Literary Events

Looking for literary events around Tacoma but aren’t sure where to find them? Blue Cactus Press is changing that. We’re just as tired as you are of scrounging the web for events that matter to literary geeks like us! Let the handy-dandy literary events calendar below guide you to open mics, readings, workshops and book fairs in the greater Tacoma area.
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – Aug 23 @ 3:30 pm
9:30 am
It’s time for the Write253 Summer Programs 2018!  This summer-camp style program is designed for Tacoma students who love to write and love to have fun while writing. We have two camps this year: Summer Writers for … Continue reading Write253 Summer Programs 2018
Washington State History Museum
Aug 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm
Join us for a bilingual English and Khmer book reading of Colors of Cambodia and Rattan Woman – the newest publications from The Antipodes Collective! FREE to the public and open to all ages! Great … Continue reading The Antipodes Collective Book Launch
Feast Arts Center
7:00 pm
(Please note our new ALL AGES venue, Honey at Alma Mater) Creative Colloquy lures readers and writers out of hiding, to connect and conspire. Come imbibe in roasted bean concoctions, craft brews and vino varietals … Continue reading Creative Colloquy Monthly Reading & Open Mic
Honey at Alma Mater
Sep 14 @ 10:00 am – Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm
10:00 am
Readerfest is a festival for readers, writers, artists, gamers, and all kinds of creators. We offer an exclusive programming track of discussion panels and lectures, and presentations by popular authors, a dealer’s room, artists, music, … Continue reading Readerfest 2018
Best Western Liberty Inn DuPont
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Puget Sound Poetry Connection meets every 2nd Friday of the month at 7 p.m. All events are free to the public and physically accessible.  All ages and level of writing welcome.  We just celebrated 27 years … Continue reading PSPC Distinguished Writer Series
Immanual Presbyterian
7:00 pm
The TACOMA AF Music Series features some of the best local bands, solo performers, and poets getting together to support Write253. MoveToTacoma is thrilled to be working with the vibrant artists essential to our city. … Continue reading Tacoma AF Music Series: September
Airport Tavern
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 am
IMPORTANT NOTE: PNBA Tradeshows are open only to book industry professionals. The shows are NOT open to the general public. The PNBA Fall Tradeshow is the premier book industry event in the Pacific Northwest. Held annually in … Continue reading 2018 PNBA Tradeshow
Hotel Murano
12:00 am
The “6th Annual Lakewood Film, Art and Book Fest ” is set for September 28, 29, 30 at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College (CPTC). The Fest will showcase nine award winning feature … Continue reading 6th Annual Lakewood Film, Art and Book Fest
Sharon McGavick Center (CPTC)
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day
12:00 am
LiTFUSE combines writing, exploration, improvisation, meditation, camaraderie, natural beauty and readings to ignite your muse. The event is an annual weekend-long poets’ workshop that takes place in late September, just when the air begins to crisp and … Continue reading LiTFUSE POETS’ Workshop