Lit Crawl Austin 2020 goes virtual

Lit Crawl Austin celebrates its tenth year of irreverent literary programming…and what a year! Instead of one night, Lit Crawl Austin 2020 will take place over several nights and even a couple of brunches. This year, we’re excited to be partnering with some great organizations for Six Square‘s Toasts and Topics, Chicon Street Poets Presents, Texas Observer‘s Short Story Contest, Awst Press Presents Quiplash, Austin Bat Cave‘s Story Department. Of course, Literary Death Match is back for another year, and we look forward to hosting two bookish Sunday brunches!

Stay tuned for author announcements, the schedule, and some special surprises. All Lit Crawl programming will take place during the weeks of October 31 through November 15. Lit Crawl events are intended for a mature audience unless noted otherwise.

As always, Lit Crawl Austin is free! We keep on keepin’ on through the generosity of our community. Want to support the Texas Book Festival, Lit Crawl Austin, and our authors? Donate to the Texas Book Festival! For the first time ever, we have an exclusive TBF Lit Crawl armadillo enamel pin. If you donate $25 or more to Lit Crawl, we’ll send you this one-inch pin, which will look great on denim jackets, backpacks, tote bags, and everywhere else you’d like to pin it!

Donate today to receive your limited edition pin


A Texas-sized thank you to Lit Crawl Austin presenting sponsor, Texas Monthly!

Texas Monthly is a proud partner of the Texas Book Festival. Love a good true crime story? Next Tuesday, September 29, we’ll be launching “Tom Brown’s Body,” a new podcast and written series by our own Skip Hollandsworth. Listen to the trailer now and sign up for the Texas Monthly true crime newsletter for updates here. Or get a head start on the story through our October issue––available on newsstands now.

Thank you to Lit Crawl partners Rambler and Desert Door! Stay tuned for cocktails and mocktails to pair with poetry, storytelling, and literary competition.

The tastiest sparkling water in Texas, Rambler is sustainably sourced, made in Austin and proudly partnered with Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation,  helping to preserve Texas lands and waters for future generations. #RaiseARambler

Desert Door Texas Sotol is a distilled spirit from wild-harvested sotol plants and hand-crafted in Driftwood, Texas.

Shop the TBF virtual bookstore at BookPeople!