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., 04/22/2019
April 24, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Talk

Learn how a classic novel was made into an opera with Grammy-nominated opera librettist Gene Scheer. He'll discuss the process of transforming Herman Melville's magnum opus "...

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave. Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
April 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
April 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us for Poetry magazine’s seasonal party. Celebrate recent issues of Poetry with contributors, editors, and the poetry curious. Subscription specials,...

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Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
April 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us for Poesía en Abril, an annual multicultural, multidisciplinary festival celebrating local, national, and international poetry in Spanish. This year, poet, translator...

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Poetry Foundation
61 W Superior St
Chicago, IL 60654
April 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Poetry
Talk

Calling all teens: ChiTeen Lit Fest is a for-teens, by-teens gathering that provides a safe, creative space for young adults to discover and unlock their unique voices through...

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Columbia College Chicago
1104 South Wabash Street
Chicago, IL 60605
April 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Poetry
Performance

Celebrate National Poetry Month at the Chicago Public Library with Tracy K. Smith, the 22nd US poet laureate. She has published three collections, including Wade in the...

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Harold Washington Library
400 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
April 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
April 28, 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
April 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
773-878-5552
greenmilljazz.com

The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640