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., 01/27/2020
January 27, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Karrabing Film Collective member and Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University, Elizabeth Povinelli will show images, and read from and...

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REDCAT
631 W. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90301
January 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Lydia Quixano Pérez lives in the Mexican city of Acapulco. She runs a bookstore. She has a son, Luca, the love of her life, and a wonderful husband who is a journalist. And...

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
January 29, 2020 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

With luminous insight and fervent prose, Andre Perry's debut collection of personal essays, Some of Us Are Very Hungry Now, travels from Washington, DC to Iowa City to...

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Skylight Books Los Angeles
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
January 31, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

A blend of searing social commentary and speculative fiction, Chana Porter’s fresh, pointed debut is perfect for fans of Jeff VanderMeer and Carmen Maria Machado....

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Skylight Books Los Angeles
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
February 1, 2020 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Talk

In a special reading and discussion for the Public and Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. Sorority book club, Altadena Poet Laureate/Author Hazel Clayton Harrison will read excerpts from...

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Alkebu-lan Cultural Center
1435 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
February 1, 2020 - 8:30pm to 10:00pm
Poetry/Fiction
Reading/Talk

Award-winning novelist, poet, and short fiction writer John Keene exemplifies the genre fluidity at the leading edge of literature today. In his REDCAT presentation as the 2020...

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REDCAT
631 W 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
February 4, 2020 - 7:30pm
Poetry
Reading

Romance or the End takes up the tools of romantic narrative in order to perform the rupture between self and story that occurs at the onset of trauma. Using known and...

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Skylight Books Los Angeles
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
February 5, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

In the highly anticipated follow-up to his beloved debut, What Belongs to You, Garth Greenwell deepens his exploration of foreignness, obligation, and...

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Skylight Books Los Angeles
1818 N Vermont Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
February 5, 2020 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Ottessa Moshfegh’s first book, the novella McGlue, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. She is the author of the short story collection...

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OTIS Visiting Writers Series
9045 Lincoln Boulevard The Forum, Goldsmith Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90045