Literature hits the streets of L.A.’s North Hollywood Arts District at the 2nd annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo. On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7pm to 11pm, thousands of Angelenos from all corners of the city are expected to come out for a night of literary mayhem.
It’s a choose-your-own literary adventure experience with over 25 restaurants, theaters, galleries, bars, and other unique venues hosting over 30 literary events. From readings to performances, the 2nd annual Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo will be an unforgettable—and entirely walkable—experience.
Showcasing the best of L.A.’s thriving contemporary literature scene, the participating groups will share fiction, poetry, plays, and everything in between. They include The Rumpus, 826LA, Los Angeles Review of Books, Avenue 50’s Poesía Para La Gente, Homeboy Industries, PEN Center USA, The World Stage, Tongue & Groove, The New Short Fiction Series, Hot Dish, Beyond Baroque, Cal State Northridge Alumni Writers and more!
Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo is FREE and happens in three 45 minute rounds with NoHo Arts District businesses hosting literary events of all genres. Guests can hang out at one presentation each round or “crawl” from venue to venue. Lit Crawl is partnering with Metro LA to encourage Angelenos to “Go Metro” to the crawl. The crawl is easily accessible via Metro Red Line, Metro Orange Line and the Metro Bus. Participating Metro Destination Discount venues also offer specials for Metro ticket and TAP Card holders.
Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo was founded in 2013 by leaders in the local L.A. literary community. Conrad Romo, host of the Tongue & Groove reading series, approached the host of The New Short Fiction Series, Sally Shore, and former West Hollywood Book Fair Director, Rosalind Helfand, with the dream of founding a large scale LA crawl that unites literary lovers and creators. The first crawl was a huge success, drawing over 2,000 guests. Numbers are expected to at least double this year. The crawl is receiving tremendous support from the local community and the city of Los Angeles.
Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo is a project of the EMERGE fiscal sponsorship program of the Pasadena Arts Council
and is also a project of the Litquake Foundation. San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival runs every October, with annual Lit Crawls in San Francisco, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Seattle, Austin, Iowa City, Miami, London and Helsinki.
Sponsors also include: City of Los Angeles; Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, District 2; Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; Metro L.A.; County of Los Angeles Public Library; Los Angeles Public Library; NoHo Arts District; North Hollywood Business Improvement District; J.h Snyder Co.; Poets & Writers, Inc.; Knitting Factory Entertainment; Julia Drake PR; and PEN Center USA.
What: Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo
When: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Times: Round 1, 7:00pm; Round 2, 8:00pm; Round 3, 9:00pm. Closing Party at 10:00pm.
Lit Crawl Location: NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood, CA (locations at www.litcrawl.org/la)
Cost / Tickets: FREE
Public Transportation: Go Metro to Lit Crawl L.A.: NoHo and save! For more details, go to www.metro.net/service/discounts. Metro provides Bus and Rail transportation to North Hollywood via the Metro Red Line and the Metro Orange Line and Metro Bus. For your best
route or more info, visit the Metro Trip Planner or call (323) Go Metro or (323.466.3876).
More Information: www.LitCrawl.org/LA
Top image: Reading at Republic of Pie, Lit Crawl LA: NoHo 2013. (Photo by Rosalind Helfand)