The Indianapolis Literary Pub Crawl was co-founded by Erin Cataldi and Heather Howard in 2013.  Both are non-stop readers and hope to help spread their love of reading by supporting Indy Reads, an organization that helps teach literacy to residents of central Indiana. In 2015 they were joined by Jennifer Harmon, another librarian who also has a passion for literacy and in 2017 Mahsin Martinson also came on board.