Boston Book Festival 2020 Boston Book Festival 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Lit Crawl Global: Feel It, Speak It
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In 2020, many Lit Crawls worldwide were cancelled due to COVID-19, so Lit Crawl Global decided to gather everyone for one big virtual literary hoedown. We're pleased to join our literary colleagues in Kells (Ireland), Cheltenham (England), Angers (France), Wellington (New Zealand), Los Angeles, and Seattle for this event, broadcast from Manny's, in the heart of San Francisco's Mission District.

Lit Crawl Boston's entry features D. Ruff, Tim Hall, and producer Seoul Music. D. Ruff represents Team Be Spoken, core members of the long-running "Feel It, Speak It" open mic—a collective of spoken word artists, community activists, and individuals who are determined to change the world one talent at a time. He is the author of "Staying on 94: Tales from a Misguided Soul" and the creative director of the Boston Pulse Poetry program. Tim Hall is a musician and performance poet from Detroit now residing in Boston. His poetry charts the nuances of blackness, masculinity, and the beauties of life. An Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music, he was twice nominated for Session Musician of the Year by the Boston Music Awards and was honored by WBUR's ARTery as one of 25 millennials of color impacting arts and culture in Boston. Hip-hop producer Seoul Music is one-half of Rush Hour, a production duo with fellow Boston-bred producer Bizz. The team earned first place in Boston for iStandard Beast of the Beats, a worldwide producing competition.