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., 07/18/2019
September 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Louise Penny, author of the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, presents her latest novel,...

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Ace Hotel
929 South Broadway Theatre
Los Angeles, CA 90015
September 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Dove "Birdie" Randolph works hard to be the perfect daughter and follow the path her parents have laid out for her: She quit playing her beloved soccer, she keeps her nose...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
September 6, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

In Mark Haines’s former life, he was an evangelical youth pastor, a role model, and a family man—until he abandoned his wife, his daughter, and his beliefs. Now he’s marking...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
September 26, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

In a modern-day United States just a step away from our own, time travel is possible – in fact, it has existed for as long as humanity itself. Jumping into the past is simple,...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
October 1, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

The thrilling follow-up to the award-winning Bluebird, Bluebird: Texas Ranger Darren Matthews is on the hunt for a boy who's gone missing - but it's the boy's family...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
October 4, 2019 - 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

A poetry compilation recounting a woman’s journey from self-loathing to self-acceptance, confusion to clarity, and bitterness to forgiveness.

Following in the footsteps...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
October 6, 2019 - 5:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

When Nefertiti Austin, a single African-American woman, decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system, she was unprepared for the fact there is no...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
October 10, 2019 - 11:45am
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

With the virtuosic synthesis of memoir, criticism, and journalism for which she has become known, Leslie Jamison offers us fourteen new essays that are by turns ecstatic,...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
October 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

A tale of two idiots--the handsome, charismatic Troy Augustus Loudermilk and his unassuming, socially anxious friend Harry Rego--who, in the early days of the new millennium,...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
October 22, 2019 - 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

In his much-anticipated follow-up to The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, poet, essayist, biographer, and music critic Hanif Abdurraqib has written a book of poems about how...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027