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

Friday, January 15 to February 29, 2016
Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank WA (on Whidbey Island)

Features Into the Garden: Prints by Rob Schouten.  Contact victory@robschoutengallery.com or 360.222.3070.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7:30 pm
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca), Seattle

Seattle Arts & Lectures features Not Your Typical Poetry Reading with poet and actress Amber Tamblyn and her mother, Bonnie Tamblyn, weaving together poetry and music to create a mélange of intimate and funny storytelling. Tickets at the door starting at 6:30 p.m. or in advance at www.townhallseattle.org or 1.888.377.4510.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 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, February 11 at 6pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books Writes. Fiction I Writing Group Meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Thursday, February 11 at 7pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Features Kevin Murphy reading from The Bird of Pure Midnight. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Thursday, February 11 at 7:30-8:45pm
Many Rivers Books & Tea, 130 S. Main Street, Sebastopol

An evening of poetry and music: A Bundle of Myrrh― Songs for the Earth. Donations welcome. See www.manyriversbooks.com.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Frozation Nation, 155 Liberty St NE #150, Salem OR

Featured reader, T.L. Cooper. Open mic. Contact mrcjanssen@msn.com.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Ballard Branch SPL, 5614 22nd Ave. NW, Seattle

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

Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, February 11, 2016 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, February 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA

Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna. Features Steve Williams. Contact Christopher Luna 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma

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

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 2:00- 5:00p.m.
Seattle Central Library. 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle

Poets Against Hate. Poets read one poem (your own poem), 1-2 minutes max.: A one-minute poem and read the translation also in one minute. Email for info or to sign up: Phoebe at editors@ravenchronicles.org, or Esther at eahelfgott2@comcast.net.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features Mary Eliza Crane, Jed Myers, Benjamin Schmitt. Hosted by Art Gomez. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA

PoetsWest features John Gorski & Francine Walls. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or jge@poetswest.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.

Saturday, February 13 at 12 noon
Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street, Vancouver WA

Monthly poetry writing workshop. $20 suggested donation; no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Bring a poem to share as a way of saying hello. Snacks are much appreciated. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 from 3-5 PM
The Pond House, 2215 SE Harrison, Milwaukie OR

Persian translator and poetry lover Alireza Taghdarreh will speak at the Ledding Library Pond House on "Seeing Invisible Ties Between People or Why I translated Walden into Persian and The Rubaiyat into English." Light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at 503-819-8367 or tomhogan2@comcast.net.

Sunday, February 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Columbia City Library, 4721 Rainier Ave. S, Seattle

African-American Writers’ Alliance: “Love” with Lola Peters, Georgia McDade. Open Mic at 3:30 p. m. Contact 206.386.1908.

Sunday, February 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Columbia City Gallery, 4864 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

African-American Writers’ Alliance: “Crazy Love” with Jaye Ware, Lola Peters, Georgia McDade. Contact 206-760-9843.

February 14, 2016 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Avenue, Portland OR

Studio Series: Poetry Reading and Open Mic will feature Deborah Akers and Darlene Pagan. Free and open to the public. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Monday, February 15, 2016 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, February 16 at 6 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books Writes. Creative Nonfiction Writing Group Meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Art Haus at Milepost 5, 8155 NE Oregon St., Portland, OR

Features Darlene Pagán and Deborah Akers. Open mic. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 pm.
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive features presentation and discussion on William Stafford. Free event. Contact welchm@aol.com.

Wednesday, February 17 at 10:15 a.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books Writes. Poetry II Writing Group Meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Wednesday, February 17 at 6:00 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books Writes. Fiction II Writing Group Meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Traditions Cafe, 5th & Water St., Olympia WA
Olympia Poetry Network features Christianne Balk. Open mic precedes the reading. Free Event. Contact Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 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, February 17, 2016 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, February 17, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Concordia University Library, GRW108, 2800 NE Liberty Street, Portland OR 97211

Mountain Writers Series at Concordia University presents a book launch by Henry Hughes from his latest book of poetry, A Bunch of Animals (Cloudbank Books, 2016).. Free and open to the public. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Vie de Bohème (SE 7th & Clay on Portland's Distillery Row, 1530 SE 7th Avenue, Portland OR
 
Mountain Writers Series at Vie de Bohème presents a reading by Henry Hughes reading from his latest book of poetry, A Bunch of Animals (Cloudbank Books, 2016). Suggested donation $5. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, February 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books Writes. Poetry I Writing Group Meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Frozation Nation, 155 Liberty St NE #150, Salem OR

Featured reader, Stephanie Lenox. Open mic. Contact mrcjanssen@msn.com.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 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.

Friday, February 19, 2016 at  7 pm.
Espresso By The Bay, 1203 Rainier St., Steilacoom WA

Featured Reader: Dave Warner. More info at Andersonislandwrites.com.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

John Perkins reads from his new book, The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Contact 206.624.6600.

Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books features Nancy Pagh. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Sunday, February 21 at 3:15 p.m.
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Village Books Writes. Nonfiction & Memoir Writing Group Meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Saturday February 20 & Saturday February 27, 2016 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Economic Development Community Center, 3642 33rd Ave S, Suite C5, Seattle
A Celebration of Black History Months African American Quilts, Quilt Codes and Art. Free event. Reservations suggested. Families & All Ages welcome.The Economic Development Community Center Partnership invites you to celebrate the rich history and heritage African-American culture. Contact musyca109.comcast.net.

Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Lummi Island Library, 2144 S Nugent Rd., Lummi Island, WA
An evening of poetry from Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. Info at https://othermindpress.wordpress.com/noisy-water.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at 7 pm
Barnes & Noble Vancouver, 7700 NE Fourth Plain, Vancouver WA

David Biespiel is the featured poet on the friendly open mic. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30 pm.
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive features presentation and discussion on Maya Angelou. Free event. Contact welchm@aol.com.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 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, February 24, 2016 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, February 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Frozation Nation, 155 Liberty St NE #150, Salem OR

Featured reader, Michael Smith. Open mic. Contact mrcjanssen@msn.com.

Thursday, February 25, 2016 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.

Friday, February 26, 2016 at 7:00 p.m
VALA Eastside 7330 164th Ave NE, Redmond Town Center

Reading & Open Mic.  Join us for a reading from Laura LeHew and an open mic.  See website http://raspread.com for more details.

Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main St., Vancouver, WA

To honor Portland-based The Inflectionist Review’s 2nd anniversary, the editors have published a limited edition compendium of all the work from their first four issues. The Inflectionist Review Anthology of Poetry includes new work from state Poet Laureates, award-winning poets, and emerging writers, even a new Rilke translation. More info at http://inflectionism.com/ or http://angstgallery.com/

 Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

African-American Writers’ Alliance: Margaret Barrie, Jaye Ware, Gayloyd Sisson, Minnie Collins, Lola Peters, Monique Franklin, Santiago Vega, Helen Collier, Georgia S. McDade. Contact 206.624.6600.

Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 pm.
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive features presentation and discussion on Dr. Seuss (families welcome for the first hour). Free event. Contact welchm@aol.com.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Duvall Library Meeting Room, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features Jessica Gigot, Ph.D., M.F.A. Open mic at 7:00 p.m. all ages. Readings brought to you by the Duvall Poetry Group and the Duvall Cultural Commission. See http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com or contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 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, March 3, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, March 3, 2016 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, March 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

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

Monday, March 7, 2016 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.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 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, March 10, 2016 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.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, March 10, 2016 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, March 10, 2016 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, March 11, 2016 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, March 12, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features Rajaa Gharbi, Cathy Ross, Kevin O’Conner. Hosted by Art Gomez. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA

PoetsWest features Dennis Caswell, Rayn Roberts & Benjamin Schmitt. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or jge@poetswest.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.

Monday, March 14, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgewood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle

Easy Speak Series features Alan Sobel. Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Tuesday, March 15 at 6:30 pm.
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive features presentation and discussion on Wallace Stevens. Free event. Contact welchm@aol.com.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 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 Michael Daley. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016 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, March 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, March 17, 2016 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.

Into the Garden: Fine Art Reproductions by Rob Schouten

Monday, March 21, 2016 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, March 22 at 6:30 pm.
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive features presentation and discussion on Shel Silverstein (families welcome for the first hour). Free event. Contact welchm@aol.com.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Ferndale Library, 2125 Main St., Ferndale, WA
An evening of poetry from Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. Info at https://othermindpress.wordpress.com/noisy-water.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 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, March 23, 2016 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, March 24, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, March 24, 2016 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.

Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 pm.
Redmond Library, 15990 NE 85th Street, Redmond, WA

Poets Wanted: Dead or Alive features presentation and discussion on Allen Ginsberg. Free event. Contact welchm@aol.com.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 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, March 31, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, March 31, 2016 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, March 31, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Everson Library, 104 Kirsch Dr., Everson, WA
An evening of poetry from Noisy Water: Poetry from Whatcom County, Washington. Info at https://othermindpress.wordpress.com/noisy-water.

Monday, April 4, 2016 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, April 4, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
University Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, Seattle

Six Rose Alley Press poets read: Victoria Ford, David D. Horowitz,Donald Kentop, Douglas Schuder, Michael Spence, and Joannie Stangeland. FREE. Contact David, rosealleypress@juno.com.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Duvall Library Meeting Room, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features Eileen McCabe. Open mic at 7:00 p.m. all ages. Readings brought to you by the Duvall Poetry Group and the Duvall Cultural Commission. See http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com or contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 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, April 7, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 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 7, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Phoenix Tea, 902 SW 152nd Street in Burien, WA

PoetsWest features Dennis Caswell & Don Kentop. Hosted by Lisa Noble. Contact Lisa at 206-937-2546 or sigma07@earthlink.net.

Friday, April 8, 2016 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, April 9, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from David Horowitz, Rayn Roberts, Judith Skillman. Hosted by Art Gomez. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or jge@poetswest.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.

Monday, April 11, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgewood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle

Easy Speak Series features Brandon Pitts. Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 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, April 14, 2016 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.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Queen Anne Avenue Book Company, 1811 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle

Four poets read: Sharon Cumberland, David D. Horowitz, Donald Kentop, and Bethany Reid. FREE event. Contact David, rosealleypress@juno.com.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 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 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Angst Gallery, 1015 Main Street in downtown Vancouver, WA

Contact Christopher Luna 360.910.1066 or christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Monday, April 18, 2016 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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 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 Clark Crouch. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 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, April 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 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 27, 2016 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, April 28, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 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.

Monday, May 2, 2016 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.

Wednesday, May 4,  2016 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 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, May 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 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 5, 2016 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.

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgewood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle

Easy Speak Series features TBA. Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 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, May 12, 2016 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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 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 12, 2016 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 13, 2016 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 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Carol Levin, John Gorski. Other TBA. Hosted by Art Gomez. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA

PoetsWest features Rajaa Gharbi. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or jge@poetswest.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.

Monday, May 16, 2016 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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 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 18, 2016 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, May 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 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 25, 2016 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, May 26, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 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 1, 2016 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, June 2, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 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 2, 2016 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.

Monday, June 6, 2016 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.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 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, June 9, 2016 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.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Northwind Reading Series: Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water Street, Port Townsend WA

Reading are Donald Kentop and David D. Horowitz. FREE. Contact William Mawhinney, mawhinney_w@msn.com.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 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 9, 2016 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 10, 2016 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 11, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA

PoetsWest features TBA. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or jge@poetswest.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.

Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

PoetsWest features readings from Francine Walls. Others TBA. Hosted by Art Gomez. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360.459.9288 or jge@poetswest.com.

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgewood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE, Seattle

Easy Speak Series features TBA. Contact munro.poetry@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 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 15, 2016 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 Benjamin Schmitt. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 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.

Monday, June 20, 2016 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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 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, June 23, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 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 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
PoetsWest on The Road Home from KSER 90.7 FM in Everett, WA.
The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 30, 2016 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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2016 at 7 p.m. 
Duvall Library, 15508 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

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

Wednesday, August 5, 2016 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, September 2, 2016 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, October 7, 2016 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.

Friday, October 21-Saturday, October 22, 2016
TACOMA POETRY FESTIVAL, Tacoma, WA.
Details to come.

Thursday, November 3 through Sunday, November 6, 2016
Spring Street Center,1101 15th Avenue, Seattle
 
4th iteration of the Cascadia Poetry Festival. Featured poets include Brenda Hillman, Daphne Marlatt, Sam Hamill, Judith Roche, Marilyn Stablein, Janie Miller, Peter Munro and more TBA. There will be a tribute to Denise Levertov, workshops by Marlatt and Stablein and a wildcrafting tour of Seward Park with Michael (Skeeter) Pilarski. Contact splabman@gmail.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2016 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, Dec. 2, 2016 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

 


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. Hosted by Art Gomez. 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.

Every second Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Tsuga Fine Art and Framing, 10101 Main St., Bothell WA

PoetsWest features two or three readers. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 360-459-9288 or jge@poetswest.com or the gallery at 425.483.7385.

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:

An Evening of Poetry, a quarterly event on second Monday of the month on a quarterly basis
(1/11, 4/11, 7/11 & 10/10) from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., Seattle. Contact 206-684-4084.

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.
Rainbow Cafe
112 E Main St, Auburn, WA

Michael Schmeltzer and Michael Daley. Contact mcbreenpost@aol.com (253) 833-1880.

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.

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. Doors at 7 pm.
Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E 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 raincityslam@gmail.com.

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.

Beacon Bards, a monthly poetry reading series, features talented local poets. Readings begin at 7 p.m. at The Station Coffee Shop, in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood, 2533 16th Avenue S, (between Bayview and Lander Streets), Seattle. No cover charge. For further info, contact Billie Swift, Beacon Bards Poetry Reading Series co-curator, at bswiftATgmail.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.

Ring Side Slam - Last Friday of Most Months at Red Lounge, 12th & Jefferson, Seattle
All Ages until 10pm. Free event. Doors @ 7:30pm. Free event. More info at Ring Side Slam.

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.

First Monday of every month at 6:30 pm. at the Multnomah County - Northwest Library branch at 2300 NW Thurman in Portland OR. Free Range Poetry Reading Series. Each event preceded by a fifteen minute open mic. Curated by Anthony Pfannenstiel and Dan Encarnacion. Contact freerangepoetrypdx@gmail.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.

Third Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. at Coffee Roaster, 703 N Grand Blvd, Vancouver, WA
Tiger Talk Thrives with a featured reader and open mic! Contact 360-907-4830 or joyce200627@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 third Friday at Espresso by the Bay, 1203 Rainier St., Steilacoom WA (just up the street from the ferry dock) Contact andersonislandpoetry@gmail.com or 253.581.1657.

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 Coffeehouse Poets
Second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Yearly, September thru May.
The Seasons Reception Hall, 102 N Naches Avenue, Yakima, WA
Open Mic is open to anyone who signs up to read. Admission is free. Contact Elaine Smith augusta03@earthlink.net.


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.

The Salem Poetry Project continues with weekly readings each Thursday at Frozation Nation, 155 Liberty St NE #150, Salem OR. Each week presents a featured reader followed by the Infamous Open Mic: 3 poems or five minutes whichever is first. Featured reader begins at 7:00 and the open mic directly follows. Contact Marc Janssen at the Salem Poetry Project Facebook page or mrcjanssen@msn.com.

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.

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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