Free, virtual events to run Nov. 7-15

As always, all Lit Crawl events are free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Texas Book Festival community.


The Texas Book Festival will be hosting their annual Lit Crawl events virtually this year, with several evening times between November 7 to November 15, along with two Sunday brunches. The events include storytelling sessions, spoken-word performances, and themed discussions, ranging from topics including moments of pivoting, celebrating Black creativity, and more. Featured authors include Kathy Valentine, Natalie Diaz, Kelly J. Baptist, and more. 


For the evening event “Literary Death Match” and brunch event “Tarot Town Hall with Typewriter Tarot,” the first 100 registrants per event will receive a special Camp Mocha cocktail kit, gifted from Desert Door Texas Sotol. Cocktail pickup will take place on Saturday, November 7 from 12 to 5 p.m. outside the festival office (1023 Springdale Road, Building 14, Suite B). All recipients must be twenty-one years of age or older (IDs will be checked) and must wear a mask to pick up the cocktail kit. Sparkling water from Rambler will also be gifted. 


Here’s your full Lit Crawl lineup:


Lit Crawl Austin 2020 schedule (all times CST)

Saturday, November 7, 7 p.m.: Literary Death Match with Charlie Clark, Don Tate, Juli Delgado Lopera, Deesha Philyaw, and Richard Z. Santos, with host Adrian Todd Zuniga

Saturday, November 7, 8:30 p.m.: Chicon Street Poets with Natalie Diaz and Deborah Paredez 

Sunday, November 8, 11 a.m.: Tarot Town Hall with Typewriter Tarot: A Lit Crawl Brunch with Kathy Valentine

Friday, November 13, 7 p.m.: Six Square Austin presents Toasts & Topics with Shayla Lawson

Friday, November 13, 8:30 p.m.: Austin Bat Cave presents Story Department with Kelly J. Baptist, David Biespiel, and David Marquis

Saturday, November 14, 7 p.m.: Author Quiplash: Awst Press with Amanda Eyre Ward and Rebekah Manley

Saturday, November 14, 8:30 p.m.: Texas Observer Short Story Contest Reading

Sunday, November 15, 11 a.m.: A Texas Monthly Brunch with José R. Ralat, Liara Tamani, and Raúl the Third


As always, all Lit Crawl events are free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of the Texas Book Festival community. To support the Texas Book Festival, Lit Crawl Austin, and participating authors, you can donate to the festival. Additionally, for the first time ever, the festival is offering an exclusive Lit Crawl armadillo enamel pin for a donation of $25 or more. 


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