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 @ 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 @ 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
4:30 pm
Hey Y’All! Stop by for happy hour before starting your night. Eat free grub and grab yourself a drink while listening to short readings filled with gumption by Bradley Bazzle, award-winning author of TRASH MOUNTAIN; … Continue reading The Half-Queer, All Southern, Really Short Readings happy hour
Dig A Pony
Apr 11 @ 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
Apr 12 @ 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