PEN launches the return of Lit Crawl NYC—the popular literary festival that meets pub crawl—with a carnival-esque cabaret of bookish delights. One venue, multiple events, featuring Literary Pictionary, Trivia Bingo, Nerd Jeopardy. The night will also include Tarot readings, flash portraiture, face painting, a mobile photo booth party, and live music from the Farrar, Strauss & Giroux band, The Savage Detectives. Hosted by Buzzfeed’s Isaac Fitzgerald and author and graphic storyteller Mira Jacob. For Full Schedule »
Get a jump on Lit Crawl and join the competition with PEN America and Better Book Titles. Starting Tuesday, October 12th Better Book Titles will host a Twitter competition for the best single sentence book title. All you have to do to enter is join the hashtag #SingleSentenceBooks and @LitCrawlNYC. Prizes include a $50 gift certificate to Housing Works Bookstore Cafe and a signed copy of Dan Wilbur’s How Not to Read. The winner will be announced at Lit Crawl on October 21st. Let the summaries ensue!
Literary Curating Partners: Asymptote, Armchair / Shotgun, Better Book Titles, BOMB Magazine, Catapult, Center for Fiction, Electric Literature, Guernica, H.I.P. Lit, Hyphen, La Pluma y La Tinta, Liars’ League, National Book Foundation, New York Review Books, One Story, A Public Space, Pushkin Press, Restless Books, Sarabande, Tin House
Lit Crawl NYC is a project of PEN American Center and the Litquake Foundation. San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival runs October 9-17, 2015, with affiliated Lit Crawls in San Francisco, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Austin, Los Angeles, Iowa City, Seattle, London, Helsinki, and Portland. www.litcrawl.org/nyc