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., 04/20/2018
April 20, 2018 - 6:00pm

Ben Purkert and Vu Tran will read and discuss their works, For The Love Of Endings and Dragonfish.

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
April 20, 2018 - 7:00pm
Creative Nonfiction

The Book Cellar hosts author Debby Shanahan and her biography, Cracked Shell: Life as an Emerging Scapegoat. 

The Book Cellar
4736-38 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
April 21, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Iraqi Mutual Aid Society returns for its sixth annual poetry festival. Enjoy the rich tradition of multilingual poems in Arabic and other Middle Eastern languages by...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
April 21, 2018 - 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 21, 2018 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

A comedy show about drinking stories, a “critic’s pick” at Red Eye, MetroMix, and Time Out Chicago. Comedians share the mic with “regular” people, such as cops, firefighters,...

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High Hat Club
1920 East Irving Park Road
Chicago, IL 60613
April 22, 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
April 22, 2018 - 10:30am
Creative Nonfiction

Join The Book Cellar at Emanuel Congregation to hear author Estelle Laughlin discuss her book, Transcending Darkness.

Emanuel Congregation
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660