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., 06/26/2019
May 25, 2019 - 5:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

One part Mari Andrew, one part Marjane Satrapi, I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir is a triumphant tale of self-discovery, a celebration of a family's rich...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
May 25, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us for our May queer poetry night with Muriel Leung, Jos Charles, Ryka Aoki, Yosimar Reyes and Tommy Pico.

Pieter Space Studios
420 W Avenue 33
Los Angeles, CA 90031
May 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Workshop

Add some creativity to your week. This long-standing in-person generative, creative writing workshop takes place in West Hollywood, CA. Tap into your creative side, write work...

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Los Angeles Writers Group Headquarters
1728 Laurel Canyon Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
May 26, 2019 - 4:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Join Angela Peñaredondo, Douglas Manuel, Elisabeth Houston, Jamie FitzGerald, and Beyond Baroque in a reading and send-off for poet Brandi Spaethe before she departs Los...

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Beyond Baroque
681 North Venice Boulevard
Venice, CA 90291
May 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Fiction
Reading

PEN America hopes to see you at our May Book Club to discuss The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, who will deliver the 2019 Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture...

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Blu Elefant Cafe
2024 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90018
May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Each year the City of West Hollywood's Arts Division hosts the annual Lambda Lit Award Finalists reading as part of One City One Pride. 

West Hollywood City Council Chambers
625 North San Vicente Boulevard
West Hollywood, CA 90069
May 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

From one of our most astute observers of human nature, a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief...

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101