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.
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 Monthly Reading & Open Mic
Black Kettle Bites and Brew
Jun 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
5:30 pm
Hosted by Tacoma’s Poet Laureate Kellie Richardson, Summer SOULstice is an intersection of creativity, community and commerce. June 21st marks summer solstice, the longest day and shortest night of the year. SOULstice will hold space … Continue reading 2018 Summer SOULstice
Tacoma Art Museum
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Up from Tacoma (which she has written glowingly about), where she teaches African American Studies at the University of Puget Sound is fiction writer Renee Simms, with a true gem of a debut book of stories, … Continue reading Renee Simms: Meet Behind Mars
Elliott Bay Book Company
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
12:00 pm
Destiny City Comics and Alma Matter Tacoma are teaming up this summer to hold a comics and arts festival in which you, dear readers, can chat with local artists who make comic books and zines! … Continue reading Destiny City Comics & Arts Festival
Alma Matter Tacoma
Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join Cascadia Poetry group for a night of Beatnik poetry! Bring your Summer of love, San Francisco, Woodstock, and Hippie inspired best poems for this extended open Mic. “Waavy Kevy” will host the event. Bongo’s … Continue reading Beatnik Themed Open Mic
Mag Pubhouse
6:00 pm
Join Cascadia Poetry Group in welcoming Christina Butcher to the stage at 3Mag! Christina will read new poems from her latest chapbook, How to Overstay Your Welcome, as well as a few from her debut … Continue reading Christina Butcher Poetry Reading & Open Mic
3Mag Pubhouse
7:00 pm
PSPC celebrates poetry by hosting visiting guest poets and writers to read their work on a monthly basis through their Distinguished Writers Series. An Open Mic follows each guest reader where the public is invited … Continue reading Puget Sound Poetry Club Monthly Reading & Open Mic
Emmanuel Presbyterian Church
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
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