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., 11/12/2019
November 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Joan Didion has been one of California’s most acute observers since the early 1960s; in such books as "Slouching Towards Bethlehem" and "The White Album", she lays bare both...

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
November 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

A literary meandering into the mythology of place and what a novel can be, inspired by the author’s time spent at an artist residency in small-town Texas. 

In his...

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Skylight Books Los Angeles
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
November 15, 2019 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

In the age of Banksy, hipster street art, and commissioned wall murals, it’s easy to forget graffiti’s complicated and often violent past in the United States. From the 1970s...

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Skylight Books Los Angeles
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
November 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Off the Page: The Story Behind the Stanzas is a poetry storytelling event. Three celebrated poets from the greater Long Beach area will read poems and tell the...

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Billie Jean King Main Library
200 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
November 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Angie Cruz will be in conversation with Alex Espinoza for this event.

Fifteen-year-old Ana Cancion never dreamed of moving to America, the way the girls she grew up with...

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
November 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction
Reading

Four readers from UC Irvine’s MFA program will be showcasing their work from this year. Please join us for an entertaining and inspirational evening of fiction and poetry....

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The Last Bookstore
453 S Spring St – Ground Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90013