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., 08/19/2019
September 10, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Performance

See T.S Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral in a newly-staged reading by Curious Theatre Branch, featuring Richard Beau O’Reilly, Jenny Magnus, Troy Martin, and...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
September 11, 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
September 14, 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
September 15, 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
September 15, 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
September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

The Open Door series presents work from Chicago’s new and emerging poets and highlights the area’s outstanding writing programs. Each hour-long event features readings by two...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
September 18, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us for a reading with poet, short story writer, and scholar Harryette Mullen. She has published eight poetry books, including Urban TumbleweedNotes from a...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
September 18, 2019 - 9:00pm to 10:00pm

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

https://www....

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Heartland Cafe
7000 North Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Celebrate with us as the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame presents the Fuller Award for lifetime achievement to Sterling Plumpp. He has been dedicated to poetry, advocacy, and...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654