Update Regarding Lit Crawl Boston 2020
For the last few years, we’ve been proud to contribute to the success of Lit Crawl Boston, a unique celebration of irreverent literary events in unexpected spaces. This year, we were especially excited to produce the event in our neck of the woods: Cambridge’s Central Square. As the COVID-19 public health crisis emerged this winter and spring, we remained hopeful that Lit Crawl Boston in June could provide a joyful opportunity to gather safely after a period of social distancing and to give a much-needed boost to local authors, literary orgs, and Central Square businesses at the same time. We’ve been carefully monitoring the advice of government officials and public health experts, however, and given the recent extension of school closures and stay-at-home orders, we have decided in the interests of public safety to cancel Lit Crawl Boston for 2020.
Given that all the work we do centers on gathering readers together, we’re as sad as you are! We were eager to unveil an exciting lineup full of creative programs tucked into every vibrant corner of Central Square. But fear not! We’ve already set June 10, 2021 as the date for next year’s Lit Crawl, and we plan to feature all those great sessions and venues then. In the meantime, we remain committed to providing opportunities for the Lit Crawl and BBF community to connect—including a standalone event that will allow us to gather meaningfully in a virtual conversation especially well-suited to the times in which we find ourselves—stay tuned for an announcement of that event next week. And in the meantime, stay well, and stay connected.
Come celebrate the city’s literary past, present, and future on a night of irreverent literary programming in Cambridge’s unique and culturally rich Central Square neighborhood. Over three evening sessions, 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 furniture stores.
This moveable feast in one of the most walkable cities on the planet is FREE, and many of the events will offer free beer and wine. Co-presented by the Boston Book Festival and the Litquake Foundation.
San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival runs October 8–17, 2020 with affiliated Lit Crawls in San Francisco, Manhattan, Austin, Los Angeles, Iowa City, Seattle, London, Portland, Chicago, Denver, Boston, Minneapolis, Cheltenham, and Wellington.