How can I get involved with the Lit Walk?

You can curate a reading (organize), offer your business as a venue, donate to the RVA Lit Walk, spread the word about our event, and/or attend the readings.

How do I curate a reading?

We have established guidelines for curators that address how to find a venue, who to choose as readers, and how to manage the reading. These can be found here.

What kind of writers are welcome to read?

Published writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and hybrids.

Do you have to live in Richmond to be a curator or a reader?


Will there be an open mic?

This is in the works. Stay tuned.

If I don’t want to curate a reading, can I still be a reader?

Curating a reading guarantees you a spot as a reader. If you don’t want to curate, let us know about your interest and we’ll do our best to suggest you as a reader. However, curators, not the steering committee, ultimately choose their team of writers who will read.

Are there other ways I can volunteer?

We welcome volunteers. Let us know what you’re interested in doing!

How much does the event cost?

All events are free.

How do you manage to keep the event free?

We welcome donations in any amount (you can find our Go Fund Me page here), encourage you to buy drinks and food at the host venues, and, of course, to buy books from our authors.

Can I make my books available for sale?

Contact Chop Suey Books about selling books in their store and at the after party at Can Can. You might contact Fountain Bookstore and other indie stores about carrying your book.

Who is welcome at the after party?

Writers, readers, and friends of both.

Are you associated with the other lit crawls around the country?

In spirit only, as part of a movement of literature lovers.

You didn’t answer my question in this list.

Contact us and we will get back to you with an answer.