The Lit Crawl is a wild night consisting of the two things writers (and their readers) love best: literary readings and the booze that goes with them. Lit Crawl is a madcap concept created by San Francisco’s brilliant literary festival, Litquake, back in 2004. It’s a bar crawl, with literature!

On Saturday, September 10, Litquake brings its Lit Crawl back to New York for the fourth year in a row by presenting over 70 authors in 20 venues in just 3 hours, through the East Village and Lower East Side. This year’s programming includes BOMB magazine’s BOMB-aoke, a Paris Review rock band, FSG’s Word Jeopardy, food writing, the Sex Lives of Salesmen, Gigantic’s Exquisite Corpse, SMITH Magazine’s Six Word Memoir Slam, and venues curated by the likes of NYU, Granta, Soho Press, Words Without Borders and others. Venues include Solas, Bar 82, Jimmy’s No. 43, Lolita Bar, Bowery Electric, Bowery Poetry Club, 310 Lounge, Botanica Bar, and of course it wouldn’t be a Lit Crawl without a reading in a laundromat, at 97 2nd Avenue. The mayhem begins at 6 pm, click here for details and complete schedule, and tell your friends in New York!