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., 07/21/2019
July 21, 2019 - 4:00pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Jeffrey Kwitny presents and signs Desolation Lake. Desolation Lake tells two parallel stories: Chandler, the daughter Leo has never known, and her lover, Paul;...

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
July 24, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

In South Carolina in 1924, hardship is commonplace as the region is still recovering from the infamous boll weevil infestation that devastated the land and the economy....

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
July 25, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

One morning, Jessa-Lynn Morton walks into the family taxidermy shop to find that her father has committed suicide, right there on one of the metal tables. Shocked and grieving...

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

A handful of years ago Clark Allen had an idea for a movie. Shortly after the first idea he had a second idea. The second was followed by a third, and then...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
July 27, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry
Reading

 

LOS ANGELES, CA, July 27th 2019—As a part of our free monthly queer poetry reading series, our July 27th event will be held at Beyond Baroque (...

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Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd
Venice, CA 90291
July 30, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

In her debut novel, A Prayer for Travelers, Ruchika Tomar melds artful prose with a haunting narrative creating an arresting and electric portrait of...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
August 2, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Edith Magnusson's rhubarb pies are famous in the Twin Cities--they were named the third-best in the state of Minnesota and St. Anthony-Waterside Nursing Home has quickly...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
August 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Perpetually drunk and high, lovable degenerates Megg and Mogg have drifted through a life full of raucous antics and free of consequences. But their heavy drug use, once a...

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

In inland Southern California, near the desert and the Mexican border, Susan Straight, a self-proclaimed book nerd, and Dwayne Sims, an African American basketball player,...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027