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., 01/23/2019
January 22, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

The author of the hit New Yorker story “Cat Person”—“the short story that launched a thousand theories” (The Guardian)—Kristen Roupenian brings her highly anticipated debut to...

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Wrecking Bar
292 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307
January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Sugar Run is the story of a very unique and particular woman, a queer woman from a working class Appalachian background, at once childlike and fierce, blind and wise,...

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Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
January 28, 2019 - 7:15pm
Fiction
Reading

In this one-of-a-kind retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in modern-day Pakistan, Alys Binat has sworn never to marry—until an encounter with one Mr. Darsee at a...

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Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore Street
Atlanta, GA 30030
February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

For struggling reporter Ellis Reed, the gut-wrenching scene evokes memories of his family’s dark past. He snaps a photograph of the children, not meant for publication. But...

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Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
February 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Newlyweds, Celestial and Roy, are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive and she is artist on the brink of an exciting career....

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Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore Street
Atlanta, GA 30030
February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

The Last Romantics is a sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family. It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation...

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Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
February 7, 2019 - 7:15pm
Fiction
Reading

When a woman―known only as Mother―moves her family from Atlanta to its wealthy suburbs, she discovers that neither the times nor the people have changed since her childhood in...

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Georgia Center for the Book
215 Sycamore Street
Atlanta, GA 30030
February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading/Talk

A Cappella Books and the Writing Program of SCAD Atlanta welcome Marlon James, the Man Booker Prize-winning author of A Brief History of Seven Killings.

James...

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SCADshow
173 14th Street NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
February 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Set in pre-colonial Ghana, The Hundred Wells of Salaga is a story of courage, forgiveness, love and freedom. It offers a view of internal slavery in Africa and how the...

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Margaret Mitchell House
979 Crescent Avenue NE
Atlanta, GA 30309