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
Feb 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
6:00 pm
  The Event: Join Blue Cactus Press on Thursday, February 28, for a night of poetry and fiction at Notes Coffee Company in Parkland. Blue Cactus Press alumni Lux Barker, Samuel Snoek-Brown and Christina Butcher … Continue reading Blue Cactus Press Reading
Notes Coffee Company
Mar 8 @ 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
Mar 14 @ 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
12:00 am
Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB)-Tacoma is a teen, team poetry slam that takes place in Tacoma each spring. Although LTAB it is a competition, our main goal is to get youth to express themselves in … Continue reading Louder Than A Bomb – Tacoma (Prelims)
Museum of Glass, Washington State History Museum
12:00 am
This is Write253’s first year of hosting a college-age indie slam!  Twelve poets, ages 19-24, will compete for a shot to showcase their poem at LTAB-TAcoma finals on March 23rd! Interested poets can register for … Continue reading Louder Than A Bomb-Tacoma: College Indie Slam
Anthem Coffee (Downtown 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 Reading & Open Mic
Honey at Alma Mater
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