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., 02/23/2019
February 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction

Shontay Luna Headlines Black History Reading at Sulzer—2/23 

Chicagoan Shontay Luna continues the TallGrass Writers Guild celebration at TallGrass’ Saturday, February 23...

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Conrad Sulzer Regional Public Library
4455 N Lincoln Avenue Community Room
Chicago, IL 60625
February 23, 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
February 24, 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
February 24, 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
February 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction

A conversation with Nadine Strossen and Christie Hefner on the importance of free speech and how open dialogue and discourse can overcome hateful rhetoric. This event takes...

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The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL 60604
February 27, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

Join Barnes and Noble at DePaul Center in welcoming cartoonist and DePaul faculty member, Ken Krimstein, for a reading.  Krimstein will be in-store, signing copies of his book...

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Barnes and Noble - DePaul Center
1 East Jackson Just off the Jackson stop on the Red Line at State and Jackson
Chicago, IL 60604
February 27, 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