Whether you attend a single weekend performance with a friend or immerse yourself in nine weeks of classes, lectures and events with your partner – Chautauqua never disappoints. Here, there’s always more to experience and learn for visitors of all ages and walks of life.

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June 21 @ 6:00 pm

Writers' Festival Faculty Reading

Hall of Philosophy

June 25 @ 3:30 pm Week One (June 24–July 1)

Writers' Center Reading with Zach Savich (poetry) and Beth Loffreda (prose)

Hall of Philosophy

June 30 @ 5:00 pm

Celebrating and Remembering Philip Gerard

Hall of Philosophy

July 9 @ 3:30 pm Week Three (July 8–15)

Writers' Center Reading with John Hoppenthaler (poetry) and Julie Metz (prose)

Hall of Philosophy

July 16 @ 3:30 pm Week Four (July 15–22)

Writers' Center Reading with Mary Biddinger (poetry) and John Brantingham (prose)

Hall of Philosophy

July 30 @ 3:30 pm Week Six (July 29–August 5)

Writers' Center Reading with Danielle Legros Georges (poetry) and Mary Kay Zuvaleff (prose)

Hall of Philosophy

July 31 @ 5:00 pm Week Six (July 29–August 5)

Robert Pinsky Favorite Poem Project

Hall of Philosophy

August 6 @ 3:30 pm Week Seven (August 5–12)

Writers' Center Reading with Philip Metres (poetry) and David Giffels (prose)

Hall of Philosophy

August 13 @ 2:30 pm

Literary Arts Contest Awards Ceremony

Hall of Philosophy

August 13 @ 3:30 pm Week Eight (August 12–19)

Writers' Center Reading with Ralph Black (poetry) and Michael Martone (prose)

Hall of Philosophy

August 16 @ 5:00 pm Week Eight (August 12–19)

Chautauqua Janus Prize Winner Celebration

Athenaeum Parlor