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.

ALERT: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, some literary events are being canceled or postponed. Be sure to check with the event sponsor before making plans.

E.g., 04/05/2020
April 5, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Hosted by Meg Stepka. Music, poetry and more, the first Sunday of each month.

The Callaloo Café and Bar
15601 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH 44110
April 6, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Along with symbolic resistance and calls to vote, we are being served with a consistent diet of traditional political remedies and reductionist analysis.

All that this...

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Outlandish Press
9740 Madison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44102
April 7, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Market Garden Brewery
1947 W 25th St
Cleveland, OH 44113
April 8, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Generate five new stories in just six weeks with a class designed to kick your writing into gear. Each week we'll share our writing, find inspiration in published stories, and...

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The Bookshop in Lakewood
15230 Madison Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm


If you have a book-length memoir in progress, this workshop is designed to advance your knowledge of the genre, make significant progress...

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University Circle United Methodist Church 1919 E 107th St
1919 East 107th Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
April 9, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you...

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Lake Erie Ink
2843 Washington Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44118
April 9, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Meet Ohio's new Beat Poet Laureate, John Burroughs, who will be reading from his latest book, Rattle and Numb, as well as even newer work.

John Burroughs serves as the...

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Lakewood Public Library Main Library
15425 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107