Lit Crawl NYC, 10/21 at Housing Works

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 JacobFor 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: AsymptoteArmchair / ShotgunBetter Book TitlesBOMB MagazineCatapultCenter for FictionElectric LiteratureGuernicaH.I.P. LitHyphenLa Pluma y La TintaLiars’ LeagueNational Book FoundationNew York Review BooksOne StoryA Public SpacePushkin PressRestless BooksSarabandeTin 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.

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