BEAST CRAWL LITERARY FESTIVAL
Oakland's Premiere Festival for Literary Arts & Performance
Beast Crawl is not a singular event, place or time. It is a confluence of writers, performing artists, musicians, and other like-minded souls, dreaming transformation into life on the streets, sidewalks, and community spaces of our beloved Oakland.
THE BEAST IS PRIVILEGED AND HONORED TO CRAWL AND READ ON NATIVE OHLONE-CHOCHENY-KARKIN LAND
Oakland's longest running literary festival continues.
Bay Area Love
The focus has always been on the East Bay but the invitations have always been to the world, welcoming artists to "The Town" where the locals and the rest of the world come together.
The Beast Crawls on Four Legs
When "East Bay" is translated from pig latin to English, the result is "Beast." While many Beast Crawl Festivals have traditionally gone on four legs, we are fashioning new ways to present the Festival.
Beast Crawl Lit Fest is preparing to step into new media and new commitments to accessible, leveraged platforms of literature, as we reach out to the wider world we all share.