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Lit Crawl 2017 Submissions Are Now Open!

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Submissions to perform in our 2017 Lit Crawl on Saturday 7th October are now OPEN.

Lit Crawl returns! For one night only we take over an area of Cheltenham for a fast-paced evening of pop-up events and quirky literary happenings and YOU can be a part of it.

Created in San Francisco in 2004 and now in Boston, Brooklyn, Portland, Chicago, New Zealand and beyond, Lit Crawl blends a bar crawl with bookish content held in some surprising spots around town. Last year hundreds of Festival-goers joined us in record stores, barbershops, graveyards and all manner of cafés, bookshops and bars to sample everything from flash fiction to ghost stories, music to comedy, pop-up readings to furious spoken word.

Whether you’re a writer, musician, comedian or thespian…or just have a great idea for a session on the Crawl, get in touch! We like the majority of events to have a bookish edge but Lit Crawl is a celebration of the written and spoken word in all its forms so nothing is out of bounds….

You can either apply as an individual performer or pitch us an idea for a full session.

To get a sense of what we featured last year, take a look at the 2016 flyer below or by clicking here.

You can read more about the ethos of Lit Crawl on the Litquake website here. As you can see, the emphasis is on the entertaining, the immersive, the quirky, the surprising!

To apply to take part in Lit Crawl 2017 please fill in our online application form.


Submissions close midnight 13th August and all applicants will be notified by end of August.

Any questions? Email