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., 07/18/2019
July 24, 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
July 27, 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
July 27, 2019 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for the Fourth Annual Chicago Poetry Block Party, a free all-ages event celebrating poetry, music, and creativity! The arts are alive and open to all...

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National Museum of Mexican Art
1852 West 19th Street
Chicago, IL
July 28, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

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


Donny's Skybox Studio Theatre
1608 North Wells Street
Chicago, IL 60614
July 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Sunday Salon Chicago invites you to share an evening of poetry and prose with us.

Featured writers are Lisa Dordal, Margaret McMullen,...

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The Reveler
3403 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
July 28, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

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

The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640
July 30, 2019 - 5:00pm

Experience an evening of art song inspired by Korean Sijo poetry at the historic St. James Cathedral. The program is part of the innovative Rush Hour Summer Concert Series....

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St. James Cathedral
65 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611
July 30, 2019 - 6:00pm

Kalisha Buckhanon discusses Speaking of Summer. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.


57th Street Books
1301 East Fifty-Seventh Street
Chicago, IL 60637
July 31, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

R.O. KWON presents her acclaimed debut novel THE INCENDIARIES, which was named a best book of the year by more than 40 publications. Kwon is joined by author NAMI MUN, whose...

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601