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., 08/18/2019
August 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We performers are pre-booked. We feature novice as well as seasoned storytellers. On or off paper.

Free

Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre
1608 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
August 18, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Featuring open mike, special guests, and end-of-the-night competition.
Price: $6
Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway
773-878-5552
greenmilljazz.com

The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640
August 21, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

Chicago's 3rd longest-running open-mic show, hosted by Pete Wolf and Billy Tuggle.

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Heartland Cafe
7000 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
August 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Please join us for a poetry reading with Chicago House's TransWorks Mentorship Program, whose mission is to empower transgender and non-binary individuals to overcome barriers...

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Women & Children First
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
August 24, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

A “live magazine” covering pop culture, current events, and American manners—part spoken-word show, part vaudeville review—featuring comedians, journalists, storytellers, and...

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4802 N Broadway St
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640
August 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

We performers are pre-booked. We feature novice as well as seasoned storytellers. On or off paper.

Free

Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre
1608 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
August 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Featuring open mike, special guests, and end-of-the-night competition.
Price: $6
Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway
773-878-5552
greenmilljazz.com

The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640
August 27, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In August, we focus on ekphrastic poetry, verse that describes and responds to other...

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Comfort Station
2579 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
August 27, 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Reading

The Rabbit Hole Society is a secret society of storytellers who meet in unique locations throughout the Chicago area. The Society gathers once per season in the Spring, Summer...

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Stan Mansion
2408 N. Kedzie Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647