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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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Alden Jones

THE WANTING WAS A WILDERNESS
Author
Jamaica Plain, MA
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 Blind Masseuse, was a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award and was named a Top 10 Travel Title by Publisher's Weekly. Her stories and essays have appeared in Agni, New York Magazine, Prairie Schooner, the Iowa Review, Gulf Coast, The Rumpus, Psychology Today, Post Road, The Believer, and the Best American Travel Writing. She teaches creative writing and cultural studies at Emerson College and in the Newport MFA Program, and is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Cuba Writers Program.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 13
 

8:30pm