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We handpicked ten Lit-Crawl L.A. readings so you didn't have to
Remember books? Handwritten or printed works of fiction or nonfiction, usually on sheets of paper fastened or bound together within covers? We don’t either, but they were a thing that existed once, and people used to read them. Join us at Kahuna Tiki in NoHo this Wednesday, October 22nd, as we join forces with the Los Angeles Review of Books to celebrate all things literature for the 2nd annual Lit Crawl L.A. We went through and chose 10 readings that tickled our fancy, from Black Clock to QueerWise. Enjoy.

Round 1 7:00 - 7:45 “TWO EROTIC POETS WALK INTO A SEX SHOP…” Presented by Cultural Weekly

Cultural Weekly is delighted to sponsor two erotic poets, Alexis Rhone Fancher and Mary Fae Smith. Join us at the perfect location for an erotic getaway, Romantix, 4877 Lankershim Bl. 7pm. This is the poetry your mother warned you about! Join us for a libido-raising good time. Adults Only!

Location 1: Romantix, 4877 Lankershim Blvd. (18+)

7:00 - 7:45 BRAWL AT THE CRAWL: A RINGSIDE READING Presented by Tongue & Groove

Pound for Pound and Word for Word, Tongue & Groove hosts two literary forces of nature as Write Club andLiterary Death Match team-up to let loose in the ring. Bout one is Write Club: Jeffrey Dorchen vs. Mike O’Connell, 2 opposing writers reading 2 opposing ideas for 7 minutes and the audience picks a winner. And in bout 2, LDM creator/host AdrianTodd Zuniga (undefeated in 53 cities worldwide) will go toe-to-toe with rapid-fire 10-minute interviews with Lara Marie Schoenhals (NYT bestselling author of “White Girl Problems”) and actor/poet Jeremy Radin (author of “Slow Dance With Sasquatch”). Don’t Miss It! And Protect Yourself At All Times.

Location 10: XMA: HQ, 5140 Lankershim Blvd.

7:00 - 7:45 QUEER AS ART Presented by QueerWise

QueerWise presents Queer As Art, rejuvenating and revealing stories about discovering art in life and life in art as the artistic soul matures. QueerWise, a writing collective of LGBT seniors aged 50+ under the direction of Michael Kearns, is making its 2nd Lit Crawl LA: NoHo appearance.

Location 7: The Road Theatre Company at The Historic Lankershim Arts Center, 5108 Lankershim Blvd.

7:00 - 7:45 DON’T STOP: WHAT WOULD YOU BEG FOR? Presented by Dirty Laundry Lit and Roar Shack

Come celebrate the veteran and emerging voices that set LA apart: Patrick O’Neil; David Rocklin; Cherisse Nadal; Sacha Howells; Zoe Ruiz; Natashia Deón and Ben Loory.

Location 3: Skinny’s Lounge, 4923 Lankershim Blvd. (21+)

Round 2  8:00 - 8:45 THE WARPED YA READSTRAVAGANZA Presented by The Devastator

The hilarious writers of cult comedy publisher Devastator Press will ruin your childhood with parodies of Goosebumps, The Baby-Sitters Club and Choose Your Own Adventure.

Location 16: Republic of Pie, 11118 Magnolia Blvd.

8:00 - 8:45 PALM TREES – SO CAL’S STAND ALONE “SELFIES” Presented by Los Angeles Review of Books and Flaunt Magazine

Cerebral meanderings from Flaunt’s 15th anniversary “Selfie” issue in collaboration with the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB).

Location 18: Kahuna Tiki, 11026 Magnolia Blvd.

 8:00 - 8:45 GODDARD MFA: LITERARY GLOBE TROTTING Presented by Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing

Goddard College’s MFA in Creative Writing presents readings by Goddard faculty and alumni of poetry and prose that will transport you to Vietnam, India, Belgrade, and beyond. Goddard College’s low-residency MFA format offers the best of on-campus and distance education in creative writing, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies in either Plainfield, Vermont, or Port Townsend, Washington, and the freedom to study from anywhere on the planet.

Location 13: Skynny Kitchen, 5166 Lankershim Blvd. (Hosted by Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing)


The Rumpus will join forces with The Rattling Wall and PEN USA’s Michelle Meyering to bring you “A Scream Without a Mouth: Stories of Reaching Out” with an intriguing lineup of wild writers who we feel embody the spirit of the Hubert Selby Junior quote in our title. As writers, we dig into the abyss for our darkest tales in order to hold them up to the light and show you their inherent, convulsive beauty. We feel that both magazines extend their reach specifically to highlight those writers who fearlessly grasp that hand of terror, delight and humor on the page.

Location 14: The NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd.

Round 3 9:00 - 9:45 PEN Center USA’s SPINDER

Tinder’s vision is to eliminate the barriers involved in making new connections and strengthening existing ones. We believe in fun and familiar experiences that are designed to emulate and advance real world interactions.” -www.gotinder.com

Join us for Spinder! PEN Center USA’s literary dating game for the NoHo Lit Crawl.

Four writers are going to do their best to make you fall in love with them. Swoon over their stories and clap for the words you want the most! The audience will use their applause like a right swipe to choose two finalists, who will then go on to the final elimination round.What do we go to readings for, if not to connect? Experience what it might be like to use your ears instead of your eyes to pick your next date.Spinder! It’s like Tinder. With glasses.Location 29: Big Wangs, 5300 Lankershim Blvd. (21+)

9:00 - 9:45 PSYCHOTIC REACTION Presented by Black Clock Magazine

Black Clock, So Cal’s “singular, idiosyncratic and a little mysterious” literary journal, features authors from Black Clock exploring madness in a wide variety of forms through fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry.

Location 27: The Federal Bar, 5303 Lankershim Blvd.