Lit Crawl

Added on by Jessie Aufiery.

The Betsy-South Beach (all photos courtesy of Gesi Schilling)

The Betsy-South Beach (all photos courtesy of Gesi Schilling)

Miami’s inaugural Lit Crawl began at 6 pm on Friday, April 25 at The Betsy-South Beach's B Bar with readings by Chase Twichell and Russell Banks.

Scott Cunningham introduced the pair, saying that Twichell had been the inspiration for the name O, Miami: the phrase was taken from one of her poems.

Chase Twichell 

Chase Twichell 

Banks announced that he would be reading “a few poems and a pornographic fairy tale I wrote in my twenties”.

Russell Banks

Russell Banks

Bicycle spoke cards created off the clock by staff members of The Poetry Society of America were available for anyone planning to participate in Lit Crawl Miami via bike.

Melody Santiago Cummings hands out unofficial Poetry Society of America bicycle spoke cards.

Melody Santiago Cummings hands out unofficial Poetry Society of America bicycle spoke cards.

When the reading was over, participants were free to choose their next event from the Lit Crawl map, which was distributed at The Betsy.

P. Scott Cunningham, still sharp at the end of a long, literature-filled night.

P. Scott Cunningham, still sharp at the end of a long, literature-filled night.