The ShakerThe Shaker is Simi Stone (The New Pornographers) and Philip Marshall (Killcool). Their first collaboration was written spontaneously—the song “240 Red White & Blue”—a response to the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge the day before. Since then they have written a dozen songs, and when they perform with the poet Nick Flynn, they are known collectively as Shaker Flynn.   

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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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Danielle Legros Georges

Danielle Legros Georges was born in Haiti and raised in the United States. She received a BA from Emerson College in Boston and an MA in English and creative writing from New York University. She is the author of two poetry collections—The Dear Remote Nearness of You(Barrow Street Press, 2016) and Maroon(Curbstone Books, 2001). She has received grants and fellowships from the Barbara Deming Fund, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and... Read More →

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Shaker Flynn

The Shaker is Simi Stone (The New Pornographers) and Philip Marshall (Killcool). Their first collaboration was written spontaneously—the song “240 Red White & Blue”—a response to the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge the day before. Since then they have written a dozen songs, and when they perform with the poet Nick Flynn, as they will at OMEGA this tues 13 sept from 8-9, they are known collectively... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
The Frye Company 284 Newbury Street, Boston

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