If you live in or are visiting the Bay Area on July 16th, don’t miss the fifth year of Oakland’s Beast Crawl, a literary festival with a ton of local flavor. Hang with rad writers, editors, and presses in some of the best Oakland hangouts. The hardest challenge of the night will be choosing just one reading in each of the three legs (*biting nails).
Here’s a suggested lineup:
Leg 1: Lyrics and Dirges at Casa Cubana, curated by MK Chavez
Leg 2: Nomadic Press at Awaken Cafe
Leg 3: Mixer 2.0 at the Stork Club, curated by Sean Labrador y Manzano and co-curated by Jeff Von Ward and Nick Johnson
But there are many other excellent combinations! Plan your night by visiting the Beast Crawl website. And don’t forget to crawl to the after party at The Telegraph and The Legionnaire Saloon if you don’t get enough mingling along the way.