Get Out Of Town!: Lit Crawl L.A.


Editor’s Note: While there’s always a lot going on in Burbank, myBurbank’s new section “Get Out Of Town!” highlights some of our favorite activities and events outside the town borders.

The North Hollywood Arts District hosts the third annual Lit Crawl L.A. on Wednesday, October 21, at various locations throughout NoHo. The free event draws thousands to more than 35 different restaurants, bars, coffee shops, theaters and additional venues in the NoHo Arts District.

Image Courtesy Lit Crawl L.A.

The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. at the Laemmle NoHo 7 with Poets4Progress. Three 45-minute rounds on the hour follow, showcasing a variety of styles and works.

Check out The Return of the NoHo Beat at the North Hollywood Metro Station Plaza, writers from the North Hollywood and Burbank Senior Artist colonies as they reflect on life before cellphones, the Los Angeles Youth Poet Laureate Showcase and comics from the Los Angeles Cartoonists of Color.

Image Courtesy Lit Crawl L.A.
Image Courtesy Lit Crawl L.A.

More than 40 different themed presentations showcasing nearing 200 writers and performers are slated for Lit Crawl L.A. 2015. Check out the program guide here.

Burbank Chamber

The festivities wind up with an after party “Speak-Easy” at Studio 77. Admission to the after party is $15.

Writers from throughout Los Angeles and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys are slated to perform.

Red Hen Press, The Pasadena Writing Project, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Los Angeles Review of Books and Beyond Baroque are just a few of the presenters.

Musician Dave Kendrick hosts “From The Mouths of Musicians” at the Federal Bar at 9:00 p.m., featuring himself, Leslie Bohem, Johnette Napolitano and Chris Desjardins.

The Lit Crawl originated in 2004 as part of Litquake, San Francisco’s Literary Festival, an annual event attracting thousands of attendees. San Francisco’s Litquake literary festival runs every October along with other annual Lit Crawls in NYC, Seattle, Iowa City, Austin, London, Helsinki and Portland. In 2013, Lit Crawl L.A. was founded as a project of the Litquake Foundation and of the Pasadena Arts Council’s EMERGE program.