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09/27/08  

Litquake's legendary Lit Crawl is going east for a massive, one night literary extravaganza in New York City on September 27. The madcap concept, created in 2004 in SF, will kick-off in the Lower East Side at 6 p.m. (highlighted by events curated by FSG Books at R Bar and the New Yorker's Ben Greenman at Happy Ending), wander up to the East Village for 7:15 readings (with L Magazine's "The Best of Literary Upstart" at The Common Ground and NY Tyrant contributors at Arrow Bar) then over the bridge to Williamsburg for delights at 8:30 (where Opium's Literary Death Match does battle at Supreme Trading and BOMB Magazine wows at Pete's Candy Store). And way, way more. 


All followed by a party for the ages at Supreme Trading! (at 9:30-until forever). Please do join us. 


You can check the details here: http://litcrawlnyc.wordpress.com/


Events in the Lower East Side will begin at 6 p.m.

Events in the East Village will begin at 7:15 p.m.

Events in Williamsburg will begin at 8:30 p.m.


Brit Lit (7:15)

Boxcar Lounge, 168 Avenue B (at 11th St.)

Bloomsbury and Penguin present an evening of British humor.

John Reed is a creative writing professor at the New School and author of several novels including the 2004 bestseller, Snowball’s Chance (Roof). He will read from All The World’s A Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare, a literary trick in which Reed has cobbled together bits from the Bard’s classics to create an entirely new play.

Luke Dempsey is the Editor in Chief of Hudson Street Books. He will read from A Supremely Bad Idea: Three Mad Birders and Their Quest to See It All (Bloomsbury USA, 2008), his account of an epic journey around America, all in search of the rarest and most beautiful birds the country has to offer. Hilarity ensues.