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., 06/16/2019
June 16, 2019 - 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
June 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Featuring open mike, special guests, and end-of-the-night competition.
Price: $6
Green Mill
4802 N. Broadway

The Green Mill
4802 North Broadway Street
Chicago, IL 60640
June 17, 2019 - 6:00pm

Rachel DeWoskin discusses Banshee.  She will be joined in conversation by Gina Frangello. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 South Woodlawn Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
June 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

All experience levels are welcome to a discussion and creative writing workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to read and discuss work by writers such as Sandra...

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Access Living
115 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60654
June 19, 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
June 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

Ravinia continues its multi-year celebration of Leonard Bernstein, exploring his life and legacy through a presentation of Bernstein’s most iconic and significant works....

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Martin Theatre at Ravinia
418 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60202