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., 10/23/2018
October 23, 2018 - 7:30pm

In her stunning new translation of The Odyssey—the first-ever English translation by a woman—renowned classics scholar Emily Wilson brings a fresh perspective to Homer...

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Hammer Museum
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024
October 23, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Celebrate the publication of great weather for MEDIA's latest anthology, Suitcase of Chrysanthemums, and meet an indie press looking for new voices. 


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Stories Books & Cafe
1716 W Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our October Book Club to discuss The Sellout by Paul...

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The Edison
108 W 2nd St, #101
Los Angeles,, CA 90012
October 24, 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Join the National Book Foundation and the Los Angeles Public Library for the launch of the Literature for Justice program, a three-year initiative by the National Book...

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Los Angeles Public Library - Central Library
630 West 5th Street Central Library
Los Angeles, CA 90071
October 24, 2018 - 7:30pm

Rajiv Mohabir is an Indo-Caribbean American author of two poetry collections, The Taxidermist’s Cut and Cowherd’s Son, and four chapbooks. He is the winner of...

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Otis College of Art and Design
9045 Lincoln Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90045
October 26, 2018 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Iris Jamahl Dunkle is the current Poet Laureate of Sonoma County, CA. Interrupted Geographies, published by Trio House Press, is her third collection of poetry.  It was...

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Bellflower 102
1777 North Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90815
October 27, 2018 - 8:00pm

What Books Press, an L.A. based literary publisher, presents Los Angeles poets Bill Mohr, author of Hold-Outs: The Los Angeles Poetry Renaissance 1948-1992, and Paul...

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Beyond Baroque
681 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291