Beast Crawl This Way Comes


If you live in the Bay Area, it can often seem like San Francisco hogs all the cool literary events. But East Bay denizens, take heart: Beast Crawl slowly approaches.

Adapted from San Francisco’s Lit Crawl, which originated as part of the annual Litquake literary festival and has spread to several other cities, Beast Crawl features 140 writers at 26 venues around Oakland.

Check out the official website for more details. You’ll find scads of great Bay Area writers, some of whom you’ve heard of, some of whom you haven’t, and all of whom will delight you.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →