Literary Events Calendar

Poets & Writers lists readings, workshops, and other literary events held in cities across the country, including New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. If you are interested in attending an event, please be sure to get in touch with the contact person listed to confirm the time and place for the event.

E.g., 01/26/2020
January 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

ENCLAVE READING SERIES barrels out of the 2020 gate with a formidable line-up of authors you'll not find anywhere else on a cold New York January night. The intellectual and...

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Club Cumming
505 E. 6th Street 505 E. 6th Street
New York, NY 10009
January 27, 2020 - 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

with Edwin Frank, Marlon James, Colm Tóibín and others

New York Review Books is “a national treasure—responsible as they are for republishing or...

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92Y
1395 Lexington Avenue Buttenwieser Hall
New York, NY 10128
January 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Performance

An Evening of Humorous Readings is a monthly show of literary humorists reading their most literary humor! We feature short humor pieces, like the kind you find on...

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Caveat
21 A Clinton St.
New York, NY
January 28, 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

“Queerness is a longing that propels us onward, beyond romances of the negative and toiling in the present. Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not...

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Asian American Writers’ Workshop
110-112 West 27th Street (Between 6th and 7th Avenues) 6th Floor/Buzzer 600
New York, NY 10001
January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Reading

“Dying is very relaxing,” we learn in Notes Going Underground. This and other musings on life and death at the launch of Joram’s latest short story collection. 

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Shakespeare and Company (2020 Broadway)
2020 Broadway Between W 69th and W 70th Streets
New York City, NY 10023
January 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk/Performance

Five days of live radio and performance. From 1/29/2020 to 2/2/2020 at 46 Canal Street NYC and on radio.montezpress.com...

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Montez Press Radio
46 Canal Street #2
New York , NY 10002
January 29, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

The Young Lions Award winner and former Cullman fellow returns with a story of escape and survival in 1960s Laos.

United by devastating loss, Alisak, Prany, and Noi are...

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The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, USA 476 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY, USA
NEW YORK, NY 10018
January 30, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fiction
Reading

The year is 1979. The Iranian Revolution is just around the corner, as is a once-in-alifetime solar eclipse. Meanwhile, in the northeastern city of Naishapur, a retired judge...

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
January 30, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Book Launch: Paul Yoon presents Run Me to Earth
In conversation with Hernan Diaz
Reception to follow

From award-winning author...

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Greenlight Bookstore Fort Greene
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
February 1, 2020 - 11:30am to 3:30pm
Poetry
Reading/Workshop

From 11:30 AM - 1 PM, Celebrating 40th Anniversary of Poetry Center. From 1 PM - 3:30 PM Poetry Reading and Award Ceremony for the winners of the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry...

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Hamilton Club Building
32 Church Street 32 Church Street
Paterson, NJ 07505