Saturday, June 17th Lineup

Sebastopol Downtown Association + the Sebastopol Regional Library welcome literary and art aficionados, friends of the Crawl, titans of our cultural crossroads to one small town’s first ever LITerature & ART Crawl!

11 am              Children’s Story Hour / Librarian Courtney Klein

reads on Village Bakery Green / 6760 McKinley

12 noon          Laptop Fiction Challenge / BRING YOUR OWN! 

Crooked Goat Brewing  / Morris at McKinley

1:00 pm          Local Writers Read /  McTigue, Matisse, Hennessy, Lawton, Tracey, Miller, Stark, Power, Julian

Copperfield’s Books  138 N. Main

2 pm +            Artist Reception / Beth Hibbard

Kitty Hawk Gallery  / 125 N. Main

2, 3 and 4 pm      Artist Demonstrations / gousche, watercolor, pastel

Sebastopol Gallery  / 150 N. Main

3:00 pm          Poetry Readings /   from History of Sonoma County Poetry Contest

Copperfield’s Books  /  138 N. Main

4 pm +            Artist Book Signing /   Julianna Skai Arbor a.k.a. Tree Girl

Milk & Honey  / 123 N. Main

5 pm +            New Writers / OPEN MIC!  

HopMonk Tavern   / 230 Petaluma (cut through p-lot at S. Main + Burnett)

5:30 +              Artist Reception + Kefiry Tasting  

Gypsy Café   / 162 N. Main

6::00              “I’m Not Finished” – local writers read 

Gypsy Café   / 162 N. Main

7 pm +            ‘Comics Can Too Read’ / OPEN MIC! 

Crooked Goat Brewing  /  Morris at McKinley

7 pm +            ‘Chasing the Harvest’ – reading / Gabriel Thompson 

Copperfield’s Books   / 138 N. Main


Saturday June 17th

There will be signup boards at the Crooked Goat for the Laptop Fiction Challenge at noon (bring your own laptop).  At the end of the Crawl, the Goat’s ‘Comics Can Too Read’ is an open mic at 7:00 (bring yourself).

At 5:00, HopMonk’s New Writers will take over the mic from the stage in the Beer Garden – also, it’s open to all local writers who would like to read a short piece.

Then at 6:00, it’s Gypsy Cafe’s “I’m Not Finished” which is all about that work in progress – give them a heads up so we can fit you in.  Wear a hat for feedback!

Gypsy Cafe turns into Club Gypsy

For a couple of hours late in the day on Saturday during the ‘Crawl’, the Gypsy will offer their stage to a handful of local writers who will muster the courage to read from a work in progress.

Before they take the stage, the Gypsy will turn over the bar to The Kefiry for tastings while ‘Crawlers’ (you) take in the Gypsy Treasure Boxes brought in for the day.

5:30  Tasting Bar and Gypsy Boxes art show
6:00  “I’m not finished” – readings by writers of works-in-progress



Book Reading On The Lawn

Did You Know?  The Sebastopol Regional Library has its roots in the first parcel map of Sebastopol drafted in 1871. The first modern use of the land was a schoolhouse.

11:00 to noon
Children’s Story Time on the Lawn

Kicking off the day, our librarian Courtney will read children’s books to all gathered on the wonderful grassy lawn in front of Village Bakery.

happily sponsored by the Sebastopol Regional Library – and Village Bakery!

Crooked Goat Brewing Joins the Crawl

This craft beer brewery and taproom serves innovative beers with a distinctive West County style – but there’s more.  Crooked Goat is offering their new lounge attached to the tasting room for some pretty fun stuff – fun being the pivotal word.

12:00 noonit’s the
Laptop Fiction Challenge

bring your own laptops, sign in on the chalkboard and settle in, connect to the WI FI and write – winning fiction receives Crooked Goat merch!

7:00 pm –  
Comics Can Too Read’

return for this open mic session – it’s improv literature 101  -where local comics and clever folks stand up to the mic in our own version of the ‘Telephone’ game (that’s where the beer comes in!)

pride and Crooked Goat merch are the prizes

Sebastopol Gallery celebrating its 10th year!

Nature photographer Jim Cyb will be featured among the artists of this collective.  His show, is “Birds of a Feather”

Please join us to learn and look and talk about art and lit

2:00 artists demonstrations

2-3 pm:  Lucy Martin, demonstrating gouache technique

3-4 pm:  Susan St. Thomas, demonstrating watercolor technique

4-5 pm:  Teri Sloat, demonstrating pastel technique


Kitty Hawk Gallery

Kitty Hawk Gallery – est. 2014 – is a curated space which hosts exhibitions of visual art – especially work by local emerging artists.

Featured artist during L+A Crawl 2017 is Beth Hibbard of Petaluma.

2:00  artist reception

To sustain Kitty Hawk’s brick and mortar showcase, founder and artist Grace Levine ethically sources unique finds and products created by small footprint producers from around the globe.


Local Writers + Poets rock the house at Copperfield’s Books

One of our country’s great independent bookstores, Copperfield’s home base on Main Street is hosting a revelry of poets and writers during this year’s ‘Crawl’.

Local Writers Read  1:00

an amazing line up of writers including:

Amanda McTigue
Iliana Matisse
Claire Hennessy
Becca Lawton
Julia Park Tracey
Carol E. Miller
Elizabeth Stark
Angie Power

and, Christina Julian


3:00 – 4:00  Poetry Hour

featuring winning poets from

The History of Sonoma County / A Poetry Contest for Adults and Youth

coordinated by Sonoma County’s Poet Laureate, Iris Jamahl Dunkle

Jamahl will read along with

Owen Dawson
Christine Walker
Steve Trenam
Ernesto Garay
Suzanne Maxson
Sandy Eastoak
Nina Tepedino
Cynthia Poten



Milk and Honey

This unique store is filled with spiritual gifts that support paths towards healing, wholeness, and delight.  Celebrating the Goddess, the feminine Divine in all of us, Milk and Honey offers workshops and classes, Tarot card readings and spiritual counseling.

During Lit & Art Crawl, the store will feature photographs and books by Tree Girl.

2:30  reading and book signing
with Julianna Skai Arbor
aka TreeGirl

has been on the forefront of the fields of ecotherapy and nature connection since she began creating self-portraits with trees in 1995.

TreeGirl will have a raffle for a free book and offer special discounts on her photographs!

Saturday, June 17th – we crawl

This is Sebastopol’s first-ever

Literature & Art Crawl

it’s where art + voice take to the streets cultivated in the towns, harvested from the rows of the rich landscape that is West County.

Take a look at ‘How to Crawl’ for tips.  It’s easy – sneak away from the house if you have to; drag your friends your kids, your extended family with you; take your new ‘other’ on a first date – what can go wrong?

This is Destination Sebastopol 2.0.  Join us!


photograph by Rob Scheid

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