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 24, 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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Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Avenue at Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94122
July 25, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Poetry
Performance

In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing...

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Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third) 685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94105
July 31, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

A surreal exploration of one woman's life and death against a landscape of meat, office desks, and bad men.

The Book of X tells the tale of Cassie, a girl born...

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Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Avenue at Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94122
August 1, 2019 - 2:45pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

J. Ryan Stradal reads from his much-anticipated The Lager Queen of Minnesota, a novel of family, Midwestern values, hard work, fate, and the secrets of making a world-...

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Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
August 1, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Poetry
Performance

In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing...

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Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third) 685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94105
August 7, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Alexander Tilney and Katharine Dion discuss Tilney's new novel, The Expectations

The Expectations is at once a finely drawn portrait of American...

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Mrs. Dalloway’s
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
August 8, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Poetry
Performance

In this weekly summer series, eight Bay Area poets share new poems created in response to the current exhibitions.  They will also describe the processes they employ in writing...

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Museum of the African Diaspora
685 Mission Street (at Third) 685 Mission Street (at Third)
San Francisco, CA 94105
August 21, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Rosary, California, is not an easy place to grow up, particularly without a mom. So cut off from the rest of the world that even the Internet is blocked, Rosary is a town run...

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Green Apple Books on the Park
1231 9th Avenue at Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94122
September 2, 2019 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Performance

Poetry and prose performance, with TWO SEASONS book signing by Jeanne Powell; and poetry/prose performance by Jeff Kaliss

Bird and Beckett Books
653 Chenery cross street - Diamond
San Francisco , CA 94131
September 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

Meg Waite Clayton returns to launch The Last Train to London, a beautifully rendered novel centering on the Kindertransports that carried thousands of children out of...

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Mrs. Dalloway’s
2904 College Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705