WANT TO JOIN THE BEAST? We are currently looking for enthusiastic and committed volunteers to fill key committee positions—Website/IT, public relations, graphic design, event planning, and other organizational roles. This is a rare opportunity to be a voice on the inside of the beast, and to help build and hold the space for the local Bay Area literary community. Winning candidates will get to meet numerous local writers and help organize this year’s lit crawl, scheduled for September 2, 2017. Beast Crawl also looks great on a resume!

The commitment would include a few hours a month and involve specific tasks (such as updating the website or handling PR, designing fliers, emailing, or coordinating volunteer activities) as well as attending semi-regular planning meetings once or twice a month. 

In addition to new committee members, we are (always) seeking general volunteers to help out for an hour or two on the day of the event, and we’d love to have you in either or both capacities, depending on your skill set and availability.

Please send inquiries to http://beastcrawl.weebly.com/contact-us.html

Include a description of what why you are interested, what skills you have, and what level of commitment you are offering. Strong candidates will have experience, follow through, problem-solving skills, flexibility, time, an interest in writing and/or the lit scene, a sense of humor and live in or near Oakland.  

Website/IT/Graphic Design Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

Poet, Writer, Educator


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April 2, 2017
5:00 PM

Telegraph Beer Garden
2318 Telegraph, Oakland
(between 23rd & 24th St)

All ages!

Win fabulous raffle prizes donated by local businesses!

Hat Party sponsored by Telegraph Beer Garden
Suggested donation $5

10% of sales at Telegraph are donated to the Beast!

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Beast Crawl 

Literary Festival

Curator Applications are open now through April 9, 2017

BEAST CRAWL is Uptown Oakland’s free annual literary festival, featuring more than 200 poets, writers and performance artists in a single night, spread out over three hours and 40 local galleries, bars, restaurants, cafés, and storefronts, including Telegraph Beer Garden, Awaken Café, Farley’s East, Era Art Bar, Youth Radio, Spice Monkey, Starline Social Club, Feelmore Adult Gallery, Pro Arts Gallery, Layover, E.M. Wolfman Books, Legionnaire, and many more. 

Beast Crawl 2017 will happen on Saturday, September 2, (Labor Day Weekend) in Uptown Oakland. 

Each leg of The Beast lasts one hour, and offers a dozen different 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, curators, readers, and venues are all searchable on our website: beastcrawl.weebly.com

Printed crawl maps will be available in the East Bay Express, on the day of the festival at all the Leg 1 events, and at the Beast Crawl Information Table in front of The Legionnaire Saloon.

Everyone is invited to the Leg 4 After Parties (marked with stars on the crawl map) starting at 9pm at The Legionnaire Saloon (drinks, dancing, 21+) and Telegraph Beer Garden (food, drinks, all ages).

Every city should have its own unique literary identity, and Beast Crawl is the beating literary heart of Oakland. 

Beast Crawl Literary Festival
Saturday, September 2, 2017
5pm - 9pm readings
9:30pm - 2am afterparty
Uptown Oakland

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Learn more about Beast Crawl on our website!