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.
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm
7:00 pm
King’s Books and the Conservatory are teaming up to bring you a night of unspeakable horrors. Except we need you to speak, as you recite your favorite chilling story, odd tale, or eerie poem to scare the … Continue reading Blossoms & Haunts
W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join Tacoma-based author Samuel Snoek-Brown to celebrate the publication of his new short story collection, There Is No Other Way to Worship Them, at Orca Books in Olympia. Sam will read from his new collection, … Continue reading Samuel Snoek-Brown Reading
Orca Books
7:00 pm
Join King’s Books at this free workshop sponsored by Washington Lawyers for the Arts. Learn and discuss basic intellectual property issues that every artist should know. The workshop will help you understand topics ranging from copyrights, … Continue reading Intellectual Property Fundamentals for Artists
King's Books
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
12:00 am
Hosted by Tacoma Community College, Write in the Harbor’s fourth annual regional conference for writers will be held in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Friday and Saturday, November 2 and 3, 2018. The conference kicks off Friday evening at the Tacoma … Continue reading Write in the Harbor 2018
Tacoma Community College: Gig Harbor Campus
Nov 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Something to Tell is an open mic for true and personal stories, each up to 8 minutes in length. We welcome all story tellers, including those who want to practice their stories for other shows; … Continue reading Something to Tell
Honey at Alma Mater
Nov 9 @ 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
Creative Colloquy lures readers and writers out of hiding, to connect and conspire. Come imbibe in roasted bean concoctions, craft brews and vino varietals as we gather to listen to writers narrate their tales. Featured … Continue reading Creative Colloquy Reading & Open Mic
Honey at Alma Mater
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Something to Tell is an open mic for true and personal stories, each up to 8 minutes in length. We welcome all story tellers, including those who want to practice their stories for other shows; … Continue reading Something to Tell
Honey at Alma Mater
Dec 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