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., 08/19/2018
August 19, 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Avenue 50 Studio invites you to join us for 

in & of this world
:a reading by five women

Gina Alexandra, Dorothy Barresi, Sara Borjas, Jessica Ceballos y...

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Avenue 50 Studio
131 N. Ave 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042
August 20, 2018 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

LA poet Arminé Iknadossian curates our selections -- always the best of what's new. We read and discuss, going as deep as we can in one sitting. 

In August, we look at...

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The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
August 21, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Poetry/Creative Nonfiction

Red Hen Press presents a reading with Maurya Simon, Eloise Klein Healy, Debbie Clarke Moderow and Amber Flora Thomas, with dance by Sheetal Gandhi.

Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy
Santa Monica, CA 90402
August 21, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

Journalists John Carlos Frey, Massoud Hayoun, and Jenni Monet will join moderator Kat Chow (NPR’s Code Switch) in conversation on today’s politicized headlines—...

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The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever
6000 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90038
August 23, 2018 - 10:30am to 12:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Please join us for the next Poets & Writers' Literary Roundtable Meeting hosted by the West Hollywood Library. This free, informal meeting is a great...

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West Hollywood Library Community Meeting Room
625 N San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
August 24, 2018 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

The Difficult to Name Reading Series highlights some of the best writers in L.A.

The August edition features readings and performances by

Hallie Cantor (...

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Stories Books and Cafe
1716 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
August 25, 2018 - 5:00pm

Katie Ford reads from her poetry collection If You Have To Go, with David St. John.

The poems in Katie Ford’s fourth collection implore their audience—the...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
August 26, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

FEATURED READERS: Jessica Gallion aka Yellawoman, Alyesha Wise-Hernandez, B.A. Williams, Imani Tolliver, Jaha Zainabu, Asia Bryant-Wilkerson, & Aleah Bradshaw aka Nyfe....

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Hollywood Hotel
1160 North Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
August 29, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

PEN America and The Edison hope to see you at our August Book Club to discuss How to Survive a Summer by Nick White.

Free and open to all, both PEN America...

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The Edison
W 2nd St #101
Los Angeles, CA 90012