Welcome to the Local LIT                                                                             Calendar of Literary Events                  The Local LIT Calendar of Literary Events is a curated list of exciting literary events taking place in the Philadelphia area—and occasionally beyond, from September through May. To find these events, scroll through the calendar below, then click on the author or event name to be taken to a website with more information. Many events are free.                                                     

TO FIND EVEN MORE PHILADELPHIA LITERARY EVENTS, and/or find events when Local LIT is on hiatus June through August, check out these links:                                                    

• Download Free App by Poets & Writers at Poets & Writers Local

• Check out the full list of Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events  

• Check out events on The National Book Signing Directory


Summer 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

Local LIT is super excited to share these two debut fiction events by local authors who are also friends. Janet Benton and I have been crossing literary paths for years and Zinzi Clemmons grew up in my town: I have been following and admiring her literary work and social justice advocacy for years. I can’t wait to see both these authors again,hear them read and buy their books. See you there!


JANET BENTON introduces her debut historical novel Lilli de Jong 


The Local LIT Calendar of Literary Events is on hiatus annually June through August. Our resource pages — see menu upper right --are available all year.

See you in September!       


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