Literary Events

Use our literary events calendar to guide you to open mics, readings, workshops and book fairs in the greater Tacoma area. Enjoy!
6:30 pm
The third Wednesday of every month poets and poetry lovers gather at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW, in downtown Olympia to celebrate, read and listen to live poetry. The public is welcome and invited … Continue reading Olympia Poetry Network Monthly Reading & Open Mic
Traditions Café
7:00 pm
This March, the Prickly Pear Podcast is BEYOND EXCITED to welcome poetry giants  José Olivarez and Britteney Black Rose Kapri to Tacoma for a live podcast recording! José and Britteney will join our podcast host, … Continue reading Podcast Live-Recording ft. José Olivarez & Britteney Black Rose Kapri
King's Bookstore
Mar 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
6:00 pm
Join Tacoma Art Museum’s Teen Art Council for O.P.E.N., a free night of Film, Open mic, and Art-Making just for teens! Stop by TAM every third Thursday from 6 to 8 pm. Experience your museum.Share this:TwitterFacebookMoreLinkedInRedditEmailPinterestPrintLike this:Like … Continue reading OPEN
Tacoma Art Museum
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
8:00 pm
    The Moth Presents the GrandSLAM, the culmination of ten open mic StorySLAM competitions. The champions of ten previous StorySLAM nights return to the stage to compete with brand new stories for the title … Continue reading The Moth Seattle GrandSLAM Championship
Seattle First Baptist Church
Mar 23 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
1:30 pm
  Join Tahoma Audubon Society, Pierce County Library System and Tacoma Public Library at the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake. Together we will host a workshop where we will explore and create a variety … Continue reading Poet-Tree Workshop
Tacoma Nature Center
Mar 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
4:00 pm
Description: Join Tahoma Audubon Society, Pierce County Library System and Tacoma Public Library at the Tacoma Nature Center at Snake Lake. Together we will host a workshop where we will explore and create a variety … Continue reading Poet- Tree Workshop
Tacoma Nature Center
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
6:00 pm
The LTAB-Tacoma slam finals are where the champions are crowned. This live poetry competition features the best teen poets from the area performing live for the community. This year the finals will take place at … Continue reading Louder Than A Bomb-Tacoma (Finals)
Alma Mater
6:00 pm
  Project VOICE is proud to present a special evening of live performance with two world-renowned spoken word poets: Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye. The duo have collectively performed in thirty countries on stages from … Continue reading Sarah Kay & Phil Kaye (spoken word poets) 6p & 9p shows
Bloedel Hall at St. Mark’s
Mar 27 – Mar 30 all-day
12:00 am
The AWP Conference & Bookfair is an essential annual destination for writers, teachers, students, editors, and publishers. Each year more than 12,000 attendees join our community for four days of insightful dialogue, networking, and unrivaled … Continue reading 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair
Oregon Convention Center