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, 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

• Check out "What’s New, What’s Next" on Broad Street Review 


                 D E C E M B E R 



James Breakwell talks about Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent's Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.


Art critic Jed Perl talks about his new book Calder: The Conquest of Time: The Early Years: 1898-1940.


Ntozake Shange in conversation with Yolanda Wisher on Shange’s latest book,  Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems




Philly Writes Reading Series: Erica Armstrong Dunbar


Illustrator and native son Charles Santore Jr. reads and signs his books at the Charles Santore Library.



                 COMING IN 2018: 

A reading and Brunch Talk with PAUL AUSTER at Kelly Writers House, 2/12 & 2/13.

ANGELA FLOURNOY at Bryn Mawr College 2/28

Death, Writing, Race, and Freedom: A Keynote Address by EDWIDGE DANTICAT, 3/16 at The University of Pennsylvania

Author talk with ANN HOOD at Open Books, 4/3

CHARLES M. BLOW at Kelly Writers House 4/23 & 4/24

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