Calendar of Central New York Literary Events / Readings



Doubly Mad is currently assembling a listing of literary readings and events in Central New York.  

If you have an event you would like to list on our page, email the event type (poetry, fiction, etc. reading, performance, workshop), date, time, and location to submissions@doublymad.org.  

Indicate “Event” in the email subject line.  

Check back frequently for updates to our list. 

PLEASE NOTE that during the Covid-19 outbreak, many events are either postponed or canceled.  Check with each individual organization for more information regarding readings! And STAY SAFE!

FEBRUARY


Downtown Writers Center
340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

All readings at 7:00 pm

Friday, February 14, 2020
Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

Friday, February 21
Tina May Hall and Adam Giannelli

Friday, February 28, 2020
David Weiss and Charles Coté


Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd.
Clinton, NY 13323

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Erika Meitner
8:00 pm, Dwight Lounge (Bristol Campus Center)

Thursday, February 26, 2020
Tina Hall, fiction writer, novel release party
7:00pm Burke Library, main floor


The Other Side of Utica
2011 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501

Utica Poets’ Society
7:30 every Thursday evening


Raymond Carver Reading Series
Syracuse University
5:30 Gifford Auditorium
Huntington Beard Crouse Building
Q&A from 4:00-5:00

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Chanelle Benz: Fiction Writer

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Bryan Washington: Fiction Writer




MARCH


Downtown Writers Center
340 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY 13202
All readings at 7:00 pm

Friday, March 6, 2020
DWC Open Mic
(bring 1-2 poems to share!)

Friday, March 13
Stone Canoe #14 Release Party


Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd.
Clinton, NY 13323

Friday, March 6
Suzan Lori Parks, playwright
7:30 pm, Chapel


The Other Side of Utica
2011 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501

The Accordion-Playing Clam:
Writing Workshop and Reading 
with Thomas Townsley
4:30 pm - 6:00 (workshop)
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm (reading)

Utica Poets’ Society
7:30 every Thursday evening

Raymond Carver Reading Series
Syracuse University
5:30 Gifford Auditorium
Huntington Beard Crouse Building
Q&A from 4:00-5:00

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Diana Khoi Nguyen, Poet


Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd.
Utica, NY 13502
Macfarlane Auditorium 

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
12:30 pm
Phil Memmer and Suzanne Cleary




APRIL

Hamilton College
198 College Hill Rd.
Clinton, NY 13323

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Elif Batuman, Novelist and Essayist
7:00 pm, Chapel

Thursday, April 2
Janet Halley
4 pm, SC3024

Tuesday, April 14
CJ Hauser
8 pm, Dwight Lounge


The Other Side of Utica
2011 Genesee St.
Utica, NY 13501

April 23, 2020
7:00 pm
Rag & Bone Shop Poetry Theater:
Ruth Dandrea, Cindy Day, Orin Domenico,
Thomas Townsley, William Welch 

April 30, 2020
7:00 pm
George Searles, Poetry

Utica Poets’ Society
7:30 every Thursday evening

Point of Contact Gallery
350 W Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13202

Cruel April Series
Every Thursday in April
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

April 2, 2020
Natalie Scenters-Zapico

April 9, 2020
Raquel Salas Rivera

April 16, 2020
Ana Mernio

April 23, 2020
Aurora Luque and Erika Martínez


Utica College
1600 Burrstone Rd.
Utica, NY 13502

Casandra Lopez, Poet
7:00 pm
Special Location!!
Barnes & Noble
4811 Commercial Drive
New Hartford, NY 13413




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