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., 02/20/2020
December 22, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Treat yourself to a beer or cocktail and an hour of silent sustained reading with your fellow book lovers! Mingle at our bar before and after reading.

“A good book is an...

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The Center for Fiction
15 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
December 22, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Evil Hour Evening Reading hosted by Lance Scott Walker featuring Tod Ashley, Shenequa Golding, Quincy Flowers, JB Roté

The Owl Music Parlor
497 Rogers Ave 70 Commercial St, Apt-305
Brooklyn, NY 11225
December 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

A free monthly handwriting event led by nonprofit organization The Writing Den. Open to everyone, all materials provided!

When was last time you wrote a letter...

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Housing Works Bookstore Cafe
126 Crosby St
New York, NY 10012
January 7, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Mark Weiss’ bilingual anthology, The Whole Island: Six Decades of Cuban Poetry, was published by the University of California Press at the end of 2009...

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Espresso 77
35-57 77th Street
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
January 7, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Doors open 30 minutes before the start of the event.

Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different.

Then one...

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Strand Books
828 Broadway at 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
January 7, 2020 - 7:30pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction

Book Launch: Voices of Lefferts: Volume 2, No. 2
Featuring contributors Dianna Sapp, Marcia Lloyd, Bernie Jones, Bob Marvin, Caroline...

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Greenlight Bookstore Prospect Lefferts Gardens
632 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
January 7, 2020 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living, with her confidence-driven brand, showing other women how to do the same. So she is shocked when her...

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
January 7, 2020 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Join co-hosts Amy Joy Robateau and Tim W. Brown at the biweekly Art in the Basin open mic. Poetry, fiction, storytelling, all spoken word...

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Mon Amour Coffee and Wine
234 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY 10463