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 206.682.1268 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.


2014

Tuesday, July 22 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, July 22 at 6:00 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

SpecFic /SciFi Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Tuesday, July 22 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, July 23 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, July 23 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, July 23 at 7:00 PM
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

John Duvernoy & Sarah Fran Wisby read from Something in the Way //Obstruction Blues & The Heart's Progress. Contact 206.624.6600.

Wednesday, July 23 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, July 24 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA features Portuguese American Writers II
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, July 24 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Friday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle

An evening of music and poetry with the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Music of Ernst von Dohnányi, Franz Schubert and Ludwig von Beethoven. PoetsWest will feature open mic followed by John Burgess, David D. Horowitz, and Chris Jarmick. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or jge@poetswest.com.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 2-5pm
Memorial for Marion Kimes.
Procession at 1:00pm led by Martha Linehan.
A walk from Coastal Kitchen (429 15th Ave. E., Seattle 98112) to Spring Street Center. Contact pen@splab.org.

Tuesday, July 29 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

Seattle Slam features NPS 2014 Team. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Tuesday, July 29 at 7:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA

Last Tuesdays Poetry features Lex Runciman, Ann Staley and M. Contact David Hill www.davidhill.biz.

Wednesday, July 30 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, July 30 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, July 31 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, July 31 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Saturday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Freeway Park, 700 Seneca St., Seattle

The fourth in a series of music and poetry in the parks with the Seattle Chamber Music Society. Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Ludwig van Beethoven  and Piotr Tchaikovsky. PoetsWest will feature open mic with Art Gomez followed by Dr. Louis Chude-Sokei, Georgia McDade, Lola Peters, Dee Williams. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or jge@poetswest.com.

Saturday August 2 at approx. 11:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Pioneer Square, 115 Prefontaine Pl. S, Seattle

TK 10th Anniversary Art of the City Street Fair features Hobo Poets Christopher J. Jarmick and David Thornbrugh performing with the cast of The Suitcases Project. Contact glasscocoon@hotmail.com.

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

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

Monday, August 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.

NO SHOW on Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

No SHOW tonight! Seattle Slam. Open mic sign-up between 8-8:30. Cover charge $5. 21+ with ID required at the door. Contact info@seattlepoetryslam.org.

Wednesday, August 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.

Wednesday, August 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, August 6 at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle
Open mic night. All-ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, August 6 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, August 7 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

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

PoetsWest features Mary Eliza Crane, Therese Clear, Allison Peacock. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Thursday, August 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, August 7 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.

Thursday, August 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

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

Reader’s Choice features David Horowitz, David Matthews, Francine Walls. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Sunday, August 10 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn WA

Auburn Days: Nine Poets Laureate: Richard Brugger, Lucas Smiraldo, Ann Spiers, Josie Emmons Turner, Gerald A. McBreen, Michael Dylan Welch, Ina Whitlock, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Christopher Luna. Other Literary Adventures! Free events: Workshops, Open Mic Poetry Contest, Book Swap Table. Hosted by Pacific Poet Laureate Gerald A. McBreen (2009 - 2014) Contact mcbreenpost@aol.com.

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

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

Wednesday, August 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, August 13 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, August 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, August 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

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

It's About Time Writers Reading Series features TBA. Open mic. Contact Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.

Saturday August 16 & 17 from 10:30am- 4pm
Issaquah Train Depot, 78 First Avenue NE, Issaquah, WA

The Suitcases Project at Issaquah Depot Museum
Directed by Joan Laage, the Suitcases Project is a free, all-ages continuous event with alternating scenes throughout the depot and on the trolley.
Cast: Sheri Brown, Amie Christensen, Camille Hildebrandt, Chris Jarmick, Joan Laage, Lin Lucas, Anthony Lee Phillips, and David Thornbrugh.  Music by Dmitry Artamonov & David Noble. Contact glasscocoon@hotmail.com.

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

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

Wednesday, August 20 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 Tim Lawrence. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, August 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, August 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, August 20 at 7 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA

Tiger Talk features Herb Stokes. Hosted by Joyce Colson. Contact 360-907-4830 or joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, August 20 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, August 21 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 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, August 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

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

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

Wednesday, August 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, August 27 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, August 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, August 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Monday, September 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.

Tuesday, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 3 at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle
Open mic night. All-ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, September 3 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, September 4 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 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, September 4 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, September 4 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.

Thursday, September 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, September 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, September 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, September 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 Laura Lehew and Roy Seitz. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, September 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, September 10 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Wednesday, September 10 until Sunday, September 21, 2014
Haus der Berliner Festspiele and other locations in Berlin
14th Annual international literature festival Berlin (ilb).Opening speech by Pankaj Mishra (India/GB), awardee of the Leipzig Book Prize of European Communication 2014. Premiere readings by authors including Andrea Bajani (Italy), John Burnside (GB), Judith Hermann (GER), Stefan Hertmans (Belgium), David Vann (Alaska / GB) and Tao Lin (USA). Readings, poetry nights, political panels, Intl. Children’s and Young Adult Literature. www.literaturfestival.com/kjl/veranstaltungen/gesamtprogramm. For advice about the program and the advance sale, call (030) 278786-66/-70 from Monday to Friday 9am-1pm and 2pm-5pm, or mail to kjl@literaturfestival.com.

Thursday, September 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, September 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 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 Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.

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

Reader’s Choice features Pongo. Hosted by Art Gomez. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Sunday, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 17 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, September 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, September 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, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd, Vancouver WA

Tiger Talk features Jim Morrison. Open mic. Contact 360-907-4830 or email joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, September 17 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, September 18 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 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, September18 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Tuesday, September 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, September 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, September 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, September 24 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Wednesday, September 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.

Thursday, September 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, September 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Tuesday, September 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.

Wednesday, October 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.

Wednesday, October 1 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, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle
Open mic night. All-ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, October 1 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, October 2 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

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

PoetsWest features Yvonne Higgins Leach, Joanie Stangeland. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Thursday, October 2 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, October 2 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.

Thursday, October 2 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA

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

Monday, October 6 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, October 7 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, October 8 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 TBA. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, October 8 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, October 8 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, October 9 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, October 9 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 9 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle

It's About Time Writers Reading Series features TBA. Open mic. Contact Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.

Friday, October 10 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, October 11 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Reader’s Choice features Maya Ganesan, Lauri Langston, Jed Myers. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

Sunday, October 12 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, October 13 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, October 14 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, October 14 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, October 15 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 Scott Galasso. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, October 15 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, October 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, October 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd, Vancouver WA

Tiger Talk features April Bullard & Julie O’Mara. Open mic. Contact 360-907-4830 or email joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, October 15 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

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

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, October 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, October 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Monday, October 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, October 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, October 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, October 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, October 22 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, October 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, October 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Tuesday, October 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, October 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, October 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, October 29 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, October 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, October 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Saturday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA

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

Monday, November 3 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, November 4 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, November 5 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, November 5 at 7 p.m.
Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features Holly Hughes. Open mic signup. Website: http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com. Contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Wednesday, November 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, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle
Open mic night. All-ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, November 5 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, November 6 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 6 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, November 6 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, November 6 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, November 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.

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

Reader’s Choice features Joanne Clarkson, Kay Mullen, Griffith Williams. Open mic. Hosted by Art Gomez. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

Sunday, November 9 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, November 10 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, November 11 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, November 11 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, November 12 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 TBA. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, November 12 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, November 12 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, November 13 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, November 13 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 13 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle

It's About Time Writers Reading Series features TBA. Open mic. Contact Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.

Friday, November 14 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.

Monday, November 17 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, November 18 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, November 19 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 WA State Poet Laureate Elizabeth Austen. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, November 19 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, November 19 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, November 19 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, November 20 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 20 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, November 20 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Tuesday, November 25 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, November 25 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, November 26 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, November 26 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, November 26 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, November 27 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, November 27 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Monday, December 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.

Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle
Open mic night. All-ages. Contact Openmic@theveraproject.org.

Wednesday, December 3 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, December 4 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 4 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, December 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, December 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, December 4 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.

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

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

Monday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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 TBA. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, December 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, December 10 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, December 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, December 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 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 Katie Tynan mktynan@gmail.com.

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

Reader’s Choice features Don Kentop, Erika Michael, Shankar Narayan. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

Sunday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 17 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 Yvonne Higgins Leach. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, December 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, December 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, December 17 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, December 18 at 5:30 pm 
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Poetry Writing Group meets. Hosted by Shannon Laws. Contact splaws11@gmail.com.

Thursday, December 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, December 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Tuesday, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 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, December 24 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Thursday, December 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, December 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 7 pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Tuesday, December 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.

Wednesday, December 31 at 8pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill, Seattle

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

Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from No Longer Strangers: Haiku Northwest anthology. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Here, There, and Everywhere: RASP anthology. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Reader’s Choice features John Burgess, Larry Crist, Joanie Stangeland. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

Wednesday, March 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 John Burgess. 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 206.682.1268 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 206.682.1268 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 206.682.1268 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.

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.

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 the month at 7:00 p.m.
Seattle Mobile Espresso,13000 Linden Ave N #106 (Bitter Lake neighborhood), Seattle
Hosted by Dobbie Norris. Contact dobbiesankh@gmail.com.

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. (Also every first Thursday)
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

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

Monthly open mic and featured readers every first Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Station Bistro in Auburn Transit Center, 110 2nd St.. Suite 125, Auburn WA 98001
. Contact mcbreenpost@aol.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 Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA. Featured poet at 7 p.m. Open mic all ages. Contact: duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Every Wednesday at 8:00pm
Scratch Deli, 1718 12th 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.

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.
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.

First Thursday of the month. (Also every Wednesday)
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

Sign up starts at 7, start time approx 7:30. Strictly an open mic, not a slam, 8-10 min sets depending on number of poets. No cover. Contact wrussellcarrick@gmail.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 Katie Tynan mktynan@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.

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.


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.

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.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, 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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