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., 10/20/2018
October 20, 2018 - 9:00am to 3:30pm
Poetry/Fiction/Creative Nonfiction
Workshop

Women writers are invited to attend the annual retreat with Jane’s Stories Press Foundation. Workshops by Z.P. Dala, Tricia Booker, Glenda Bailey-Mershon, Samantha Ro, and more...

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Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201
October 20, 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
October 20, 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
October 21, 2018 - 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 21, 2018 - 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 22, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fiction
Reading

Hugo Award-winning author John Scalzi presents THE CONSUMING FIRE, the dazzling follow-up to "The Collapsing Empire" – a space opera in a universe on the brink of destruction...

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave. Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
October 22, 2018 - 8:30pm to 10:30pm

With hosts Chris and Kirill.
Kafein
1621 Chicago Ave. EVANSTON
847-491-1621

Kafein
1621 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
October 23, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Fiction
Talk/Performance

Join fellow book-lovers for the finale of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, when America's best-loved book is revealed. Enjoy cocktails inspired by the books and complimentary popcorn....

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American Writers Museum
180 N. Michigan Ave. Second Floor
Chicago, IL 60601