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Thursday, October 26 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Lit Crawl: Words and Music

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Musicians inspired by writers and writers inspired by music. Don’t miss this evening of one of a kind appearances from the Throwing Muses’ founder and author Kristen Hersh, poet/memoirist Nick Flynn with his band Shaker (together = Shaker Flynn), Boston Globe rock critic and mystery writer Clea Simon, and poet/memoirist Kelle Groom. 

This event is brought to you, in part, by the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District.

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Presenters
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Nick Flynn

Nick Flynn is the author of three memoirs, all published by Norton: Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (2004), which won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the Art of the Memoir and has been translated into fifteen languages, The Ticking is the Bomb: A Memoir of Bewilderment (2010), and The Reenactments (2013). Flynn is also the author of four books of poetry, all published by Graywolf Press: My Feelings (2015); The Captain Asks For a Show of Hands... Read More →
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Kelle Groom

Kelle Groom's memoir, I Wore the Ocean in the Shape of a Girl (Simon & Schuster), is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick, New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice selection, a Library Journal Best Memoir, Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month, Oprah O Magazine sele... Read More →
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Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh is the founding member of influential art­ punk band Throwing Muses and author of several books. Her most recent publication is the memoir "Don't Suck, Don't Die: Giving Up Vic Chestnut" (University of Texas Press). https://www.kristinhersh.com
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Clea Simon

Clea Simon is a music journalist whose latest suspense novel, World Enough, is set in Boston's music scene. Clea’s nonfiction books are Mad House: Growing Up in the Shadow of Mentally Ill Siblings (Doubleday, 1997), Fatherless Women: How We Change After We Lose Our Dads (Wiley, 2001), and The Feline Mystique: On the Mysterious Connection Between Women and Cats (St... Read More →

Sponsors
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Boston Literary District

Established in 2014, The Boston Literary District is the first cultural district in the United States dedicated to letters. Our mission is to work with local writers, educational and literary organizations to raise the profile of Boston as a literary city and to increase particip... Read More →
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Downtown Boston BID

The BID is a private, non-profit corporation created and maintained by property owners. The BID serves the entire downtown community -- businesses, employees, residents, students, and more. Their mission is to transform and engage Downtown Boston through programs and supplemental... Read More →
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Litquake

Originally hatched in a San Francisco pub in 1999, Litstock debuted as a free one-day reading series in Golden Gate Park. Founding writers Jane Ganahl and Jack Boulware realized quickly that book lovers craved something grander. Against the backdrop of a technology-crazed San Francisco, writers were still drawn to the city, and readers still appreciated the written word. | | In 2002, the festival was rechristened Litquake, and began expanding its programming to include all elements of the Bay Area literary scene. In 2004, the festival inaugurated an immediately successful closing night Lit Crawl bacchanal throughout the... Read More →


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