Literary Events

Use our literary events calendar to guide you to open mics, readings, workshops and book fairs in the greater Tacoma area. Enjoy!
2:00 pm
In this 3-hour workshop, we’ll explore the theme of “writing present” in two main ways: being present as a writer, and using writing to create a present for someone else. We will practice gentle yoga, … Continue reading Writing Present: A Yoga and Writing Workshop
North Tacoma Studio of Source Yoga 
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
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
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
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 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
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
Apr 24 – Apr 25 all-day
12:00 am
Ebony Stewart is a three-time Slam Champion in Austin, Texas, voted Top Female Touring Poet by the Spoken Word Awards. And is the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion. She will be on … Continue reading Slam Poetry
pin University of Washington Tacoma William Philip Hall
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