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., 01/23/2020
January 23, 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

 Join us in welcoming CNBC and Crooked Media contributor JULISSA ARCE, whose memoirs My (Underground) American Dream and the YA...

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us for a reading with poet Brenda Shaughnessy, author of five critically acclaimed volumes of poetry: The Octopus Museum, So Much Synth, Our Andromeda, Interior with...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
January 24, 2020 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us for a reading with poet Brenda Shaughnessy, author of five critically acclaimed volumes of poetry: The Octopus Museum, So Much Synth, Our Andromeda, Interior with...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
January 25, 2020 - 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
January 26, 2020 - 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
January 26, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:15pm
Fiction
Reading

Hello, Friends! Sunday Salon Chicago is welcoming the new year on Sunday, January 26 at 7 PM with four fantastic writers, Gint Aras, Signe Ratcliff, Marjorie Skelly and our own...

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The Reveler
3403 N Damen Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657
January 26, 2020 - 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
January 27, 2020 - 6:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Gary Barker discusses his book, "The Museum of Lost Love." A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

57th Street Books
1301 East Fifty-Seventh Street
Chicago, IL 60637
January 28, 2020 - 12:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

Read, discuss, and write poems with Maggie Queeney of the Poetry Foundation and the Jesse Brown VA Palliative Care Team. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of...

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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center, Kizer Conference Center – Journey Room (2nd Floor Damen Pavilion)
800 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612