Lit Crawl Boston 2019: What to Know Before You Go

The drinks are chilling, the snacks are ready for munching, and shoes are waiting to be slipped on to kick off Lit Crawl Boston this Thursday, June 6! We hope you are ready to get your steps in and are just as excited as we are to take to the streets of Back Bay: read on for some essential tips to help make the most of Lit Crawl Boston!

On your mark, get set, go! Make sure you visit the event website ( and mark which sessions you want to add to your personal schedule for the evening. This is a handy planning tool but will not guarantee admission. We’d recommend wearing your racing shoes since sessions are first come–first served, and many, especially in the smaller venues, are bound to fill up quickly!

Grab a drink! Lit Crawl Boston feeds your mind and your body! Check out this list to find out what venues are participating. Make sure to bring some fun money since not all food and drink will be free. Venues with a *= free.

J.P. Licks
Capital One Café
WBUR CitySpace
Room & Board*
Childs Gallery*
Salon Acote*
Newbury Comics*
Johnny Cupcakes*

Pickup one of our snazzy programs! No hide and seek here—we’ve made it easy for you to get a program for Lit Crawl Boston, full of all the information you’ll want to know. Can’t grab one before June 6? Don’t worry: our fantastic volunteers will also be handing them out the night of the event. Check out this list of places you can pick up yours:

Tag! You’re it! Make sure to follow us on Twitter so you can keep up with any late-breaking news and changes. Don’t forget to tag us in your pictures and posts on the night of the event, using #LitCrawlBoston. We want to see all the fun you’re having!

These shoes were made for “crawlin” and that’s just what they’ll do! Dress comfortably and wear shoes you will feel good not only walking in but standing in since seating will not be an option at every venue. We recommend packing an umbrella and jacket; we may be able to predict how fun Lit Crawl Boston is going to be, but we can’t predict the New England weather.

Did we mention this is all free? Yes! Thanks to the BBF, the Boston Literary Disrict, and funding from the Fuller Foundation, Lit Crawl Boston is a free event for everyone to enjoy. Help the BBF continue to put on wonderful free events by helping to support it! The BBF is an independent nonprofit, and we rely on donations from individuals. Donations in any amount are appreciated. You can donate by scanning the QR code on the back of our programs or by texting LITCRAWL to 617-300-0877.

But wait, there’s more! Wrap up your Lit Crawl evening by attending our Awkward After-Party. Awkwardly dance the night away with your fellow lit crawlers while enjoying great poetry and music in the coolest place to hang out here in Boston, WBUR’s CitySpace. Make sure to register on Eventbrite ( and add it to your schedule on Sched. We know you can bust a rhyme, but can you bust a move? We challenge you!

Most importantly? Have fun! You might find your new favorite place here in Boston or discover your next favorite writer during the event! We hope you enjoy this free celebration of books and literary culture. We’ve enjoyed putting it together for you. We can’t wait to see how you spend your evening—now let’s get ready to “lit crawl!”

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