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., 07/21/2018
July 22, 2018 - 3:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Weisman, author of the memoir As I Live and Breathe, makes her fiction debut with the story of the interfaith wedding of Elizabeth, a recent Emory Law School graduate...

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
July 25, 2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Our narrator should be happy, shouldn't she? She's young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper...

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
July 26, 2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

When MacNicol turned forty, she was still single and childless. Rather than submit to hetero-normative conventions that cast independent women as pitiable or selfish, MacNicol...

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
July 28, 2018 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Gold drew on the accomplished and idiosyncratic lives of a magician and an actor for his novels Carter Beats the Devil and Sunnyside. Now he tells the equally...

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
July 29, 2018 - 5:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Goolrick broke readers’ hearts with his Southern drama A Reliable Wife, and he returns to the mid-century American South with this new epic. His heroine, Diana Cooke,...

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008
July 30, 2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

This event, originally to take place at Union Market, has been rescheduled to the Wharf.

Tonight I’m Someone Else by Chelsea Hodson explores the realities of...

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Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
July 31, 2018 - 9:00pm
Poetry
Performance

ALL THOSE PARTICIPATING IN THE SLAM MUST ARRIVE BY 7:30 AND BUY THEIR TICKETS IN PERSON!!

$5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online ...

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Busboys and Poets, Brookland
625 Monroe Street NE
Washington, DC 20017
August 2, 2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

An outspoken critic of today’s rape culture, Tamblyn wrote in a recent Glamour column that women can change the way women are talked about and treated. In her...

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Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Coming ten years after his acclaimed All the Sad Young Literary Men, Gessen’s second novel was worth the wait. Unfolding in 2008, the narrative focuses on Andrei, who...

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Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008