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., 01/17/2019
January 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

For years Lori Orr believed her Los Angeles firefighter dad was a selfless hero. When Lori's dad was arrested and charged with four murders and countless arson fires, it was...

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Vroman’s Bookstore
695 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
January 18, 2019 - 7:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Brittany Ackerman discusses her collection of essays The Perpetual Motion Machine with Davy Rothbart. Brittany Ackerman teaches Critical Studies at AMDA College and...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry
Reading

LOOSE LIPS is dedicated to bringing a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga and to provide audiences and authors with a poetic forum and community. Our...

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Topanga Library
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
January 19, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry
Reading

LOOSE LIPS is dedicated to bringing a diverse array of the best contemporary poets to Topanga and to provide audiences and authors with a poetic forum and community. Our...

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Topanga Library
122 N Topanga Canyon Blvd.
Topanga, CA 90290
January 19, 2019 - 5:00pm
Poetry
Reading/Talk

Tommy Pico reads from his new collection of poetry Junk with Joseph Osmundson. Building on IRL and Nature Poem, Tommy Pico’s ...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
January 20, 2019 - 5:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Inspired by the author’s own life, and told through the alternating perspectives of the willful Chula and the achingly hopeful Petrona, Fruit of the Drunken Tree ...

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Skylight Books
1818 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
January 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk/Performance

The Last Bookstore presents the first LA appearance of Isabella Ides performing selections from her debut novel, White Monkey Chronicles. Enter a speculative world that...

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The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
January 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

The Last Bookstore welcomes author Ian Mark as he attempts to cure the world of RomCom Syndrome one lonely reader at a time. Come hear a reading from his debut novel Love...

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The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Talk

Celebrate the New Year with fellow PEN America Members and supporters at the annual New Year New Books party‘s Los Angeles debut! Join our hosts Shauna Barbosa...

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Band of Vices
5376 W. Adams Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016