This year, the Boston Book Fest’s Lit Crawl is “taking it to the streets,” in that all events will be OUTSIDE! The June 10 eventincludes three evening sessions (at 6, 7, and 8 pm), and I am thrilled that I’ll be part of two events, both taking place in Cambridge’s Central Square. The first – at 6 p.m. – is a Mystery Writers of America “Making a Mystery,” at Starlight Square 84 Bishop Allen Drive (the stage in the H-Mart parking lot). If you’ve been to one of these interactive events before, you know what to expect. If not, think “game show” meets “plotting the perfect murder.” I’ll be joined by Sarah Smith, Kate Flora, Dale Phillips, TIllia Jacobs, and Elaine Isaak.) This 40-minute event is FREE (though you are encouraged to donate).

Then, at 8 p.m., Broad Universe is hosting a rapid-fire reading on the Dial Restaurant Roofdeck at 907 Mass. Ave. This is a TICKETED event, but the $15 fee covers appetizers and (some) beverages. (The Lit Crawl is trying to help out our hard-hit restaurants and watering places.) All events will be capacity limited by COVID guidelines, so if you can register ahead! Look for a whole cast of authors doing quick reads – and signing books after!

Rain date for the Lit Crawl is Wed., June 16.