have a free 2023 festival map, for free
We wanted to make double-extra-positively sure that you are fully empowered to get where you need to go on festival day in... well let's do a quick count here... maybe FIVE different ways? 1. We have a City Guide on our Insta account, 2. we have an interactive street map on Gggle, 3. we have a paper map, which you can grab for free, or 4. we have this map. (5.) It's available on our lintkree too.
The format of the map is a tri-fold 11x17 double-sided color pamphlet. The pink page is the top or cover page. The blue page, page one, is Leg 1, folded under that. Inside the top page is a continuation of Leg 1 on a blue panel. Below that is Leg 2, orange. Leg 3 begins on the lower right side of the map and continues on the middle back panel. Every event has a short description to help give an idea of the reading. If you need more info, use the QR code next to that entry.
Whether you print this out yourself or keep it on your phone or smart tablet (or however you fly with the web's wealth of knowledge and power at your disposal) we want to make this guide fully available for all. Feel free to use it in conjunction with our list of events. Underlined locations are hyperlinked from the pdf to gggle maps. They may open up in your maps app, if you happen to slap that flap.
Beast Crawl Literary Festival
PS: For those of you who want to know why the map is all wonky, well when we were out venue scouting we kept passing bus stops so we snapped a photo of the map on one of the bus stops. Here is the original photo. If you look closely you can tell exactly where that bus stop is. The circles mark walking distances of 5 minutes. There's a crack running through the Oakland Convention Center. There's a tag running between Franklin and Webster, yeah. But that's Oakland.
it all begins at latham square
Latham Square, (a triangle actually, not a square) in front of Dusk Coffee, has a statue of Breonna Taylor and a fountain built in 1913.
This public plaza is situated where Telegraph and Broadway meet, at the junction of Uptown, Downtown, and the historic 14th Street Corridor, adjacent to Old Oakland.
Start your visit to Beast Crawl Literary Festival here. Look for the Beast Crawl banner!
Welcome to the Info Table!
Begins at 3:00pm
Open until 8:00pm
Buy some merch, ask some questions, sign our email list, get involved with Oakland Community literature, literacy projects, and Oakland arts revitalization. Support Oakland literary communities.
We'll be able to direct you to your first/ next stop, or come back and ask us for directions whenever you need it. We'll be set up starting at 3:00pm so get here early and get a FREE map before we run out. We will close by 8:00pm.
Leg 1: Oakland Youth Poet Laureate
Leg 2: Music by Brooke D.
Leg 3: J. De Salvo Open Mic
After that we expect to see you at the First Edition bar & lounge for the 4th Leg Afterparty at 8:30pm!
Pick up your free map from our Info Table. One per group/ individual.
Get to know some literary community partners. Black Lawrence Press, the publisher who took on a lot of Nomadic Press' titles and Chapter 510 & the Department of Make Believe, a youth literacy program!
Brooke D. is a multidimensional artist, musician, producer, and storyteller, born and raised in the Bay Area. Her greatest wish is not just to tell her own story, but the human story through her work. In a world rife with injustice and uncertainty, Brooke is here to tell the truth, follow the whims of her heart, and inspire others to do the same. While her creativity and travels have taken her worldwide, she always returns home with new tricks and gifts to share with the community. You can find her performing in the Bay Area in sparkly boots until the fall.
Dusk Coffee strives to be your number one coffee shop destination in Oakland, CA. With years of knowledge in brewing coffee, you can trust that our coffee is unique, delicious, and perfect. In addition, we are a black-owned coffee shop and are proud of the quality of our pastries and beverages you enjoy. We strive to provide you with the freshest and most delicious menu options with the outstanding customer service you deserve. To explore our fantastic selection of food and drinks, please don't hesitate to contact or visit Dusk Coffee today!
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