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"…and the beast shall crawl on four legs."
"…and the beast shall crawl on four legs."

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On July 12th, 2014, Uptown Oakland’s Beast Crawl will hold its third annual free literary festival featuring more than a hundred writers in a single night, spread out over three hours and numerous local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts. Past venues have included Telegraph Beer Garden, Awaken Café, Farley's East, Era Art Bar & Lounge, Café RandeVu, The Legionnaire Saloon, and many more.

The inaugural 2012 literary festival, the first of its kind in the East Bay, was a huge success, attracting over 1500 audience members to the heart of Oakland’s burgeoning Uptown district. Last year's 2013 festival grew on that success with even more curators, events, venues, and readings.

To curate these literary events for Beast Crawl, we invite a diverse collection of local reading series producers and literary rock stars including Tourettes Without Regrets, Quiet Lightning, Berkeley Poetry Slam, Lip Service West and many more.

Each leg of the Beast lasts one hour, and offers as many as a dozen readings to chose from. There’s a half hour break between literary legs for socializing and relocating to a new venue before the next reading begins. We recommend choosing one reading per leg. You can even plan your route in advance. Crawl maps listing all the venues, curators, legs, and after-party locations will be available online and at all the Leg 1 events.

The name “Beast Crawl” derives from the Pig Latin for Beast, which is East Bay, symbolized by the classic Oakland image of the giant cranes that stalk our shore. We think every city should have its own unique literary identity, and Beast Crawl is the beating literary heart of Oakland. 

1st leg: 5pm to 6pm
2nd leg: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
3rd leg: 8pm to 9pm
4th leg: 9pm to 2am (After Party)

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The Beast Crawl is split into four separate legs with multiple reading events happening during the first three legs. We give you a half hour between each leg to get from one venue to the next, but considering the large number of simultaneous activities, make sure you plan your route ahead of time! 

The lineup is now final and the legs occur at these times:
1st leg: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
2nd leg: 6:30pm to 7:30pm
3rd leg: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
4th leg: (After Party): 9pm to ???

#beastcrawl   #uptown   #oakland  

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