Lit Crawl Blow Out

Lit Crawl's East Side party mixes literary superstars and Austin creatives

Lit Crawl after-party mixes literary superstars and Austin creatives

Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4973
Adrian Todd Zuniga, Jenn Shapland. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4860
Ojii Ndibe, Heather Terrell, Meredith Barnes, Okey Ndibe, Bronwen Hurska. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4900
Jack Boulware, founder of Lit Crawl, Jill Meyers, Paul W. Morris. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4919
Melinda Moustakis, Teddy Wayne. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4921
Ben Seanor, Vanessa Vought. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4933
Kirsten Meehan, Ethan Wilensky-Lanford. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4940
Raquel Urban, Amanda North, Marco Gutierrez. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4958
Owen Egerton, Zachary K., Adam Mansbach. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4962
Steph Opitz, Sara Ortiz, Paul W. Morris. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4914
Katie Towne trying on a witch's hat. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5001
Kara Holecamp, Tyler Thompson. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5013
Party goers dancing. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5062
Michael Rosenbaum, Thomas Ward. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5095
Megan Mead. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5112
John Poynor dances with friends. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5152
Adrian Todd Zuniga dancing. Photo by Jon Shapley
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4973
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4860
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4900
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4919
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4921
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4933
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4940
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4958
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4962
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 4914
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5001
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5013
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5062
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5095
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5112
Lit Crawl After Party at Public School 5152

The country's literati and Austin's hipsterati converged Saturday night at the official Lit Crawl after party hosted at Public School on East 7th Street. Sponsored by local press A Strange Object, the party was a chance for visiting authors, Texas Book Festival moderators, participants and fans to celebrate another successful year of the famed literary fest.

Participants spent the evening "crawling" the East Side with such authors as R.L. Stine, Amy Brill, Cindy St. John and Mark Binelli. Literature fans watched Derek Waters, creator of Drunk History, act out plots from famous novels as told by drunk participants. Those wanting to show of their trivia skills went up against Reza Aslan in "Nerd Jeopardy" where the questions were all about pop culture and literature.

By 10 pm, the after-party kicked off with brews courtesy of Austin Beerworks and vodka by Dripping Springs. Jack Boulware (founder of Lit Crawl) hung out with folks like Ojii Ndibe, Heather Terrell, Meredith Barnes and Okey Ndibe. Held just a few days before Halloween, Katie Towne rocked a witch's hat while Ben Seanor wore some mouse ears. Kirsten Meehan, Ethan Wilensky-Lanford, Steph Opitz, Sara Ortiz and Paul W. Morris were also in attendance.

By midnight, the party ended with folks grooving on the dance floor, exchanging costume accessories and celebrating another year of Lit Crawl in the books.