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., 09/17/2019
September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Susan Sontag was our last great literary star. Her brilliant, serious mind combined with her...

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Strand Books
828 Broadway at 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

True-life tales with a twist! Poets and stand-ups have come together to develop their nonfiction stories inspired by the theme “aMuse” on the page. They will then trade tales...

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Astoria Bookshop
31-29 31st Street
Astoria, NY 11106
September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

A memoir of New York in the 1980s and 1990s–a time of both enormous creativity and decadence–told by an artist who was at the center of it all, including the AIDS epidemic, and...

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POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
September 17, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

9-year-old Levi King knew he should have left for home sooner; now he's alone in the darkness of vast Caddo Lake, in a boat whose motor just died. A sudden noise distracts him...

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Books Are Magic
225 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
September 17, 2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Poetry/Fiction
Reading

Join co-hosts Amy Joy Robateau and Tim W. Brown to share your creative work at the biweekly Art in the Basin spoken word open...

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Mon Amour Coffee and Wine
234 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY 10463
September 18, 2019 - 7:00am
Poetry
Reading

Read watery excerpts from Walt Whitman’s poetry in canoes at dawn on the Gowanus Canal—or listen from the historic Carroll Street Bridge. Presented with the Walt Whitman...

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Gowanus Dredgers Canoe Club Boathouse
165 2nd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231