Literary Events

Looking for literary events around Tacoma but aren’t sure where to find them? Blue Cactus Press is changing that (because we’re just as tired as you are of scrounging the far reaches of the web for events that matter to us literary geeks). Let our handy-dandy literary events calendar guide you to open mics, readings, workshops and book fairs in and around Tacoma. The rest is up to you …
5:00 pm
Join us during Third Thursday Art Walk for a special pop up market with artist, makers, vintage sellers and upscale fair trade goods! Vendors include: Happy Fox Studio Jewelry Just Darling – by Kashia Chayah … Continue reading Creative Colloquy Reading at Maker, Vintage & Fair Trade Pop-Up Market
Union Club
5:30 pm
University of Washington Tacoma’s Collateral Journal is offering creative writing workshops for military spouses, friends and family. These creative writing workshops are for those interested in finding community and discussing writing. All genres and experience … Continue reading Writing Workshops for Military Spouses, Friends and Family
Anthem Coffee
2:30 pm
Join Write253 for a special workshop with visiting poet Avery R. Young. The event is a great chance to hone your performance skills and generate work. Open to everyone! Like this:Like Loading...
Tacoma Community College
Apr 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
LTAB slam finals DJ Smokey Wonder will show you how to work the crowd and the turntables. Learn the history of form and how to work with spoken word artists and MCs. Poets: come through … Continue reading LTAB DJ Workshop w/Smokey Wonder
Real Art Tacoma
Apr 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
6:30 pm
Stop in for an evening of poetry, song and power by Chicago-based multidisciplinary artist avery r. young as he finishes his Pacific-Northwest poetry tour in Tacoma. We open with featured performances by Christina Butcher, Sara … Continue reading Poetry + Power: Avery R. Young
Honey at Alma Matter
12:00 am
Louder Than a Bomb-Tacoma: The Tacoma Teen Poetry Festival is an annual teen team poetry slam event that features poets ages 13-19 from schools and community organizations all over the South Puget Sound. This year LTAB-Tacoma … Continue reading Louder Than A Bomb Poetry Slam
Tacoma Community College
Apr 28 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Come one, come all to the fourteenth annual Tacoma Wayzgoose, a community letterpress and book arts extravaganza. Meet local printers and view their wares, print your own keepsakes, make paper and bind books. A highlight … Continue reading Tacoma Wayzgoose 2018
King's Books
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Come one, come all to the fourteenth annual Tacoma Wayzgoose, a community letterpress and book arts extravaganza. Meet local printers and view their wares, print your own keepsakes, make paper and bind books. A highlight … Continue reading Tacoma Wayzgoose 2018
King's Books
5:30 pm
University of Washington Tacoma’s Collateral Journal is offering creative writing workshops for military spouses, friends and family. These creative writing workshops are for those interested in finding community and discussing writing. All genres and experience … Continue reading Writing Workshops for Military Spouses, Friends and Family
Anthem Coffee
7:00 pm
LTAB End of Season Celebration Reading ft. Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Derrick Brown, and Anis Mojgani. Let’s party with three amazing spoken word artists sliding through on their west coast tour. Real Art is an all-ages … Continue reading LTAB Celebration! ft. Aptowicz, Brown and Mojgani
Real Art Tacoma
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
7:00 pm
Join King’s Books in celebrating the release of the debut short story collection of Renee Simms, Meet Behind Mars. She will be joined by poet Fernando Pérez (A Song of Dismantling), with music by DJ Smokey Wonder. Meet Behind Mars is … Continue reading Renee Simms Book Launch
King's Books
May 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join King’s Books in welcoming award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes to talk about her latest middle reader Ghost Boys, a devastating and crucial novel about a police killing of a black boy, written for younger readers. … Continue reading Jewell Parker Rhodes Author Event
King's Books