Lit Crawl San Francisco

Where literature hits the streets

October 18, 2014
6:00 PM–9:30 PM
The Mission
San Francisco

Download the PDF Map for the Lit Crawl 

The tenth annual Lit Crawl will span over three hours in the Mission District's Valencia Street corridor, featuring an astonishing 101 literary readings and events, including poetry, fiction, nonfiction, comedy and more, in bookstores, bars, galleries, restaurants, stores, cafés, community spaces, a bookmobile, a vibrator store, and a police station.

One of the most anticipated literary nights of the year, San Francisco's Lit Crawl attracts close to 10,000 people, and is the world’s largest such event. In 2008 Lit Crawl NYC launched in Manhattan, also an immediate hit. Austin was next, swarming for the first time in 2011. In 2012, we birthed two more Lit Crawls, one in Brooklyn, another in Seattle. In 2013, we expanded to Los Angeles, Iowa City, and London, and this year, Lit Crawls have launched in Miami and Helsinki.
Get drunk on words!

Schedule in progress, below!

“The striking thing about Lit Crawl is not the variegated writerly menu; nor was it the variety of venues—including bookstores, bars, coffee shops, galleries and a bee-keeping supply store. Rather it was the specter of writing and literature—literature!—transforming an ordinary Saturday night in the neighborhood into a carnival of sorts.”
—The New York Times
​"A three-and-a-half hour bacchanal dedicated to the Bay Area literary scene, hosted by local merchants and so much fun you might pee rhymes the next morning."
—San Francisco Examiner
  • The Bohemians

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