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., 08/19/2018
August 19, 2018 - 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
August 19, 2018 - 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
August 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

Essay Fiesta comes to The Book Cellar once again for an evening of Live Lit. Show starts at 7pm, so get here early to grab a seat and a drink!

Don't forget the theme...

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The Book Cellar
4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
August 20, 2018 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

With hosts Chris and Kirill.
1621 Chicago Ave. EVANSTON

1621 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
August 21, 2018 - 6:00pm

Andrew Shaffer will discuss Hope Never Dies. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

57th Street Books
1301 East Fifty-Seventh Street
Chicago, IL 60637
August 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

Join us for the launch party for one of the most highly anticipated nonfiction books of the year, Small Animals by local author Kim Brooks! For this event, Kim will be in...

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Women & Children First
5233 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60640
August 22, 2018 - 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