Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle and around the Pacific Northwest

This page includes a calendar of special poetry events and venues with regularly scheduled readings, mainly in the Pacific Northwest. Other events of special interest are also listed. Contact us at 360.459.9288 or e-mail to update or correct information posted here or to submit new information. Check this page for updates on upcoming poetry events. Each venue lists a contact person so if you are planning a visit to the Northwest and want to participate in poetry readings, feel free to contact us for a PoetsWest venue or contact the individual listed with other venues. Scroll down to the bottom of the page or click here for general descriptions of venues with regularly scheduled readings. Listings include Vancouver, British Columbia.


2015

Wednesday, April 15 , 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Eugene Marckx. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, April 15 at 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA

The Olympic Poetry Network features Dead Poets Come to Life. Contact Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Wednesday, April 15 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, April 15 at 7pm.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver, WA

Tiger Talk features Tiffany. Open mic. Hosted by Joyce Colson. Contact 360-553-7900.

Wednesday, April 15 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Wednesday, April 15 at 7 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

WordsWest Literary Series Presents: “Death and Taxes: The National Poetry Month Special". Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

VB Writes! Fiction II Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Wednesday, April 15 at 6:00 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

VB Writes! New Writing Group meets: Young Adult & Children. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds

Reading features Jennifer Bullis, Dennis Caswell, Erika Michael, Bethany Reid, and David D. Horowitz. Contact David, rosealleypress@juno.com.

Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Rob Schouten Gallery, 765 Wonn Road #C-103, Greenbank, WA

In recognition of April  Poetry Month, John Burgess, David Ossman and Stephen Roxborough will  hold a free poetry reading. Contact   info@robschoutengallery.com

Thursday, April 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Jack Straw Foundation, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE (43rd & Roosevelt in U District), Seattle

Jeannine Hall Gailey and Kelli Russell Agodon in a reading to celebrate the release of Jeannine's new book The Robot Scientist's Daughter. Contact 206.364.2045.

Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

VB Writes! Poetry Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Saturday, April 18 from 3-5pm
Tateuchi Story Theatre, Wing Luke Museum, 719 S King St. in Chinatown, Seattle

Joint reading by Keith Holyoak from Facing the Moon and Koon Woon from Water Chasing Water. Open mic. Free event. Contact 206.623.5124.

Saturday, April 18 at 2 p.m.
Mountlake Terrace Library, 23300 58th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace WA

Reading by Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen with music by John Burgess. Contact 425.776.8722.

Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Saul Weisberg reads his poetry from the natural world. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Sunday, April 19 at 3 p.m.
Open Books, 2414 N 45th St., Seattle

Poetry in Conversation at Open Books, discussing Elizabeth Bishop’s Geography III. Contact 206.633.0811.

Sunday, April 19 at 3:15 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

VB Writes! Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Jim Milstead reads from Collage. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm
Holy Names Heritage Center, 17425 Holy Names Drive, Lake Oswego OR
[2 miles south of George Rogers Park on Hwy 43].
David Rutiezer and Joseph A. Soldati read their work. Free and open to the public, with canned goods or cash donations for the Food Bank. More info at http://www.holynamesheritagecenter.org.

Monday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The international literature festival berlin (ilb)
and the Lepsiushaus Potsdam Worldwide Reading on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. More info to come.

Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Historic Shell Station, 232 Front Street, Issaquah WA
Talking Pages Reading Series focuses on poetry and features Jared Leising and Martha Clarkson. Open mic. More details at http://www.eastsidewrites.org/april-2015.html.

Tuesday, April 21 at 6:00 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

VB Writes! Creative Nonfiction Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

Poetry Bridge features TBA. Open mic. Free event and open to all ages. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 22 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 23 at 6:00 pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

VB Writes! Fiction Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Thursday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St, Seattle

Seattle Arts & Lectures features award-winning poet, Lucie Brock-Broido. Contact 206.621.2230 ext. 10 or sal@lectures.org.

Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m.
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver, WA

Poets David Meltzer and Julie Rogers. Each will read solo followed by back and forth poetry improv, referred to as “Fours” in the jazz world. Donations of canned goods for the Food Bank encouraged. Contact christopherjlune@gmail.com.

Friday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA

Reading & Open Mic.  Join us for a reading from Vikram Madan and an open mic.  See our website http://raspread.com/ for details.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2-5pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver, WA

Clark County Poet Laureate Christopher Luna and Printed Matter Vancouver present: 
BASIC MYSTERIES – An Afternoon with David Meltzer. Cost: $40 for adults / $30 for seniors & students. Contact christopherjlune@gmail.com or http://christopherluna-poetry.blogspot.com.

Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 4-6 pm
Earth Magic, 403 Columbia St., Olympia

Poetry Open Mic. Hosted by Lennee. Contact 360-754-0357.

Saturday, April 25 at 7 pm
Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport OR

Nye Beach Writers’ Series features Willa Schneberg. Open mic follows. Admission $6.00. Free to students. Contact christopherjlune@gmail.com

Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m.
High End Market Place, 1906 Broadway, Vancouver, WA

Marijuana & Culture Unite with live performances ranging from music, painting, and poetry to glass blowing, and screen printing. Contact info@highendmarketplace.com.

Sunday, April 26, 2015 from 2-5 pm
Home of Phoebe Bosche and Scott Martin, 15528 12th Avenue NE, Shoreline WA

Raven Chronicles and Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) present Poet’s Memorial for David Lloyd Whited. Potluck, tributes, & open mic—bring finger food, BYOB. More info: call 206-941-2955 or editors@ravenchronicles.org.

Monday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle

Brian Turner and Susan Rich read from My Life as a Foreign Country and Cloud Pharmacy. Contact 206.624.6600.

Monday, April 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Lecture Room at Bellingham Central Library, 210 Central Ave., Bellingham, WA

Poetry Night with Lyn Coffin, Jed Meyer, Jared Paul, Nathan Thompkins. Open mic. More info at www.bellinghampubliclibrary.org.

Tuesday, April 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone333@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
Chapel at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Seattle
Open Books: A Poem Emporium’s 20th anniversary party. Contact 206.547.8127. 

Tuesday, April 28, from 7pm to 8:30 pm
Barnes & Noble bookstore, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Poets Quinton Hallett, Laura LeHew, Dorothy Blackcrow Mack, Amanda Powell, Ann Staley and Ingrid Wendt will read their work from the anthology, The Knotted Bond – Oregon Poets Speak of Their Sisters. See http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-knotted-bond-oregon-poets-speak-of-their-sisters-uttered-chaos/1119198876?ean=9780988936621&itm=1&usri=9780988936621 Open mic. More info from David Hill at www.davidhill.biz.

Tuesday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, April 29 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Bloomsbury Books, 290 East Main St., Ashland, OR

"A Couple of Poets" David Meltzer and Julie Rogers. Free event. Contact christopherjlune@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Copeland Commons TaborSpace, 5441 SE Belmont, Portland OR

Mountain Writers Series features Daniel Wolff & Alicia Jo Rabins. Suggested admission $5 to benefit Mountain Writers programs & writers. Contact christopherjlune@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 29 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 through May 1-3, 2015
Cascadia Poetry Festival III in Nanaimo
You can buy your Gold Passes now!
Be an early bird and help to spread the word. www.cascadiapoetryfestival.org
https://twitter.com/cascadiapoetry.

Thursday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Auburn Avenue Theater. 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn WA

Reading with Auburn Poet Laureate Marjorie Rommel and former Auburn Poet Laureate  Dick Brugger. Contact 253.833.5678.

Friday, May 1- Sunday, May 3
Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, B.C.

Cascadia Poetry Festival Small Press Fair. More info at the Festival website here.

Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA

Features TBA. Open mic. Contact Nancy Rekow at 206.842.6908.

Saturday, May 2 from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Ashland Library, Guanajuato Room (lower level room #007), 410 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR

"Two-Way Mirror with David Meltzer". $40 for adults / $30 for seniors & students. Contact 541.774.6980.

Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Monday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features Jill Johnson & Carolyn Martin. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Tuesday, May 5 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW in downtown Olympia

Free Paul Gillie Memorial workshop sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network.  “Top Hat, Tux and Tails: Formal Verse Then and Now” is the theme of this class which will explore exercises and examples of formal poems, new or old, funny or serious.  Allen Braden from Tacoma Community College is the Presenter For more info, call 360-701-2030.

Tuesday, May 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring Raul Sanchez. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 6 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle

Open mic night 7- 10 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. All ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, May 6 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. No Event!!
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Chihuly Garden and Glass, 305 Harrison St, Seattle

Seattle Arts & Lectures features a lecture by award-winning poet, Terrance Hayes. Contact 206.621.2230 ext. 10 or sal@lectures.org.

Friday, May 8 at 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma

Distinguished Writer Series features TBA. Free event. Open mike sign-up 6:30 p.m. Contact Connie Walle pspcpres1@gmail.com.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Cat Kigerl and friends, Koon Woon and Joseph Greer. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Sunday, May 10 at 7-9 pm
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, Oregon

The Studio Series features TBA. Open mic. Free event. Contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.

Monday, May 11 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE #A, Seattle

Open mic with Wedgwood Words & Music (aka Wedgwood WAM). Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 12 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone333@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, May 13 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Park Place Books, Kirkland Park Place Mall, 348 Parkplace Ctr., Kirkland, WA

PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart features Malcolm Kenyon and Robert Lashley. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, May 13 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Room 202, The Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle

Reading features Robinson Bolkum, Susan Casey, Nancy Dahlberg, Victoria Ford, Kristen McHenry, Raul Sanchez, and David Thornbrugh. Contact David, rosealleypress@juno.com.

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle

It's About Time Writers Reading Series features Cate O'Toole, Jeremy Pataky & Suzanne Bottelli. Open mic. Contact Peggy Sturdivant peggysturdivant@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA

Contact Christopher Luna 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Friday, May 15 at 6pm
Sure House Church, 901 S 10th St., Tacoma

City of Destiny Poetry Slam: Hilltop Edition  Historic Preservation event open to Tacoma residents between the ages of 12 to 19. Theme is Hilltop Past, Present, and Future. Event will also feature performances by local hip hop artists and poets. Workshops available to prepare contestants for the May 15 event: visit write253.wordpress.com.
To register for the event or for more info, contact destinycityslams@gmail.com or Lauren Hoogkamer, Historic Preservation Coordinator, at lhoogkamer@cityoftacoma.org.

Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m.
Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

The Hurricane (1966, prizefighter, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, is wrongly convicted of a triple murder) Contact 206-386-1906.

Monday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, May 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features David Horowitz. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, May 20 at 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA

The Olympic Poetry Network features TBA. Contact Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Wednesday, May 20 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, May 21 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, May 21 at 7:00p.m.
SoulFood Coffee House, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond WA

Features Larry Crist. More info at http://soulfoodcoffeehouse.com.

Saturday, May 23 at 2 p.m.
Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S, Seattle

Remember the Titans (1971, Herman Boone becomes integrated school’s first Black Football Coach) Contact 206-684-4711.

Tuesday, May 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone333@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 26 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, May 27 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

Poetry Bridge features TBA. Open mic. Free event and open to all ages. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 27 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, May 27 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Saturday, May 30 at 2 p.m.
Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

Ghosts of Mississippi (1963, a widow seeks justice in the murder of her husband, Medgar Evers)). Contact 206-386-1906.

Sunday, May 31 at 2 p.m.
Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

Selma, Lord, Selma (1965, account of “Bloody Sunday” in Selma, Alabama). Contact 206-386-1906.

Monday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Monday, June 1 at 7:00p.m.
Bellingham Library Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Larry Crist reads from his new book. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Monday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Tuesday, June 2 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring TBA. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 3 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle

Open mic night 7- 10 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. All ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features Herb McClees and Daniel Moore. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Saturday, June 6 at 2 p.m.
NewHolly Branch, 7058 32nd Ave. S, Seattle

The Long Walk Home (1955 Bus Boycott in Montgomery, Alabama). Contact 206-386-1905.

aturday, June 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA

Features TBA. Open mic. Contact Nancy Rekow at 206.842.6908.

Saturday, June 6 at 7 PM
Readings Gallery, Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

John Burgess in a longer reading, starting with related threads from his first three books before beginning the slideshow and reading from by Land… Get directions here.

Monday, June 8 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE #A, Seattle

Open mic with Wedgwood Words & Music (aka Wedgwood WAM). Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 9 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone333@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, June 10 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Park Place Books, Kirkland Park Place Mall, 348 Parkplace Ctr., Kirkland, WA

PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart features Keith Moul and Jeannine Hall Gailey. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, June 10 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle

It's About Time Writers Reading Series features TBA. Open mic. Contact Peggy Sturdivant peggysturdivant@gmail.com.

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA

Contact Christopher Luna 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Friday, June 12 at 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma

Distinguished Writer Series features TBA. Free event. Open mike sign-up 6:30 p.m. Contact Connie Walle pspcpres1@gmail.com.

Saturday, June 13 at 2 p.m.
Rainier Beach Library, 9125 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

Mississippi Burning (1964, kidnapping and murder of 3 Civil Rights Workers). Contact 206-386-1906.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings by David Horowitz, Tim Lawrence, Carol Levin. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Sunday, June 14 at 7-9 pm
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave. Portland, Oregon

The Studio Series features TBA. Open mic. Free event. Contact Leah Stenson at leahstenson@comcast.net.

Monday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

Open mike poetry and music with all night happy hour prices on drink. Contact Jed medjyers@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Rayn Roberts. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, June 17 at 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA

The Olympic Poetry Network features TBA. Contact Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Wednesday, June 17 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, June 17 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Saturday, June 20, 2015 starting at 11:00 am
Anderson Park, 7802 168th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA

Day-long free festival and poetry picnic celebrating local and regional poets and poetry through readings, workshops, vendors, installations, picnic-related activities, and book fair. In partnership with the Redmond Association of Spokenword. Contact Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com.

Saturday, June 20 at 2 p.m.
Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

Pride (1974, Jim Ellis faces resistance while forming an all-Black swim team for troubled teens). Contact 206-386-1908.

Tuesday, June 23 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Sign-up not needed. Contact margaretroncone333@gmail.com.

Tuesday, June 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

Poetry Bridge features TBA. Open mic. Free event and open to all ages. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 24 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Open mic. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 06.436-2960.

Wednesday, June 24 at 8pm
Tougo, 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam. All ages, open mic, poetry slam. Admission $3. Contact info@raincityslam.org.

Thursday, June 25 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, June 25 at 7 PM –
The Country Bookshelf, 28 West Main St., Bozeman Montana

Poetry Night and John Burgess reads from his new book, by Land.  Includes slide show. More here.

Friday, June 26 at 7 PM
Paperback Jungle, 721 Central Ave. Great Falls MT

John Burgess reads from his new book, by Land.  Includes slide show.  Find more on Facebook here.

Saturday,  June 27 at 2 p.m.
Beacon Hill Library, 2821 Beacon Ave. S, Seattle

42 (1947, Jackie Robinson breaks the color line of Major League Baseball). Contact 206-684-4711.

 Saturday, June 27 – TBD
Montana Book & Toy Co., 331 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena MT

John Burgess reads from his new book, by Land.  Includes slide show.  More hereookco.com">here

Monday, June 29 at 7 PM
Shakespeare & Co.,103 S. 3rd St. W, Missoula MT

John Burgess reads from his new book, by Land.  Includes slide show.  More here.

Tuesday, June 30 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features TBA. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Tuesday, June 30  at 7 PM
Auntie's Bookstore, 402 West Main Ave., Spokane

John Burgess reading from his new book, by Land. More info at http://www.auntiesbooks.com/.

Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features Nancy Pagh. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Readers Bookstore, Building C, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco

Readers Poetry Series features David Meltzer & Sharon Doubiago. Contact Christopher Luna 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Monday, July 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Saturday, July 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from John Chinworth, Laura Allen, Carrington McDuffie. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Readers Bookstore, Fort Mason, Building C, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco
Readers Poetry Series features Julie Rogers & Sunnylyn Thibodeaux. Contact Christopher Luna 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Monday, August 3 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Wednesday, August 5 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring TBA. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. No Event!!
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Saturday, August 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from John S. Williams, A. Molotkov, Jeff Whitney. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Francine Walls. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, September 2 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring TBA. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Saturday, September 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Priscilla Long, Cathy Ross, Judith Skillman. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27
Tieton, Washington near Yakima

LiTFUSE 2015: featuring Ellen Bass - - registration now open!  This 3-day all-poetry workshop features music, theatre, creative movement, and natural beauty to goose your muse!  Registration and schedule at www.litfuse.us.  See you in Tieton! Contact Michael Schein wryink@comcast.net or 206.714.3178.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features Peter Ludwin & Michael Spence. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring Terry Martin. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from David Matthews, Daniel Moore, Rayn Roberts. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Herb McClees. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Monday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Wednesday, November 4 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring TBA. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Saturday, November 14 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Chris Jarmick, Herb McClees, Griffith Williams. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Griffith Williams. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, December 2 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry featuring TBA. Open mic signup starts at 6:30. 
Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DuvallPoetry Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features Chris Jarmick. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Monday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
The Station Bistro, 110 Second Street SW, St. 125, Auburn, WA

Poetry at the Station Bistro features TBA. Open mic. Contact marjorie.rommel@gmail.com or mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Saturday, December 12 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Holly Hughes, Francine Walls. Other TBA. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE), Woodinville, WA

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features Chris Jarmick. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

 


Poetry Venues in the Pacific Northwest & Beyond

POETSWEST VENUES:

PoetsWest Reader's Choice
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Every second Saturday at 4:00 p.m. features two or three readers of poetry, prose or public issue. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or send us an e-mail.

Every third Wednesday at 7:00 pm
The Creekside, 18200 Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE, Woodinville, WA (Intersection of Woodinville-Snohomish Rd NE and 140th Avenue NE)

PoetsWest @ The Creekside features one poet and open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or send us an e-mail.

Every first Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features one or two poets and an open mic. Hosted by Lisa Noble. For info about the venue, contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net. To be scheduled, contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or send us an e-mail.

SEATTLE & NEARBY on SUNDAY:

Every second Sunday from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier at Alaska and Rainier, Seattle. Writers Read, a monthly program with a featured reader. Open mic. Contact Georgia McDade gsmcdade@msn.com.

Youth Speaks Seattle hosts open mike every third Sunday at 7 p.m.
Café Allegro, 4214 University Way (alley of 42nd and 15th in U District), Seattle
. Sign up 6 p.m. All ages. Contact Angela Dy 206.661.2036 or yssinfo@gmail.com.

Second and fourth Sundays at 4:00 p.m.
Seattle Mobile Expresso, 13000 Linden Avenue N (corner of 130th and Linden Ave. N), Seattle

Open mic. Contact 206.420.4719 or info@seattlemobileespresso.com.   

SEATTLE & NEARBY on MONDAY:

Northend Forum
First & Third Monday nights, beginning around 8 o'clock at Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St., Seattle in Ravenna neighborhood
Open mic poetry and music. Contact Jed Meyers medjyers@hotmail.com.

Wedgwood Words & Music (aka Wedgwood WAM)
Open mike 2nd Monday of every month at 8:30 p.m. Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE # A, Seattle
Wedgwood WAM is the offspring of Northend Forum. There is a featured reader as well as open mic. Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Monthly open mic and featured readers every first Monday at 7 p.m.
Station Bistro in Auburn Transit Center, 110 2nd St.. Suite 125, Auburn WA 98001
. Contact mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Homeland at On the House, 1205 E Pike Street, Seattle
Every Monday night from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Feature poets and open mic. Musicians welcome. No cover charge, but donations gladly accepted. Contact Thomas Ring 206.351.1286.

Open mic every 4th Monday at 8pm
The Hummingbird Saloon, 5041 Rainier Avenue S, Seattle

Easy Speak with spoken word and music. More info at http://splab.org/ or contact t.clear@comcast.net.

Floating Bridge Press has a reading 4X annually (January, April, July, and October) on the first Monday of the month, 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm, at the Fremont branch of Seattle Public Library, 731 N 35th St. Seattle. All of the readers have been published by Floating Bridge Press. Contact 206-684-4084.

SEATTLE & NEARBY on TUESDAY:

Second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm (Social hour and sign-up at 6 pm)
Emerald Spiral (Spiritual/Artist Co-op), 5910 California Ave. SW in West Seattle

Open Mic Poetry. Free event. Contact susan@susanharmon.com or 206.937.2275.

Every second and fourth Tuesday
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

All open mic venue co-hosted by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter. Readings begin at 6:30 til 8:00 p.m. Contact margaretroncone333@gmail.com.

Open mic series third Tuesday of the month. Sign ups at 6:30pm.
Issaquah Brewhouse, 35 W Sunset Way, Issaquah WA.
Contact scoop@windermere.com.

Third Tuesday of every month. Talking Pages at historic Shell Station, 232 Front Street, Issaquah WA is a monthly event on the third Tuesday and incorporates guest authors, writing tips, and open mic audience participation. More details at http://www.eastsidewrites.org/april-2015.html.

Every Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Columbia City Theater, 4918 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

For writers looking to convene in Rainier Valley. Free. Contact 206-722-3009.

Every Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. Signup starts at 8 p.m.
Seattle Poetry Slam every Tuesday at Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Competitive performance poetry with music, open mike and featured poet. Up to six open mike poets each week (if too many sign up, they do a lottery.) Sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. For more information, check website at http://www.poetryslam.org or contact daemondarrindell@gmail.com.

The Striped Water Poets continue the Living Room, the weekly writer's critique circle in Auburn. (The group meets every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring a work to workshop and/or participate. They meet in the Conference Room 2 upstairs at Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main St. in Auburn. It's free but donations are welcome. Contact Gerald McBreen 253.735.1751 or email mcbreenpost@aol.com.

Splab, the weekly writer's critique group, meets every Tuesday from 7-9 pm at the Columbia Cultural Center, 3651 S Edmunds, Seattle. Contact Paul Nelson splabman@yahoo.com.

SEATTLE & NEARBY on WEDNESDAY:

Every Wednesday open mic with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm.
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Heavy on musicians and singers but they welcome anyone to read or perform. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.com.

First Wednesday of every month at 8:30 p.m.
Lucid Jazz Lounge, 5241 University Ave NE, Seattle

Spoken Word and Live Jazz hosted by Verbal Oasis. Open mic. No Cover. 8:30-9:15 Open Mic (Sign up at 8 p.m) followed by jam session 9:30-10:30 Poetry & Jazz with feature poet 10:45-12:00. Contact entrantt121@yahoo.com.

First Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Duvall Library Meeting Room, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA. Featured poet at 7 p.m. Open mic all ages. Readings brought to you by the Duvall Poetry Group and the Duvall Cultural Commission. Website duvallpoetry.weebly.com. Contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Every Wednesday at 8:00pm
Tougo Coffee , 1410 18th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Rain City Slam features open mic, Spoken Word Competition (Slam) and featured poet. $3 admission. Liner Notes every last Wednesday pays tribute to musical artists. $5 admission. Sign up at every first Wednesday for Liner Notes open mic. More info at http://raincityslam.wordpress.com or email info@raincityslam.org.

Second Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 7:00 p.m.
Park Place Books, 348 Parkplace Center, Park Place Books, Kirkland WA

PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart with two featured and open mic. Contact Chris Jarmick cjarmick@comcast.net.

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m.
The Station Coffee Shop, 2533 16th Ave S., Seattle.
Poetry series in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Featured readers and an open mic. Free event. Contact marthasilano@yahoo.com. More info at http://www.rockitspace.org/beacon-bards.html.

Second Wednesday of every month at 7:30 p.m.
Reel to Real, Eleventh Hour's monthly reading series features both videopoems and live poets. The reading takes place at On the House, 12th & Pike St., Seattle.
For more information, check website at http://www.poetryfestival.org. Contact Karen Finneyfrock 206.725.1650.

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Vermillion art gallery & bar, 1508 Eleventh Ave., Seattle

The Breadline monthly performance series spotlights local poets, fiction writers, musicians, and video artists. Open mic. Contact Alex Bleecker alex.bleecker@gmail.com.

Every third Wednesday of the month at 7pm
WordsWest Literary Series
C & P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave. SW, Seattle

Curated by Harold Taw, Katy E. Ellis and Susan Rich. Contact wordswestliterary@gmail.com.

Fourth Wednesday of each month (except August) at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

Poetry Bridge with featured poet and open mic. Free event and open to all ages. Open mic sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Contact leopoldo.seguel@gmail.com.

NO COMMENT Reading Series IS IN HIATUS
Shoebox Performance Space, 1404 18th Ave. (bet. Madison & Union), Seattle
Contact Producing Director, John Kazanjian 206.271.4430 or newcitytheater@comcast.net.

SEATTLE & NEARBY on THURSDAY:

Every first Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
PoetsWest at Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA.
One or two readers. Open mic. Free event.
Contact Lisa Noble 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net

Every Thursday, with a few exceptions*, 7-9 pm
Open Mic Series (poetry, music, dance, comedy, any combination)
Café Allegro, top floor, 4214 University Way, Seattle
(This venue is not handicap accessible). Free event and open to anyone and everyone. *Additional info on schedules at our facebook page (facebook.com/manicmouth). Contact manicmouth@gmail.com.

Open mike every Thursday from 6-9 p.m.
Dallas BBQ & Soul Food Restaurant, 2519 S Jackson, Seattle
Contact 206.329.2227 or email chocolateamor2007@yahoo.com.

Every first Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Electric Tea Garden, 1402 E Pike Street, Seattle

Liner Notes Seattle features songs assigned to a poet, who writes a poem inspired by the song. A live band plays the songs and each poet performs their poem after the song. Contact Ela Barton ela.barton@live.com.

Every first and third Thursday of the month at 7:00pm
Freshy's Coffee, 2735 California Ave. SW, Seattle

Open mic night, music, poetry, dance, jokes, monologue. Half off beer & wine for participants. Contact Nico Vassilakis shoehorns@msn.com.

Haiku Northwest
Second Thursday of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. (Call or email to confirm date & location).
Bellevue Regional Library, 1111 110th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA

Contact Michael Dylan Welch 206.240.0871 or mailto:welchm@aol.com.

Second Thursday of the month usually around 6 pm
The EPIC Literary Series
(http://facebook.com/EPICseries) hosts authors at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds WA. Contact amanda.laughtland@edcc.edu.

Second Thursday at 8 p.m.
Wild Rose Tavern, 1021 E Pike St., Seattle

"Seattle Spit: Queer Spoken Word" Open mic. Contact 206.324.9210.

It's About Time Writers Reading Series
Seattle Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle.
Second Thursday of every month from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Contact Peggy Sturdivant peggysturdivant@gmail.com.

Second Thursday of the month at  7 p.m.
Morso, 9014 Peacock Hill Ave., Gig Harbor, WA

Muse at Morso Poetry Series with featured poet and open mic. Free event. Contact info@watermarkwriters.com or call 253.778.6559.

Every third Thursday at 6 p.m.
NW African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts, Seattle

Smokin' Spoken Wurd with open mic hosted by Miz Floes and the Carmel Latte Duo. Contact mizfloestpt@yahoo.com.

Third Thursday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond

The Soulfood Poetry Night reading series is a free monthly event. At this series, one featured reader chooses her/his own co-feature, promoting a spirit of community - with an open mic reading to follow. Contact WelchM@aol.com.

Ekphrastika every third Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
CoCA (Center on Contemporary Art), 410 Dexter Ave. N (between Mercer and Denny), Seattle
Eleventh Hour Productions/Seattle Poetry Festival $5 admission.

PO Box 28976 / Seattle WA 98118-8976
206.725.1650 or cContact eleven@poetryfestival.org or www.poetryfestival.org.

Poetry open mic
Third Thursday from 7 - 9 p.m.
Cafe Luna, 9924 SW Bank Road, Vashon Island.
Contact Devon Atkins 206.463.0777 or info@cafelunavashon.com.

Auntmama's Storycorner every last Thursday at 7:00 p.m. at Seattle's Madison Park Starbucks, 4000 E Madison, Seattle. Storycorner's regular artists are Kathyaa Alexander, Olubayo Johnson and Mary Anne Moorman who is Auntmama. Free to the public. More info at Auntmama.com and Seattlestorytellersguild.org.

SEATTLE & NEARBY on FRIDAY:

Every First Friday of the month at 7 pm
Revolution Books, 89 S Washington St, (off 1st Ave in Pioneer Square), Seattle

Open mic. Reverberate to liberate! Bring your poetry, hip hop, music.... Hosted by Stacy Barnes. Contact 206.325.7415 or rbsea@yahoo.com or check http://seattlerevolutionbook.blogspot.com/.

First Friday each month at 8 p.m.
Miller Community Center , 330 19th Avenue E., Seattle
BoUnce: The Sport of StorytellingTM is an open mike event with a cash prize. Winning team receives a cash prize of 50% of door money. Suggested Donation: $1-5. Sign-up at the door. Please bring a completed waiver signed by your parent or guardian if your are under 18 years old. Suggested subjects: Courage, So Scared, Lost, Unbelievable Days, How and Why Stories, Tall Tales, Love, Betrayal? Stories, poems, lyrics, rhymes and content must be suitable for all-ages. No racist, sexist, homophobic performances. Contact Jourdan Keith mailto:jourdankeith@yahoo.com.

Every third Friday at 7:00 p.m.
The Sequel Used Books and Espresso, 1634 Railroad St., Enumclaw, WA

Enumclaw and Beyond Poetry Readings hosts an Open mic. Bring your own or your favorite poems or just come and listen. Free event. Contact azaroa40@yahoo.com or mailto:ronald@foxinternet.net.

Last Friday of every month at 7:00 p.m.
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA

Redmond Asscociation of SPokenword (RASP) promotes written and spoken arts in Redmond and East King County through inclusive education programming and performance events. Contact Laura Lee Bennett laura_leeb@msn.com or check www.raspread.com.

Fourth Friday of every month at 7 p.m.
Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Center Gallery (2nd floor), 6532 Phinney Ave N, Seattle.
Untitled [Intersection], 2008 presents poetry & contemporary performance art. Event includes reception with wine & light fare. $5-$10 (sliding scale) suggested donation. Contact A. K. Allin mimiallin@gmail.com.

SEATTLE & NEARBY on SATURDAY:

First Saturday of every month at 10:00 a.m.
African American Writers Alliance meets at Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle.
Contact Georgia McDade 206.722.0964 or gsmcdade@msn.com.

Verbal Rhythms, an interactive event
Mundos, 1212 E Jefferson, Seattle
Every first and third Saturday. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Cover $7 ($5 if you arrive before 8 p.m.). Features music, stories, poetry, drama, gospel and more! Open mike. For more info 206.328.8892 or www.melissanoellegreen.com.

First (usually) Saturday of every month at 7 p.m.
The Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. NE, Poulsbo WA 98370 (360.779.9199)

Three featured poets and an open mike. Contact Nancy Rekow nancyrekow@msn.com or check http://poulsbo.typepad.com/poetry/.

Every third Saturday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center, 104 17th Ave S, Seattle
Diamond Life features Open Mike night and Art Integration at its best with wordsmiths, poets, spoken word artists, emcees, jazz artists, dancers and vocalists. $5 at door but no one turned away. Contact Melissa Noelle Green 206.684.4757 or check the web site www.diamondlifepresents.com.

Every last Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.
House show at 142 N 76th Street, Seattle
Free Form: A Night of Wine, Poetry, Music and Expression. Open venue. Free event. Contact Andrew Bauman abraveheart21@aim.com.


NORTH of SEATTLE:

Third Sunday Reading Series
Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo, WA
The Jewel Box Reading Series features two regional poets every third Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Open mike. Contact Jenifer Lawrence at mailto:jewelboxpoets@comcast.net.

Poetrynight every Monday night 8pm at Bellingham Public Library, 200 Central Ave., Bellingham, WA  (Use back entry by Fountain.) Open mic and a featured poet. Free event. More info at www.poetrynight.org or contact dobbiesankh@gmail.com.

First Monday of the month
Poulsbo Public Library Meeting Room, 700 NE Lincoln Rd., Poulsbo, WA
Kitsap County Poetry Association with featured reader and open mike every first Monday at 7 p.m. and, as time permits, workshop and discussion. Contact robertjasondick@gmail.com.

Non-fiction writing group meets first and third Tuesday of each month from 6:15-8:15pm.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA.
Open to newcomers. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Spec Fiction/Sci Fi Writing Group meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

First & third Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA

VB Writes: Poetry Writing Group open to newcomers and drop-ins. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com. For more information: http://www.meetup.com/Village-Books-
Poetry-Group/.

Second and fourth Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham, WA

VB Writes: Fiction Writing Group open to newcomers and drop-ins. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Second Wednesday of every month
Firehouse Cafe, 14th and Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA
The Chuckanut Sandstone Writer's Theater, an informal gathering of poets and writers, offers original pieces at an open mike, 7 PM on the second Wednesday of every month at the Firehouse Cafe, 14th and Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA. Contact Carla Shafer 360.961.2320.

Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:30 p.m.
Caffe café 3908 Meridian, Bellingham, WA

Open Mic Night for musicians, poets, or other free style performers. House band opens the night at 5:30pm. Contact Stephanie Guy Cell 206.992.5919 or email: Stephanie.marie.guy@gmail.com.

Open mic night every Wednesday from May 30 to September 5 from 6-8 p.m.
Red Cup Cafe, 619 - 4th Street, Mukilteo WA 98275.
We encourage poets to come and read their poetry. Contact 425.423.0450 or theartworkshop7@verizon.net.

Every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA
Everett Poetry Nite. All ages. Free admission. Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Every Thursday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Mukilteo YMCA, 10601-47th Pl W, Mukilteo WA

Writers Group: A literary salon for writers and open to all writers. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 425.423.0450.

Third Saturday (usually) at 1 p.m. Meetings alternate between Blue Heron Farm (upstairs), 12179 State Route 530, Rockport, WA to 5b's Bakery 45597 Main St., Concrete, WA. UpSkagit Poets meeting dates vary, but usually on the third Saturday unless the majority of our members have a conflict with that date. Open to newcomers. Contact Andrea Weiser awzipster@gmail.com.

Whatcom/Skagit Poetry Reading Series
At the Depot Arts Center, 7th Street and R Avenue in Anacortes, WA or the Lucia Douglas Gallery, 1415 - 13th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225. An evening of poetry surrounds the opening of each new art exhibit and features respected area poets. Contact Depot Arts Center at 360-293-3663 or one of the WPS co-directors: Anita K. Boyle 360.398.7870 or akboyle@egressstudio.com or Susan J. Erickson 360.733.0693 or Susanjer@mac.com.

Bellingham Poetry Slam
Bellingham's iDiom Theater is starting a series of poetry slams. On the last Friday of every month, Tobias Childs will host the Jazz Jam and Poetry Slam, This triumphant return will include a live jazz band from WWU, a featured poet each month, and a cash prize!
A $100 CASH PRIZE to the winning poet who, along with the runner-up, also receives a spot in the coveted Grand Slam Finale on April 17. A student discount and slots are available if you want to try and compete for the 100 big ones. See more on this and other iDiOM late night events on Facebook.


OLYMPIC PENINSULA:

Every Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Lehani's Coffee House and Deli, 221 Taylor St., Port Townsend
Weekly open mike with poetry San Francisco style - sponsored by Minotaur Press and Lehani's. Contact Jim Watson-Gove jimwatsongove@earthlink.net.

Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Northwind Arts Center, 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend
Minotaur Press & Northwind Arts Center sponsor poetry reading with two poets scheduled each month. Contact Bill Mawhinney mawhinneyw_w@msn.com.

Every first Saturday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Pope Marine Building, Water & Madison Streets, Port Townsend WA.

PT (Port Townsend) Shorts is a one-hour reading during Gallery Walk and is free to the public. Produced by Key City Public Theatre and sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission. Contact bareboards@gmail.com.


SOUTH of SEATTLE:

Every Thursday at 7:00pm. Café Love, 205 4th Ave E, Olympia WA. Poetry Open Mic and featured poet, $3-$7 admission (no one will be turned away for lack of funds). Sign up begins at 6:30pm. Contact cafeloveoly@gmail.com or 360-943-1434.

Second Sunday of every month at 4:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave., Portland, Oregon

Featured readers at 7 pm; open mic at 8 pm. Contact Leah Stenson leahstenson@comcast.net or Stonehenge Studios 503.224.3640.

Final Monday of each month at 7 pm at B Sharp Café, 706 Opera Alley, Tacoma WA
for Creative Colloquy.com, a submission-based literary site. Features authors and open mic. Enewsletter http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=adfef90530352175cc6911e69&id=69f1cbddf3&e=[UNIQID
Contact jackiecasella@creativecolloquy.com.

Every Tuesday night an open mic poetry reading with LIVE STREAMING on YouTube at Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd., Eugene, Oregon. Sign up: 7:30 Show starts: 8:00pm Contact 541-517-6002 or email Kit Chell at kit@kit-chell.com.

Third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m.
In Other Words Books, 14 Killingsworth St., Portland OR

Figures of Speech Reading Series. Suggested donation $5. Contact Steve Williams or call 503-232-6003.

Last Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Commencement Bay Haiku meets at Subway , corner of North I & Division (across from Wright Park), Tacoma.  Open to all interested in composing and discussing contemporary haiku, experimental haiku or traditional haiku and haibun. ContactJudt Shrode 253-389-4884 or Carmen Sterb carmensterba@yahoo.com.

Every first Friday at 8 p.m.
The Den Tea Bar, 1932 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA

Speak Your Soul Open Mic. Contact zach@speakyoursoul.org.

Second Friday of each month at 7:00 p.m.
Kings Books, 218 St Helens, Tacoma WA
The Puget Sound Poetry Connection (PSPC), based in Tacoma sponsors the Distinguished Writer Series, a venue for playwrights, short story writers and others. This mixed venue features a distinguished reader and an open mike. Contact Connie Walle ckwalle@msn.com.

Every fourth Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Tully's Coffee, corner of 9th and Broadway, Tacoma

Free Ya Mind open mic. Contact Steven Eric Batts stevenericbatts@yahoo.com.

Federal Way Poets Society has weekly readings in Federal Way. Location, dates and time not posted. Contact Bill Pirkle bpirkle@zipcon.net or 253.839.4304 to be notified of place and time.


Last Tuesday of the month
Barnes & Noble, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver WA

Poetry event with featured author at 7 - 7:45 pm. Open mic 7:45 - 8:30 pm. Contact Shawn Sorensen crm2679@bn.com or 360.260.3854.

Every third Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
The Olympia Poetry Network meets at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA
Contact Joanne Clarkson 360.701.2030 or Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Every third Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffeehouse, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA.
Featured poet and open mic. Contact joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Every Thursday at 7:00pm
Café Love, 205 4th Ave E, Olympia WA

Poetry Open Mic and featured poet, $3-$7 admission (no one turned away for lack of funds). Sign up begins at 6:30pm. Contact cafeloveoly@gmail.com or call 360-943-1434.

Open mic Poetry every second Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA.
Featured reader and open mike. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.


EASTERN WASHINGTON:

The Temple, 129 East Alder (upstairs), Walla Walla, Washington
Tsunami Inc., former publisher of the tri-lingual quarterly poetry magazine, The Temple, sponsors the Walla Walla Poetry Party and other combination readings of poetry and art, including the Walla Walla Poetry Slam.
Contact Charles Potts at The Temple, PO Box 100, Walla Walla WA 99362-0033, or call 509.529.0813, e-mail info@thetemplebookstore or www.thetemplebookstore.

Yakima Allied Arts Open Mic
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Yearly, September thru March.
Allied Arts Center, 5000 Lincoln Avenue, Yakima, WA
Open Mic is open to anyone who signs up to read. Admission is free. Contact Linda Brown mailto:lcbrown@mindspring.com or call Allied Arts at 509.966.0930.


OREGON:

First Sunday of the month
Three Friends Coffeehouse, 201 SE 12th Ave., Portland, OR

Spokensong monthly showcase of acoustic music & spokenword. Contact 503.236.6411.

Second Sunday at 7:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios/Ross Island Café, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland OR

The Studio Series with featured readers and open mic. Contact Leah Stenson leahstenson@comcast.net.

Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sign-up starts at 7:00 p.m.
Alberta Street Public House, 1036 NE Alberta, Portland, Oregon
"Broken Word" poetry open mike hosted by Arlo Voorhees. Contact 503.284.7665.

Every Tuesday night Sign up: 7:30 p.m.Show starts: 8:00 p.m.
Cush Cafe, 1235 Railroad Blvd., Eugene, Oregon.
Open mic poetry reading with LIVE STREAMING on YouTube. Contact 541-517-6002 or email Kit Chell at kit@kit-chell.com.

First Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.
Blackbird Wine Shop, 3519 NE 44th off Fremont, Portland, Oregon
Oregon Literary Review co-hosts a series of readings, performances and wine-tasting. Readers and performers interested in participating should contact Julie Mae Madsen at mailto:nursefusion@yahoo.com with an expression of interest and sample work.

Every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Fuel Cafe, 1452 NE Alberta St., Portland

Poetry and music with open mike. Contact Terence Hanna terencehanna@gmail.com or call 503.841.8328.

Every second Wednesday of the month from 6 to 9 p.m.
star e rose café, 2403 NE Alberta, Portland OR

Open mike poetry jam. Bring your poems, rhymes, spoken words or just your attentive ears and share your poetry. Free, all ages. Contact bryanandmikki@gmail.com.

Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
St Johns Booksellers, 8622 N Lombard, Portland OR

We welcome poetry and prose, and acoustic music. Open mic. Hosted by Margot and Tom Lavoie. Contact 503.283.0032.

Fridays from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Sign-up starts at 7:15
Gallery & Internet Cafe, 115 NW 5th Avenue (between NW Couch & Davis), Portland, Oregon

Backspace "Word of Mouth" poetry open mike hosted by Elizabeth Archers. Contact 503.248.2900.

Third Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 p.m.
100th Monkey Art Studio at 110 SE 16th Ave., Portland Oregon

Hosted by Steve Williams & Constance Hall. Contact 503.232.3457 or the100th@the100thmonkeystudio.com.

Second Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Broadway Store at 1231 Broadway, Portland
Call 503.335.0201.

Last Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Jantzen Beach Store, 1720 N Jantzen Beach Center, Portland.
Call 503.283.2800.

Last Friday of each month from 7 to 9 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Beaverton Store, 18300 NW Evergreen Parkway, Portland.
Call 503.645.3046 for submission and reading guidelines.

Every Saturday at noon through October 15.
St Johns Booksellers, 8622 N Lombard, Portland

Readings in conjunction with St Johns Farmers Market. Open mic Contact Dan Raphael raphael@aracnet.com.

Third Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
The Blue Pepper, 241 Commercial St. NE, Salem, Oregon
Third Thursday Poets (TTP) is a monthly reading featuring three writers reading their own and/or other's work along a particular theme. Local merchants provide wine and hors d'oeuvres for guests. In addition to its live audience, TTP is filmed by CCTV, the public access channel in Salem and broadcast four times a week for four weeks after the live reading. Contact Maureen Clifford at mailto:maureen@thirdthursdaypoets.org.


Every third Saturday of every month except December
Most events take place at 7 p.m. at the Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 Beach Drive, Newport.
The Nye Beach Writers' Series is a program of Writers On The Edge, Inc. Readings take place in Newport, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast, the third Saturday of every month except December. This year-round literary cabaret features one author each month, followed by open mike where audience members can read their original work for up to five minutes. No pre-registration is necessary. Open mike readers may sell their books, CDs, broadsides at the book table. Admission is $5 at the door, free to students. Check the Nye Beach Writers' Series web site www.writersontheedge.org for location and start time for special events and "Presenter Info" for authors who wish to read. For other information, contact mailto:info@writersontheedge.org or 541.574.7708.


The Fisher Poets Gathering in downtown Astoria is scheduled the last weekend of February. Fishing industry-related men and women gather together in this annual event to share their poetry and songs in readings, music venues, workshops and special events. The audience comes from local towns and elsewhere. Event buttons are available for $5/day or $10/weekend donation at the ticket booth of the Columbian Theater, 11th and Marine Drive (Hwy 30). There is no further charge for FPG events. For more information: Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce 503.325.6311 or check their website http://www.clatsopcollege.com/fisherpoets/.


CALIFORNIA:

Second Sunday every month at 3:00 p.m.
Open Door Books 4761 Cass Street, Pacific Beach in San Diego 858.270.8642
Featured poet followed by Open Reading. Contact Terry Hertzler terryhertzler@att.net.

Every third Wednesday from 7:00 – 8:45 p.m.
Upstart Bookstore, Seaport Village, 835 W Harbor Drive, San Diego
New Alchemy Poetry Series.
Contact Seretta Martin wordsoup@juno.com.

Third Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
Studio 333 Art Gallery, 333 Caledonia St., Sausalito CA

Sunset Poetry by the Bay with feature & open mic. Contact Martin Hickel poetnews@sonic.net or check http://isledesk.com/islepress/SunsetPoetry.html.


MONTANA:

Poetry in Great Falls, Montana
Poets interested in participating in poetry events should contact Ron Crete at 1523 - 4th Ave. N, Great Falls, MT 59401,
or call 406.453.0380 or e-mail rlcrete@mcn.net.


BRITISH COLUMBIA:

Every Sunday at 9:00 p.m.
Café Montmartre, a Licensed Parisian Café, 4362 Main St. (Main & 28th), Vancouver, B.C.

Artists performing sign up at 8 p.m. Admission free (hat will be passed). Hosted by T.Paul Ste. Marie w/DJ DutchBoy. Contact 604.879.8111 or email mailto:t-paulsm@shaw.ca.

First, third and fifth Sunday at 8 pm. Sign up at 7:30 pm
Thundering Word Montmartre Café, 4362 Main St. at 28th Ave., Vancouver BC
. Contact Bill hoggersmoon@telus.net.

Second and fourth Monday at 9 p.m. Sign up at 8 pm
Cafe Deux Soleil, 2096 Commercial Drive, Vancouver BC

Vancouver Poetry Slam spoken word competition. $5. Contact RC Weslowski weslowhiskey@direct.ca.

Second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm
Vancouver Central Library, Alice Mac Kay Room, 350 W Georgia St., Vancouver BC (info@vpl.ca)

The World Poetry Reading Series. Contact Ariadne ariadnes@uniserve.com.

Second Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 pm
The Clearbrooke Library, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford BC

Blue Moon Reading Series includes features and open mic. www.poetspotpourrisociety.com.

Fourth Tuesday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Britannia Library, Gallery Room, 1661 Napier St., Vancouver BC

Word Whips Writing Series http://www.pandorascollective.com/openmics.html.

Last Tuesday of the month at 9:00 pm
The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main St. at 29th Ave., Vancouver BC

The Main Street Slam. http://www.members.shaw.ca/cottagebistro/.

First Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, N Vancouver BC

Dare to Be Heard. www.nswriters.bc.ca.

First and third Wednesday from 8 to 12 pm
The Cottage Bistro, 4468 Main Street at 29th Ave., Vancouver BC

The Spillious Speak and Sing: Musicians and spoken word. http://www.members.shaw.ca/cottagebistro/.

Second Wednesday (Sept-June) from 7 to 9:00 pm.
Canadian Authors Assc., Alliance for Arts & Cultural Events, Suite 100, 938 Howe St., Vancouver BC.
www.canauthorsvancouver.org/meetings.htm.

Every Thursday at 7 p.m.
Baghdad Café, 1018 Commercial Drive, Vancouver B.C.

S P O K E N R E V E L A T I O N S: Poetry, music, stand-up comedy - Mikeless open mike. No cover. Contact spokenrevelations@poetic.com.

Fourth Friday
The Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC

Art/Music.performance. www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/public_always.cfm.


BEYOND BRITISH COLUMBIA:

The Poetry Kit - Updated listing of events throughout Canada.

Last Wednesday of every month
MOST VOCAL Poets Society - Open mike night at Tongue and Groove Jazz Lounge in Lethbridge, Alberta CANADA. If you are in the neighbourhood of Lethbridge, Alberta, drop in for a bit of verse and share your own. For info on event dates and times, contact Blaine at 403.394.0999 or mostvocal@canada.com. Website http://members.shaw.ca/Most-Vocal/.


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