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., 10/19/2019
October 19, 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
October 19, 2019 - 3:00pm
Fiction
Reading

A reading and discussion with Rosaria Munda, author of Fireborne.  A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

 

57th Street Books
1301 East Fifty-Seventh Street
Chicago, IL 60637
October 20, 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
October 20, 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
October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

All are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney. In October, we explore the fragment, defined by Anne Janowitz as “a partial whole—either a...

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Compound Yellow
244 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
October 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading

A discussion with Morgan Parker, author of Who Put This Song On. She will be in conversation with Tara Betts.  A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
October 21, 2019 - 7:00pm
Fiction
Reading

Ticketed

Women & Children First is proud to welcome Ann Patchett back to Chicago in celebration of her new novel, The Dutch House! This ticketed event will be held...

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Wilson Abbey
935 West Wilson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
October 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
Poetry
Workshop

Read, discuss, and write poems with Maggie Queeney of the Poetry Foundation and the Jesse Brown VA Palliative Care Team. Monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of...

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Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
800 South Damen Avenue Kizer Conference Center – Journey Room (2nd Floor Damen Pavilion)
Chicago, IL 60612
October 22, 2019 - 6:30pm
Creative Nonfiction
Reading/Talk

Join the American Writers Museum and the Chicago Public Library on Tuesday, October 22nd, in welcoming National Book Award-winning novelist Tim O’Brien,...

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Harold Washington Library Center, Cindy Pritzker Auditorium
400 S. State St.
Chicago, IL 60605