Coming soon: our 2018 Literary Libations Celebration!

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It’s almost time for our annual Literary Libations celebration! This year we’re partnering with Austin Film Society, American Short Fiction, and Chicon Street Poets to bring Austin booklovers three art and culture events around the city the week of August 12 in support of Lit Crawl Austin. Lit Crawl Austin takes place during the Festival Weekend, on the evening of Saturday, October 27, bringing together readers and Festival authors for a night of drinks, games, music, art and of course, books! Join us for one or all three events in August to get a taste of what is coming for Lit Crawl Austin and get excited for the Festival Weekend!



Sunday, August 12

Location: Austin Film Society Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Time: Party starts at 2pm. Film starts at 3pm.

Join us as we kick off Literary Libations with signature cocktails, a book swap and a special screening of The Cocoanuts at Austin Film Society. Bring a book to share that moved you, made you laugh, or brought you characters you never want to forget! Enjoy an Algonquin cocktail while you peruse books with fellow book-lovers in the AFS lobby. Stay for the film and use discount code TBFAUG to receive $2 off the film screening ticket. This showing of The Cocoanuts is part of the Austin Film Society’s Pre-Code Treasures Series.

Cocoanuts was written by George S. Kaufman. Harpo was, with Kaufman, a member of the Algonquin Round Table. The Marx Brothers have always traveled hand-in-hand with the literati.”

—Austin Film Society

The book swap and mingle are free to attend. We will collect donations for Lit Crawl Austin during the book swap fun. Come drink, laugh, and be merry!

Buy your film tickets today! Discount code TBFAUG.

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Tuesday, August 14

Location: Prohibition Creamery

1407 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702

Time: Party starts at 5:30pm. Program runs from 6-7pm.

American Short Fictionan Austin-based literary magazine and long-time Lit Crawl supporter, brings exciting Austin writers Roger Reeves, Lara Prescott, Chaitali Sen, and Frances Schenkkan to local bar and ice cream parlor Prohibition Creamery. This event will draw the Austin community together and demonstrate the power of great storytelling. Literary drinks, ice cream, and opportunities for donations will also be offered to support Lit Crawl!

We are also offering a 50% off coupon to all attendees for a night of storytelling with the Austin Bat Cave Story Department at Home Slice Pizza later that night!

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Wednesday, August 15

Location: Stay Gold

1910 E Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78702

Time: Party starts at 5:30pm. Program runs from 6-7pm.

Chicon Street Poets, Claudia Delfina Cardona, Jesus Valles, and Mónica Teresa Ortiz will connect us all with the power, emotion, and art of poetry at Stay Gold. Join us for this showcase and have a great time drinking literary cocktails and donating to Lit Crawl Austin! 

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