Lit Crawl Boston 2021 Lit Crawl Boston 2021

Face Your Fears and Find Your Treasure


The New York Times Review called Erica Ferencik's Into the Jungle, one woman's terrifying journey of survival in the Bolivian Amazon, one of the "Summer of 2019's Best Thrillers." Erica Ferencik's debut bestseller, The River at Night, was a #1 Oprah Pick. Girl in Ice, set to publish in January 2022, is about a linguist who ventures hundreds of miles north of the Arctic Circle to try to communicate with a young girl who has thawed from the ice alive—speaking a language no one understands. 

Sandra A. Miller’s memoir, Trove: A Woman’s Search for Truth and Buried Treasure, has won seven awards, including gold in the Nautilus Book Awards. Her fiction, essays, and articles have appeared in hundreds of publications that include The Washington Post, Spirituality & Health, and the Globe Magazine. As part of a Glamour magazine project, one of her essays was turned into a short film called Wait, starring Kerry Washington, and directed by Trudie Styler. She teaches journalism at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.


Join us for an evening about the perils and rewards of facing and embracing fear, as authors Sandra A. Miller and Erica Ferencik share tales from their own dark woods. There will be a brief exploration exercise to make everyone a little braver, and some inspiration to lead you onto your own path to discovery and treasure. In fact, one lucky participant will even leave with some loot. Erica spent a month in the depths of the Amazon rainforest, researching her novel Into the Jungle. Sandra details a life of treasure hunting and foreign adventures in her memoir, Trove: A Woman’s Search for Truth and Buried Treasure. They are both very brave.

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