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

Wednesday, April 9 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

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

Wednesday, April 9 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 Joanie Stangeland. Baad poetry open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact emeraldchris@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, April 9 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, April 10 at 6:00pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Fiction Writing Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

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

Thursday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Reed College Eliot Hall chapel, 3203 SE Woodstock Blvd., Portland OR

Visiting Writer Series features poet Kazim Ali. Free & open to the public. Details at http://events.reed.edu or call the events line, 503/777-7755.

Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

Everett Poetry Nite with several poets reading from the new poetry anthology Randomly Accessed Poetics. All ages. Free admission.
Sign up begins at 7pm. Open mic 7:30-9pm. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com.

Thursday, April 10 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 10 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

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

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

Whatcom Young Writers Group meets. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Friday, April 11 at 7:00 pm
King's Books, 218 St. Helens Avenue, Tacoma

Distinguished Writer Series features Hannah Nguyen. Free event. Open mike sign-up 6:30 p.m. Contact Connie Walle pspc@pugetsoundpoetryconnection.org.

Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to noon
Urban Grace Church, 9th and Market, Tacoma

Puget Sound Poetry Connection Writer's Workshop with Kevin Miller, Facilitator Cost: $20 or bring a friend 2 for $30. Contact pspc@pugetsoundpoetryconnection.org.

Saturday, April 12 from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Firewheel Community Coffeehouse, 2727 Colby Ave., Everett WA

The Five Women Poets will launch their first chapbook, Path of Beauty. Complimentary refreshments. Contact Donna Wittedonnajurene@comcast.net.

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

Reader’s Choice features Risa Denenberg, Kelle Grace Gaddis, M.B. Powell. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Saturday, April 12 at 7:00pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Nature of Writing Series features Holly Hughes with Sailing by Raven (poetry). Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

Sunday, April 13 at 3:00 PM
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Kim Stafford on William Stafford and his new publications: Ask Me: 100 Essential Poems (Graywolf Press), The Osage Orange Tree: A Story (Trinity Univ. Press), and Sound of the Ax: Aphorisms and Poems ( Univ. of Pittsburgh Press.) Contact 206.624.6600.

Sunday, April 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Stonehenge Studios, 3508 SW Corbett Ave., Portland, OR

Studio Series features A. Molotkov, Sam Roderick Roxas-Chua, Coleman Stevenson and John Sibley Williams, contributors to Motionless from the Iron Bridge: A Northwest Anthology of Bridge Poems (Bare bones books, 2013). Open mic. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres served. Free and open to the public. Contact Leah Stenson leahstenson@comcast.net or 503-224-3640

Monday, April 14 at 7:00 PM
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Holly Hughes reads from Sailing by Ravens (Univ. of Alaska Press) & Tim McNulty from his new book, Ascendance (Pleasure Boat Studio). Contact 206.624.6600.

Monday, April 14 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, April 15 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, April 16 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 Terry Busch. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, April 16 at 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA

Olympia Poetry Network features Dead Poets come to life in honor of National Poetry Month and include: Kenneth Rexroth, Adrienne Rich, May Swenson, Jane Kenyon, Denise Levertov and Frank O’Hara. Open mic available for those attending to channel other Dead Poets. Free event. Contact Joanne Clarkson Mokosh28@comcast.net.

Wednesday, April 16 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

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

Wednesday, April 16 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, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA

Tiger Talk features Dennis McBride. Hosted by Joyce Colson. Contact 360-907-4830, or email joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 PM
The Press Club, 2621 SE Clinton St., Portland OR

Reading by Annie Lighthart & Gary Thompson. Suggested donation $5. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA features William Stafford Centennial
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Avenue South, Edmonds
Sheila Bender, Raul Sanchez, Michael Spence, Joannie Stangeland, & Jeff Stilwell read. Contact David, rosealleypress@juno.com

Thursday, April 17 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 17 at 7 p.m.
Museum of Northwest Art, 121 1st Street, La Conner WA

Skagit River Poetry Foundation honors Elizabeth Austen, the state’s new Poet Laureate. Donations at the door. Wine, appetizers and readings of Austen’s work. Contact Molly McNulty or M.L. Lyke, Skagit River Poetry Foundatione skagitpoetry@gmail.com or 360-770-7184.

Thursday, April 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Gig Harbor Peninsula Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW

Friends of Peninsula Library features Robert McNamara. Free event. Contact mailto:foxsparrow66@hotmail.com or 253.851.3793.

Saturday, April 19 at 10am-12:30 pm
Hilltop Women's Writing Collective, Write@253, 1310 MLK Way, Seattle

Free Workshop with Sue Pivietta: Why I Self Publish and Why You Should or Should Not Do the Same. Refreshments provided. Feel free to bring a dish of your own to share. Please RSVP for this free workshop at hilltopwomenwrite.253@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 19 at 7:00 PM
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Laura Neuman reads from her first collection, Stop the Ocean (Stockport Flats). Susan Rich reads from her fourth collection Cloud Pharmacy (White Pine Press). Contact 206.624.6600.

Monday, April 21 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 21 at 7 – 8:30 p.m. Poetry Forever
Lakewood Pierce County Library, 6300 Wildaire Road SW, Lakewood WA

Poetry workshop in honor of National Poetry Month led by poet Joanne Clarkson. Free event. Contact Linda Farmer, 253.548.3428 | 253.232.2891 cell or David Seckman 253.548.3302

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

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

Wednesday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

Poetry Bridge features Larry Crist. 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 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, April 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, April 24, 2014, Noon to 1pm
Seattle Central Community College Library SCCC Library, 1701 Broadway, Rm 2BE2101, Seattle

"Conversations on Social Issues: Raven Chronicles Poets read their work and discuss Race, Under Our Skin. Poets tell stories about the personal effects of racism, racial boundaries, social constructs, and half-buried family truths. Discussion to follow." Poets reading are: (Intro by Anna Bálint), J.T. Stewart, Casandra Lopez, Laura Dá, Lawrence Matsuda, Shankar Narayan

Thursday, April 24 from 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Seattle Tower, 700 5th Avenue, 3rd floor lobby, Seattle

Poetry reading by Rajaa Gharbi. Reading is part of exhibition of paintings by Rajaa Gharbi that runs from April 17 through July 15. More info at http://www.seattle.gov/ethnicartgallery/.

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

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

Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 PM
Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham

SpeakEasy 14: String Theory. Five poets “string” poems together based on a common element from the preceding poem — theme, topic, word, phrase or style — that gives birth to the idea within the next poem. Poets Luther Allen, Sheila Sondik, Allen Frost, Paul Piper and Nancy Pagh will read their poems in a round-robin format. Free event. http://othermindpress.wordpress.com/speakeasy.

Thursday, April 24 at 7:30pm
Reader’s Books, Sonoma 130 E. Napa St., Sonoma, CA

Features Raphael Block sharing work from his new book, Spangling Darkness. Contact 707.939.1779.

Friday, April 25 at 7-9 pm
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, Room 206, 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA

RASP Reading Series features Sam Green. Open mic. More info: www.raspread.com.

Saturday, April 26 from 2-4 pm
5Bs Bakery, 45597 Main St, Concrete, WA

UpSkagit Poets presents a Poetry Month and Earth Week Event: Loving the Earth. Local poets Andrea Weiser, Stephany Vogel, and more will read their original works. Any donations will go to Oso Landslide Relief. Contact Andrea Weiser awzipster@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Niche Wine and Art Bar, 1013 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Poetry and Music features Christopher Luna and bassist Julio Appling. http://nichewinebar.com/

Saturday, April 26 - Tuesday, April 29
Various Seattle Public Library Branches

Seattle Reads for All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey with Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco. Contact 206.624.6600.

Tuesday, April 29 from 7pm to 8.30pm
Barnes & Noble bookstore at 7700 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA

Carlos Reyes and Cecelia Hagen are the featured poets. Open mic. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Another Read Through Books, 3932 N Mississippi, Portland, OR

The Alchemy of Poetry with Sage Cohen, Sara Guest, Christopher Luna, John Morrison, Toni Partington and Penelope Scambly Schott. Open mic. Contact christopherjluna@gmail.com.

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

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

Wednesday, April 30 at 7 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA

To celebrate Poetry Month, Neal Grace reads from his collection, Sacred Life, Robert Hammond Dorsett on recent translation by the late Wen Yiduo, Stagnant Water and Other Poems. Raphael Block reads from his new book, Spangling Darkness. Contact 415.927.0960.

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

Thursday, May 1 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 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.

Thursday, May 1 through Sunday, May 4, 2014
Seattle University Pigott Auditorium, Paccar Atrium, Hedreen Gallery, and Spring Street Center

Second Cascadia Poetry Festival & Small Press Fair. Register at www.CascadiaPoetryFestival.org/contact. To register a Small Press for the Cascadia Small Press Fair, send $100 via Paypal to mailto:pen@splab.org, or a check to 4817 S Lucile St., Apartment B / Seattle, WA 98118. Details at http://cascadiapoetryfestival.org/. Contact pen@splab.org.

Friday, May 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Jack Straw Writers May Reading Series. Contact Levi Fuller 206.634.0919 or levi@jackstraw.org.

Saturday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA

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

Monday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

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

Monday, May 5 at 6:45pm
Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma, CA

Rivertown Poets series features Raphael Block reading from his new book, Spangling Darkness. Contact 707.778.6060.

Tuesday, May 6 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 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.

Wednesday, May 7 at 7PM
Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features Jennifer Bullis. Open mic. See http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com or contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com or Pamela Denchfield pdenchfield@yahoo.com.

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

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

Wednesday, May 7 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, May 8 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 8 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 8 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 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Gig Harbor Peninsula Pierce County Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW

Friends of Peninsula Library features Holly Hughes. Free event. Contact mailto:foxsparrow66@hotmail.com or 253.851.3793.

Friday, May 9 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 pspc@pugetsoundpoetryconnection.org.

Friday, May 9 at 7:00 p.m.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Jack Straw Writers May Reading Series. Contact Levi Fuller 206.634.0919 or levi@jackstraw.org.

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

Reader’s Choice features Chris Jarmick, Amber Nelson. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Monday, May 12 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE #A, Seattle

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

Tuesday, May 13 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

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

Tuesday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca), Seattle

SAL features Canadian professor of classics, Anne Carson. More info at https://www.lectures.org/ or email sal@lectures.org.

Tuesday, May 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 14 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 14 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, May 14 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, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 15 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 15, 2014 to Sunday, May 18, 2014
Various venues in La Conner, WA

The Skagit River Poetry Festival features readings, workshops, and storytelling. Artists include Matt Gano; Kelly Davio, Tim McNulty; Sherman Alexie, Tom Robbins, Robert Hass, Kwame Dawes, and Emily Warn. Poet Laureate Evelyn Lau and Rachel Rose from Vancouver, B.C. Tickets go on sale in January. More info at http://www.skagitriverpoetry.org/ or contact skagitpoetry@gmail.com or 360-770-7184.

Friday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Jack Straw Cultural Center, 4261 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle

Jack Straw Writers May Reading Series. Contact Levi Fuller 206.634.0919 or levi@jackstraw.org.

Sunday, May 18 at 1:30 pm
The Bean Affair Coffee Shop, 1270 Healdsburg Avenue, Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg Literary Guild features Raphael Block reading from his new book, Spangling Darkness. Reading also features poet Patricia Nelson. More info at Literary Guild website.

Monday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

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

Tuesday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 21 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 Deborah Williams. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact ccrouch@thecreekside.net.

Wednesday, May 21 at 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA

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

Wednesday, May 21 at 7 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA

Tiger Talk features April Bullard. Hosted by Joyce Colson. Contact 360-907-4830, or email joyce200627@yahoo.com.

Wednesday, May 21 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 21 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, May 22 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Frye Art Museum, 704 Terry Ave., Seattle

Frye Art Museum and Copper Canyon Presspresent The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse: A Celebration in Translation and Song (Copper Canyon Press, May 2014). The poetry of Stonehouse, the fourteenth-century Chinese hermit and poet, is presented in a bilingual reading by translator Red Pine and musical performance by vocalist and composer Jessika Kenney with musicians Eyvind Kang and Jarrad Powell. $10 member/$15 nonmember. Click here to register for this event http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5447/ or contact info@fryemuseum.org or 206.622.9250.

Thursday, May 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave. in downtown Everett, WA

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

Saturday, May 24 at 6:30pm
Niche Wine and Art Bar, 1013 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Poetry and Music features Christopher Luna and Matt Brislawn. Contact http://nichewinebar.com/.

Tuesday, May 27 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

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

Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 28 with sign up at 7 pm and reading at 7:30 pm
Couth Buzzard, 8310 Greenwood Ave. N, Seattle

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

Wednesday, May 28 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 28 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, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, May 29 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, May 30 at 7-9 pm
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, Room 206, 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA

RASP Reading Series features Carolyne Wright. Open mic. More info: www.raspread.com.

Monday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m.
ACT Falls Theatre, 700 Union St., Seattle

SAL features Mexican-American author and California State Poet Laureate, Juan Felipe Herrera. More info at https://www.lectures.org/ or email sal@lectures.org.

Monday, June 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

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

Tuesday, June 3 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, June 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.

Wednesday, June 4 at 7PM
Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features Marie Hartung. Open mic. See http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com or contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com or Pamela Denchfield pdenchfield@yahoo.com.

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

Thursday, June 5 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 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.

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

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

Monday, June 9 at 8:30 p.m.
Wedgwood Ale House, 8515 35th Ave. NE #A, Seattle

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

Tuesday, June 10 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

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

Tuesday, June 10 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, June 11 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 11 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, June 11 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, June 12 at 6:30 p.m. (PT) from KSER 90.7 FM
PoetsWest on The Road Home from Everett, WA
. The broadcast is available via streaming by going to http://www.kser.org/and following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, June 12 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 12 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 12 at 7:00 p.m.
Cover to Cover Books, 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B, Vancouver, WA

Features TBA. Open mic. Hosted by Christopher Luna. Contact 360.910.1066 or mailto:christopherjluna@gmail.com.

Friday, June 13 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 pspc@pugetsoundpoetryconnection.org.

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

Reader’s Choice features Steph Anne Best, Theresa Grabstein, Shankar Narayan. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Bai Pai lounge, 2316 NE 65th St. (Ravenna neighborhood), Seattle

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

Tuesday, June 17 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 18 at 7 pm
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe, 5th and Water St., Olympia WA

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

Wednesday, June 18 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 18 at 7 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA

Tiger Talk features David Hill. Hosted by Joyce Colson. Contact 360-907-4830, or email joyce200627@yahoo.com.

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

Thursday, June 19 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, June 24 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Caffe Zingaro, 127 Mercer St., Seattle

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

Tuesday, June 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Re-bar, 1114 Howell St. (Howell St. & Boren Ave.) Seattle

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

Wednesday, June 25 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 25 at 7:00 p.m.
C&P Coffee Co., 5612 California Ave SW in West Seattle

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

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

Thursday, June 26 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 2 at 7PM
Duvall Visitor Center, 15619 Main Street NE, Duvall, WA

Duvall Poetry features TBA. Open mic. See http://duvallpoetry.weebly.com or contact duvallpoetrycontact@gmail.com or Pamela Denchfield pdenchfield@yahoo.com.

Monday, July 7 through Sunday, July 13, 2014
Wallowa Lake, Oregon

Summer Fishtrap on centennial of birth of William Stafford. Workshops, readings, open mic, panel discussions with Kim Barnes, John Daniel, Brenda Miller, Naomi Shihab Nye, Kim Stafford & Perrin Kerns, Luis Alberto Urrea and others. More info at www.fishtrap.org or call 541.426.3623.

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

Reader’s Choice features Dennis Caswell, Carrington MacDuffie, Cathy Ross. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Paper Tiger Coffee Roasters, 703 Grand Blvd., Vancouver WA

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

Saturday & Sunday, July 19 and 20, 2014
Redmond Senior Center, 8703 190 Ave. NE, Redmond, WA

Poets in the Park -- Poetry Conference and Book Fair co-sponsored by the City of Redmond and RASP. More info: Poetry in the Parks.

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.

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. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

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.

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.

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.

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. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an email.

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.

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

Reader’s Choice features Erika Michael. Others TBA. 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. Others TBA. 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.

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 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. Contact chuck@villagebooks.com.

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.

Every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Sign-up at 6:30 p.m.
Fogdog gallery, 233 N Olympic Ave., across from City Hall, Arlington WA

Features scheduled poets and open mic. Contact Claire Cundiff 505.660.6825 or Claire@fogdoggallery.com.

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:

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.

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.

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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