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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

AGNI Presents "Whose Line Is It, Anyway?"
Agni is excited to join LitCrawl Boston to present  “Whose Line Is it Anyway?,” a hilarious and highbrow night of literature, guessing games, and other foolish fun. Come hang out at the School of Fashion with Agni contributors and watch these authors guess the author of sentences culled from great works. Short readings by the authors will start the night. The event will start at 6:30 sharp.

Moderators
avatar for Daniel Evans Pritchard

Daniel Evans Pritchard

Editor / Poet / Critic, The Critical Flame
Daniel is a poet, translator, and essayist. He is the founding editor of The Critical Flame (criticalflame.org), an online journal of literary nonfiction, criticism, and interviews. Daniel advises AGNI on digital strategy and serves on the board at Salamander Magazine. His work has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Terez Dutton

Nicole Terez Dutton

Nicole Terez Dutton's work has appeared in Callaloo, Ploughshares, 32 Poems, Indiana Review and Salt Hill Journal.  Nicole earned an MFA from Brown University and has received fellowships from the Frost Place, the Fine Arts Work Center, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and... Read More →
avatar for Carissa Halston

Carissa Halston

Fiction writer
Carissa Halston is a fiction writer, book designer, and editor. Her award-winning short fiction has appeared in Willow Springs, Fourteen Hills, The Massachusetts Review, and elsewhere. She is the Editor-in-Chief of apt, a literary journal devoted to longform work, and Co-founding... Read More →
avatar for John Hodgen

John Hodgen

John Hodgen is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Assumption College in Worcester. Hodgen won the AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry for "Grace" (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005). His fourth book of poetry, "Heaven & Earth Holding Company," came out from University of Pittsburgh... Read More →
avatar for Laura Kolbe

Laura Kolbe

Laura Kolbe's poems have appeared in The Awl, the Cincinnati Review, the Colorado Review, the Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, Yale Review and elsewhere. Her fiction, essays and criticism have appeared in Bookforum, The Literary Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and elsewhere. Recently... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Leone

Marianne Leone

Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Post Road, Bark Magazine, Coastal Living and WBUR’s Cognoscenti blog. Her memoir, JESSE, A MOTHER’S STORY OF GRIEF, GRACE AND EVERYDAY BLISS, was published by Simon & Schuster... Read More →


Thursday October 13, 2016 6:30pm - 7:30pm
School of Fashion Design 136 Newbury Street, Boston

8:30pm

GrubStreet Presents Exquisite Corpse
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. 

Moderators
avatar for Eve Bridburg

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Escoffery

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... Read More →
avatar for Alden Jones

Alden Jones

Author, THE WANTING WAS A WILDERNESS
Alden Jones’s most recent book is The Wanting Was a Wilderness, coming soon from Fiction Advocate. Her story collection, Unaccompanied Minors, won of the New American Fiction Prize, the Lascaux Book Prize, and an Independent Publishers Book Award in Short Fiction. Her memoir, The... Read More →
avatar for Eson Kim

Eson Kim

Director of Community and Youth Programs, GrubStreet
Eson Kim holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, and her stories have appeared in magazines such as Calyx Journal, Denver Quarterly, and The Massachusetts Review. She received a Writing Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, and earned the David B... Read More →
avatar for Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean

Author, WE MIGHT AS WELL LIGHT SOMETHING ON FIRE
Ron MacLean teaches writing at GrubStreet. His short fiction has been anthologized, and has appeared widely in magazines including GQ, Narrative, Fiction International, Night Train, Other Voices, Drunken Boat, Best Online Fiction 2010, and elsewhere. He is author most recently of... Read More →


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

8:30pm

PEN New England Presents "Games People Play: Why Sportswriting Matters"
From Hemingway to Ben Fountain's award-winning "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," the athletic arts have secured a place in American literature that reaches far beyond the box scores. Join our terrific fight card – author/journalists Jay Atkinson, Jaed Coffin and James Parker – as they explain how great sportswriting has inspired their own work. 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Atkinson

Jay Atkinson

Called "the bard of New England toughness" by Men’s Health magazine, Jay Atkinson has published eight books, including "Memoirs of a Rugby-Playing Man" and "Ice Time." "Caveman Politics" was a national Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection; "Ice Time" was a Publishers... Read More →
avatar for Jaed Coffin

Jaed Coffin

Jaed Coffin is the author of "A Chant to Soothe Wild Elephants," a memoir about the summer he spent as a monk in his mother’s native Thailand, and the forthcoming "Roughhouse Friday," which chronicles the year he won the middleweight title of a barroom boxing show in Alaska. He... Read More →
avatar for James Parker

James Parker

James Parker is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and editor of The Pilgrim, which features writing from the homeless community of downtown Boston.


Thursday October 13, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Title Boxing Club 338 Newbury Street, Boston