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Lit Crawl 2018 Submissions Are Now Open!

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Submissions to perform in our 2018 Lit Crawl on Saturday 6th October are now CLOSED.

Lit Crawl returns! Charging into its third year, Cheltenham’s streets, bars, bookshops and more will once again burst at the seams with 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 spoken word.

Whether you’re a writer, musician, comedian or thespian…or just have a great idea for a session on the Crawl, this is your chance to perform. 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 2017 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 2018 please fill in our online application form.


Submissions close midnight 12th August and successful applicants will be notified by the end of August.

Good luck!

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