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., 12/05/2019
December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us as we welcome Joshua Mehigan for the next program in the John Barr Reading Series, made possible through the generosity of the Poetry Foundation’s first president. This...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Performance

Join us as we welcome Joshua Mehigan for the next program in the John Barr Reading Series, made possible through the generosity of the Poetry Foundation’s first president. This...

read more
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
December 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Poetry
Reading

Join us as we welcome Joshua Mehigan for the next program in the John Barr Reading Series, made possible through the generosity of the Poetry Foundation’s first president. This...

read more
Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
December 5, 2019 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

A nonfiction storytelling show that aims to “mix the spontaneity of an open mic with the experience of live theater.” At every installment, featured readers and open mic...

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Holiday Club
4000 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60613
December 6, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

Acclaimed speaker REBECCA DENG tells her incredible true story to freedom in her first book, What They Meant for Evil. A lyrical,...

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60601
December 7, 2019 - 1:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

All are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In December, we explore the cento, a poem comprised entirely of lines and passages from...

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Poetry Foundation
61 West Superior Street
Chicago, IL 60654
December 7, 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
December 8, 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
December 8, 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
December 9, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Join the Chicago Regional Chapter Ambassadors of the Authors Guild for a festive holiday reading and networking reception at the American Writers Museum. Acclaimed authors ...

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Avenue 2nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60601