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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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Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn is the author of three books of poetry—Some EtherBlind 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 Fine Arts Work Center, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Some of the venues where his poems, essays, and non-fiction have appeared include The New Yorker, The Paris Review, National Public Radio’s This American Life, and The New York Times Book Review. Being Flynn, a film based on Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, was released in 2012 and stars Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, Paul Dano and Lili Taylor. He teaches one semester a year at the University of Houston, and spends the rest of the year in (or near) Brooklyn, New York.