Lit Crawl Boston 2021 Lit Crawl Boston 2021

Broad Universe Rapid-Fire Reading


Clea Simon
Mystery Writers of America—New England

A former journalist, Clea Simon is the Boston Globe–bestselling author of nearly thirty mysteries. These alternate between cozies like her new A Cat on the Case, the third Witch Cat of Cambridge mystery, and darker psychological suspense (Hold Me Down, coming Oct. 5). 

E. C. Ambrose
Broad Universe

Former adventure guide E. C. Ambrose writes knowledge-inspired adventure fiction, like the Bone Guard archaeological thrillers and historical fantasy novella The King of Next Week, as well as The Dark Apostle series about medieval surgery.

Anne E. G. Nydam
Broad Universe

Anne E.G. Nydam has written and illustrated books for all ages. Whether in words or pictures, her work celebrates curiosity, wonder, adventure, and creativity. She is serious about joy.

Sarah Smith
Mystery Writers of America—New England

In international bestseller Sarah Smith's new novel, Crimes and Survivors, a young woman pianist struggles to survive Titanic and Jim Crow–era prejudice. William Martin says “Read it and be enthralled!” and it’s a 5-star book on a site beginning with A. Two of the earlier books in the series are New York Times Notable Books and one is a Waterstone’s Book of the Year. Her YA ghost thriller, The Other Side of Dark, set in Boston, won both the Agatha for best YA mystery of the year and the Massachusetts Book Award for best YA book of the year. Samuel Delany calls her Chasing Shakespeares “the best novel about the Bard since Nothing like the Sun.” Whenever she begins a new book, she’s convinced she knows nothing about writing. Until at least the third revision, she’s right. Smith lives in Brookline.


Local members of Broad Universe, an organization for female and under-privileged gender authors of speculative fiction, present their signature Rapid Fire Reading with authors E. C. Ambrose, Anne E. G. Nydam, Clea Simon, and Sarah SmithFour authors, eight minutes each--anything could happen!

$15; includes complimentary snacks (drinks available for purchase); pre-registration required