september, 2017

16sep3:00 pm10:00 pm2nd Annual Lit Crawl


Event Details

The second annual Lit Crawl MN will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2017, 3:00 PM—10:00 PM in Minneapolis, weaving through Uptown, along Lake Street, and culminating in The Current‘s Rock and Roll Book Club Party at Bryant Lake Bowl. All events are free and open to the public.

Lit Crawl MN boasts a roster of local authors, artists, and performers at more than 15 different events that range from readings, panels, games, interactive discussions, and hands-on workshops. A celebration of the vibrant literary scene in the Twin Cities, this lively crawl will have something for everyone.



Family friendly book making with Red Bird Chapbooks and Magers & Quinn Booksellers. (3:00-5:00pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers)

A journey to other worlds in black time and space with Black Poets presented by Black Table Arts (4:00-4:45pm at Trapeze at Barbette)

Midwest Is Best Bingo, a literary game celebrating what we love most about the Midwest from Coffee House Press. (4:00-4:45pm at Bryant Lake Bowl)

A chance to fall in love with a new book with Milkweed Editions Literary Speed Dating. (5:00-5:45pm at Bryant Lake Bowl)

Reading original work on Making Im/Migrant Joy from Roy Guzmán, Su Hwang, Michael Kleber-Diggs, Sun Yung Shin, and Jordan Thomas, all Twin Cities transplants. (5:00-6:00pm at Trapeze at Barbette)

A “Fierce Lament” and call to action from Red Bird Chapbooks. (5:00-6:30pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers)

A Poetry Karaoke contest with Graywolf Press—impress their panel of poetry experts for a chance to win a tote full of Graywolf books. (6:00-6:45pm at Bryant Lake Bowl)

An exciting live poetry performance from Button Poetry. (6:00-6:45pm at Trapeze at Barbette)

A story-packed Story Slam hosted by Word Sprout. (7:00-8:00pm at Trapeze at Barbette)

Write On Mamas panel on motherhood. (7:00-8:00pm at Magers & Quinn Booksellers)
A pop up “Table of Contents” with The Riveter. Meet the editors and writers and peruse the most recent issues. (7:00-8:00pm at SooVac)

A spirited book club discussion of the Saga comics with Books & Bars, moderated by Jeff Kamin and other surprise guests. (7:00-8:30pm at Bryant Lake Bowl)

A poetry reading with DIY bike press printing with Sister Black Press‘s Poetry of Resistance and Change. (7:30-10:00pm at The Soap Factory)

Life advice from poets, presented by The Loft Literary Center—don’t be afraid to ask the big questions. (8:00-9:00pm at Trapeze at Barbette)

A celebration of poet Adrian Matejka‘s new book Map to the Stars, presented by Rain Taxi. (8:00-9:00pm at SooVac)

A groovy celebration of books about Minnesota music—Prince, The SuburbsThe Suicide Commandos, the Minneapolis Sound—with The Current‘s Rock & Roll Book Club Record Party. Hosted by Jay Gabler, and with Andrea Swensson, Jim Walsh, and Cyn Collins. (9:00-10:00pm at Bryant Lake Bowl)

Indeed Brewing CompanyBoodles GinHangar 1 VodkaCity Pages MinneapolisYelp Twin CitiesLitquakeThe Kraken RumMaestro Dobel TequilaTINCUP WhiskeySooVACMagers & Quinn BooksellersThe Soap Factory, and Barbette


(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Bryant-Lake Bowl Theater

810 West Lake St., Minneapolis MN