Nine Arches Press. Open for submissions August 1-November 1, 2013.
Looking for poetry collections as well as submissions for their magazine,
Under the Radar. Query first and picking up a copy is a good idea.
The Summer 2013 issue of drafthorse literary journal - a journal of work and no work - is now available online.
The editors are now accepting submissions for the Winter 2014 issue.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East.
Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com.
Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2
contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.com/submit/
Lunch Ticket is in need of poetry, flash fiction (or flash CNF), and Writing for Young People!
The DWM contest is still going on until the 30th, but our other categories need some love, too.
Experimental work & cross genre work especially welcome. We like stories that are unexpected and
challenge the reader, and poems that rejoice in language and explore its possibilities.
Narrative-driven pieces always a plus, but we like it when you make us question our own tastes
by showing us something new. 5K fiction, 1K flash, 3 poems,
sim subs okay. https://lunchticket.submittable.com/submit
Pithead Chapel is a monthly online journal of short fiction and nonfiction.
We’re currently seeking gutsy narratives up to 4,000 words, and are particularly
interested in essays (personal, memoir, lyric, travel, experimental, etc.) that
move. Please visit us at www.pitheadchapel.com to learn more about us and our submission guidelines.
Lyre Lyre is accepting submissions for its next issue! Read past issues and
send us your work! www.lyrelyre.com
Open City 360 Poets and Writers and Poets without Borders are publishing a new poetry
anthology edited by Colin Dardis. The rules are simple. Send your best 3 poems in
Microsoft word 12 pitch as an attachment. Include your name and short bio
(no more than 4 lines). To keep it simple send only one file. If you don’t send your
work exactly as we requested we delete it. Send your submissions to email@example.com.
There is no closing date. We closeout the submissions when we receive enough quality
poetry. So hurry before it's too late.
Harpur Palate is accepting submissions of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction
through November 15th. We'd love to read your best work. See the website for snail
mail instructions or go here to submit online:
Haunted Waters are currently open for submissions for their quarterly digital
literary journal called From the Depths. This current theme is The Journey,
deadline 15th November 2013.
Antiphon online poetry magazine is accepting submissions for issue 9, to be published
at the beginning of December. www.antiphon.org.uk - please see submission guidelines.
We publish excellent well-crafted musical contemporary poetry - check out our previous
issues before submitting.
Tincture Journal is seeking poetry for Issue Four
for more info please see http://tincture-journal.com/
drown in my own fears is a poetry journal about the human condition, therefore, we want poems reflecting that.
poems submitted should be about love, hate, pain, sorrow, etc. we don't want maudlin sentimentality. we want the
depths of your very being. we want well written, deeply conceived pieces of work. anything that isn't about the
human condition really isn't for us. send us your poems in the body of an e-mail. we don't want to mess with
attachments. sorry, that's just the way it goes here. please include a cover letter and a brief bio with your
submission. we are also accepting photo submissions.
send poems and photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit to Extract(s)
Extract(s) is looking for submissions for our Poems, Stories, and Haiku features, as well as excerpts from
upcoming novels, memoirs, and poetry and story collections. We will take submissions via our online submission
manager only. We are not yet accepting self-published work.
If you are interested in having “In Place” feature your writing program/group, please send a formal
query to us here.
Guidelines for Submission
Please submit up to five (5) poems. We are looking for smart, fresh,well-crafted pieces to consider. If you took
a look through our personal poetry collection you would find writers who challenge us, who move us, and who we cannot
help but share with others. Do you think you have a poem that will take off the top of our head? Submit now! Our
submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit one short story (fiction or non-fiction) of no more than 1,000 words. We are looking for fresh,
well-crafted stories that make us cry and laugh and think. We want to be moved in some fundamental way in as few
words as possible. Our readers should carry your characters with them as they go about the rest of their day—or
longer. Our submission period is always open, but please wait at least six months before sending another.
Please submit up to three pieces of original artwork in any medium with an original haiku for each. The haiku
need not be an explanation of the image, merely a companion to it. As Japanese and English syllables are not the
same, do not worry about meeting the “5/7/5? syllable count. Instead, think of the lines as “short/long/short.”
Please submit no more than 1,000 words of prose and three poems from a book that has been published in the past
three months or will be published in the coming weeks/months/year. We will accept excerpts from publishers and
writers, but are not yet accepting self-published work.
We are looking for writers that would like to have their work workshoped with our staff. Send us your work and
we will set-up a reading and discussion at Zero Point's downtown office. This also applies to works of poetry.
Our office is located at 265 Franklin St, Suite 1702 Boston.
E-mail it too Emil@zptheater.com.
For more info visit http://www.ZPTheater.com
or email Emil@zptheater.com Read the rest of the posting at
Send 1-3 previously unpublished poems, any subject or style, using our submission manager.
Postal submissions with SASE with sufficient postage for return.
Please include contact information and brief bio with submission.
We accept simultaneous submissions, but please inform us if your work is accepted elsewhere.
Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length
Revolution Poesy revolutionpoesy@GMAIL.COM
Poetics List (UPenn, UB)
The Long Poem Library is now accepting poems of any length.*
*Please submit you work to the
Long Poem Libraryfor consideration.
Muddy River Poetry Review Guidelines
Reading dates for Muddy River Poetry Review are December 1 to March 1 for spring issue and June 1 to September 1 for fall issue.
Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 1. Submit 1-3 poems. NO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED POEMS.
- 2. No attachments. Please paste poems into body of email. Include a short poetry (and/or other) bio.
- 3. Prefer free verse.
- 4. Do not want "mushy" or religious poems.
- 5. Do not want porno, sexist, racist or biased poetry relating to politics or ethnicity.
- 6. Simultaneous submissions okay, but please let me know which ones AND notify me if any are accepted somewhere else.
- 7. Future (other) publication should credit Muddy River Poetry Review.
- 8. Response time will be as close to 30 days as possible.
- 9. If you do not hear in 45 days, feel free to inquire.
- 10. Payment will be publication in MRPR.
- 11. Poems only accepted during open reading dates. Poems received on other dates will be deleted.
- 12. Submit all poems to email@example.com only. All rights revert to author upon publication.
FutureCycle Press Open for Submissions
As of June 1, we are open for submissions again! We will be reading paper and online submissions in all genres
until January 15. Here are our writer's guidelines, which have a few new wrinkles, most
significantly Pshares Singles (see below)
FutureCycle Press is open to submissions of books, chapbooks, and individual works of poetry and flash fiction.
Complete guidelines, including instructions on how to submit, are available on the website
at http://www.futurecycle.org/FutureCycleGeneralGuidelines.aspx. We invite you to send your best work.
Submission of Individual Works
For individual poems and flash fiction pieces, we are currently working on two projects:
Our annual anthology of poetry and flash fiction is published after the end of each calendar year in print-on-demand
and, a little later, Kindle ebook format. All submissions accepted for publication in 2012 will appear in the 2012 edition.
Payment is one copy of the ebook and the same very deep discounts on printed copies that we extend to our book and chapbook authors.
Please submit a maximum of five poems or three flash fiction stories. We consider simultaneous submissions but not
previously published material unless it last appeared 10 or more years ago.
What Is Metaphor: The Poetic Genius Issue
The genius of poetry is many things, but it partly resides in the definition of poetry itself: communicating with
metaphor. What do you think of that? We want to know!
Submit your poems, prose, essays, flash-fiction, and artwork
to Jessica Harman or The Editors at this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sleet seeks poetry, fiction, flash irregulars. For guidelines,
please see www.fleetmagazine.com
The Pedestal Magazine is currently seeking submissions of poetry and fiction. Please visit their web site for
more information www.thepedestalmagazine.com
New West Submissions
I have recently been named fiction editor for New West magazine, and we are welcoming submissions for stories or novel
excerpts of up to 5000 words. New West has just added fiction to its format, so you can be among the pioneers.
Please check out the submission guidelines here...
CERVENA BARVA PRESS
AND THE LOST BOOKSHELF
The Arts for the Armory
Basement, Room B8
191 Highland Avenue
Saturday, November 16th 10:AM-6:00PM
Monday, November 18th 4:30PM-7:00PM
Wednesday, November 20th 4:30PM-7:00PM
Saturday, November 23rd 10:00AM-6:00PM
(Come help us decorate our tree!)
Monday, November 25th 4:30PM-7:00PM
Saturday, November 30th 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday, December 2nd 4:30PM-7:00PM
Tuesday, December 10th 4:30PM-7:00PM
Wednesday, December 11th 4:30PM-7:00PM
Saturday, December 14th 10:00AM-6:00PM
Monday, December 16th 4:30-7:00PM
Thursday, December 19th 4:30-7:00PM
Friday, December 20th 4:30-7:00PM
Saturday, December 21th 10:AM-6:00PM
Book Sale Prices
- Used poetry and fiction books $.25-$3.00 /All in excellent condition!
- Cervena Barva Press books of poetry, fiction, plays, translations all on sale $10.00, chapbooks on sale for $5.00
- The Lost Bookshelf Bookstore books on consignment from writers all over the country Prices range from from $3.50-$17.00
- Popular used fiction: $.25-$.50
- Misc. books: $.25-$10.00
- Broadsides: $.50
- Poetry postcards: $.25-$.50
- Free poetry and fiction magazines
- Buy 4 Cervena Barva Press chapbooks ($20.00), get the 5th one free!
- Free Gift wrap available!
Also: Irene Koronas will be selling handmade books, and give a demonstration on how to do signature books.
We will also be having three Raffles where you can win free
books from Cervena Barva Press!
- Buy a raffle ticket for $10.00 and win all the new chapbooks Cervena Barva Press publishes in 2014!!!
- Buy a raffle ticket for $25.00 and win five new full-length books Cervena Barva Press publishes in 2014!!!
- Buy a ticket for $20.00 and get into all Cervena Barva Press Readings and events for 2014!!!
Raffle ticket winners will be announced on Friday, December 20th!
These sale prices are only available in the Cervena Barva Press Studio
and not on our online sites: Cervena Barva Press |
The Lost Bookshelf.
The Center for the Arts is located between Davis Square and Union Square. Parking is located behind the
armory at the rear of the building. Arts at the Armory is approximately a 15 minute walk from Davis Square
which is on the MTBA Red Line. You can also find us by using either the MBTA RT 88 and RT 90 bus that can be
caught either at Lechmere (Green Line) or Davis Square (Red Line). Get off at the Highland Avenue and Lowell
Street stop. You can also get to us from Sullivan Square (Orange Line) by using the MBTA RT 90 bus. Get off
at the Highland Avenue and Benton Road stop.
Inside the Armory:
Go inside main doors and walk straight ahead about 30 feet, look for the door on the right to the stairs down
to the basement. (There is an elevator just after the stairs.) Once in the basement walk through the basement
lobby straight ahead about 20 feet, first door on the right is the Cervená Barva Press Studio.
The Louisa Solano Poetry Series
Tuesday, December 3, 6:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge
Wednesday, December 4, 6 pm
Louise Glück & Katie Peterson
Edison Newman Room
POETRY: THE ART OF WORDS
MIKE AMADO MEMORIAL SERIES
Poetry reading and Open Mic
The Plymouth Guild for the Arts
11 North St. Downtown Plymouth, MA [Downtown just off Rte 3A]
Sunday December 8, 2013
Dennis Daly & Lawrence Kessenich
Dennis Daly has been published in numerous poetry journals and magazines and he was recently nominated
for a Pushcart prize. Ibbetson Street Press published The Custom House, his first full length book of
poetry in June, 2012. His second book, a verse translation of Sophocles' Ajax, was published by
Wilderness House Press in August, 2012. His third book of poems entitled Night Walking with Nathaniel
has been accepted for publication by Dos Madres Press in Ohio, and is currently in production.
Lawrence Kessenich won the 2010 Strokestown International Poetry Prize. His poetry has been published
in Sewanee Review, Atlanta Review, Poetry Ireland Review and many other magazines. His chapbook
Strange News was published by Pudding House Publications in 2008. In 2012, his poem "Underground Jesus"
was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Kessenich's first full-length book, Before Whose Glory, was published
by FutureCycle Press in March, 2013. He is the co-managing editor of Ibbetson Street magazine.
In his youth he was an avid reader especially of poetry, from there he began to write
orginal songs, PTAOW welcomes Jim Palana, folk guitarist.
Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.
Jan 12 Ryk McIntyre & Elizabeth Quinlan
Feb 9 CD Collins & Barry Hellman
March 9 Bill “Liam” Alberti & Louise Dery-Wells
April 13 Timothy Gager & Chad Parenteau
June 8 Faye George & Jacquline Malone
FREE REFRESHMENTS! More info:
visit us on-line www.ptaow.com
“THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE PLYMOUTH CULTURAL COUNCIL, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY
THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY”
Mary Bonina reading at Chapter and Verse
Friday, December 13, 2013
Chapter and Verse Reading Series
Loring Greenough Historic House
Jamaica Plain, MA
Mary will be reading from her new memoir My Father's Eyes.
The program will include other poets and writers TBA.
Mary Bonina has published two collections of poetry, Clear Eye Tea and Living Proof. She is also the author of Lunch in
Chinatown, a chapbook of poems inspired by the experience of teaching the English language to recent immigrants in their
work places. Her poetry and prose has been featured in Gulf Stream, Salamander, English Journal, Hanging Loose, and in
many other journals and several anthologies, most recently in Entering the Real World: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo,
celebrating forty years of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Commissioned by composer Paul Sayed, she wrote a
suite of three poems, Grace in the Wind, and Sayed's composition for piano, cello, and soprano voice had its world
premiere at the Longy School of Music of Bard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts in November of 2012. Bonina is a
graduate of the M.F.A. Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College. In addition to being a Virginia Center for the
Creative Arts Fellow since 2001 when she was named the finalist for the Goldfarb Fellowship in non-fiction, she is
also a member of the Writers' Room of Boston, Inc. where she is working on a novel and a new collection of poetry.
She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, poet Mark Pawlak and their son, Gianni Bonina-Pawlak.
Order My Father's Eyes Here...
CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES
FRIDAY, December 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm
LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER
Mary Bonina's new memoir, My Father’s Eyes, has just been published by Cervena Barva press, which also
published her previous two collections of poetry, Clear Eye Tea (2010) and Living Proof (2007). She is
also the author of Lunch in Chinatown, a chapbook of poems inspired by the experience of teaching the
English language to recent immigrants in their work places. Her poetry and prose have been featured in
Gulf Steam, Salamander, Hanging Loose, English Journal, and in many other journals and several
anthologies. Her poetry most recently appeared in Entering the Real World: VCCA Poets on Mt. San Angelo,
celebrating forty years of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and her personal essay on the
late poet Christopher Gilbert and his community of poets in Worcester in the 1970s appeared in the
Worcester Review (2013).
Gwendolyn Jensen began writing poems when she retired in 2001 from the presidency of Wilson College
(Chambersburg, Pennsylvania). The places where her work has appeared include the Beloit Poetry Journal,
the Harvard Review, Salamander, Sanskrit, and Measure. Her first book (Birthright, Birch Brook Press, 2011)
is a letterpress edition, now in its second printing. Her second book of poems will also be published
by Birch Brook, probably late in 2014.
Gary Whited is a poet, philosopher and psychotherapist. He grew up on the plains of eastern Montana,
and a strong sense of place pervades his poems, whether that place is the prairie, the city or the
inner spaces we inhabit. His manuscript titled Having Listened was selected as the winner of the
Homebound Publications 2013 Poetry Contest, and was published in September, 2013. Having Listened
offers a collection of poems that speak from the confluence of a childhood on the prairie remembered
and an encounter with the haunting voice of Parmenides echoing across 2,500 years. Having Listened is
being considered for a Ben Franklin Award for books published in 2013, and, "Farm," one of the poems
from the book has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Suggested donation $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than
Free refreshments are served.
Parking Information: The Loring-Greenough House has a parking lot, but four spaces are reserved for
ZIP Cars. Please respect these spaces, and also please try not to park on the grass. There is ample
nonrestricted street parking and a large, free public parking lot off Centre Street between Burroughs
and Thomas Streets just a block from the Loring-Greenough House.
For information check our website at http://jamaicapondpoets.com
or email email@example.com or call 617-325-8388.
The Brockton Poetry Series at the Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak Street, Brockton, MA
For directions see http://fullercraft.org
See our website:
click on “Brockton Poetry” to see our current poets of the month and upcoming features.
Upcoming Features: Sat. December 21 – Dan Memmolo & Lee Mendenhall
We meet downstairs in the Fuller Café.
12:00 - 2:00 Poetry Workshop (offered at no charge to the public)
1:30 - 2:00 Sign up for Open-Mic Reading
2:15 - 3:15 Open-Mic Reading
3:30 - 4:30 Feature Poets
Sheila Mullen Twyman
Brockton Poetry Series
at the Fuller Craft Museum
455 Oak St. Brockton, MA
Out of the Blue Gallery
EVERY MONDAY NITE,
Stone Soup Poetry (Host: Chad Parenteau),
a 38 year old venue, $4, sign up to be a feature - call Bill Perrault at 978-454-7423.
Starts at 7:30PM and don't forget to sign up!
Recorded on local t.v. station.
Stone Soup Poetry Series
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Host: Chad Parenteau
Visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at
DIRE LITERARY SERIES /Out of the Blue Gallery/
1st Friday- Cambridge, MA
(starts with four, 15 MINUTE OPEN MIC SLOTS AT 8 PM)
with SIGN-UP starting at 7 PM
FOLLOWED BY FEATURES
8 PM, 106 PROSPECT STREET, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
For more info and to get on the mailing list:
USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host:
OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,
Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!
Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139
Every Saturday Nite
Open Bark Features @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery:
Time: 8PM into the night!
Admission: $3-5 at the door (donations accepted & adored!)
Readers: Features are determined about 1 month in advance. If you want to
be one, Deborah Priestly and Rob Russell
(Feature Coordinator), will book you to be one. Call the gallery at (617)354-5287
and ask to speak to Rob Russell, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from about 1pm to 8pm. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and put your Poetry Feature Request to the Attention of Rob Russell, Feature Coordinator! Thank you!
Other info: We are a very laid back and creative Poetry Venue, "Open Bark Candelite Poetry Series" running on 11
(eleven) years strong now. We only ask that you bring original work and if you read someone else's work, like a
famous poet or poetess' that you give recognition to their work by reciting first their name.
Musicians, actors, mimes, dancers, drummers and others welcomed!!!!
Out Of The Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Every 2nd Thursday
Buckley Performing Arts Center,Massasoit Community College,
Little Theater (Fine Arts building)
6:00pm: Doors Open, Sign Up, Refreshments
6:30pm - 8:00pm: Poetry Open Mic
8:15pm - 9:15pm: Poetry Slam
Address: 1 Massasoit Boulevard Brockton, MA 02302 (508) 588-9100
The Boston Poetry Slam
Downstairs at the Cantab Lounge
every Wednesday night at 8 * open mic, featured poet, poetry slam *
738 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.
There is poetry at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday night, year-round.
Our rotating cast of hosts is led by SlamMaster Simone Beaubien.
Cover charge is $3.00 (unless otherwise noted on our schedule ).
Open mic for all begins at 8:00 p.m. Our doors and sign-up lists open promptly at 7:15. The open mic sign-up fills very quickly,
so we recommend that you be prompt. Poems may be on any subject, and you may read more than one, but we ask that you keep your
time on the mic to three minutes.
After the open, usually at about 10:00, our featured poet performs for half an hour.
Click here to see our schedule of features.
The slam follows the feature, usually around 11:00. Most slams are open to the first eight who sign up; however, on some nights,
we have semi-finals or finals in our slam series. Click here for slam details.
The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is 18+, and you must have a photo ID to enter. (Note that the Cantab is 21+ for all
other shows.) Feel free to email us at email@example.com if you have questions
about our policy. You can also check out the
website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam Sunday Night!
Every Sunday with a Poetry Slam co-hosted by Joyce Cunha and
Jeff Robinson starting at 7:30pm and a Featured Poet and Open Mic
accompanied by the Jeff Robinson Trio starting at 9:00pm – there’s a $5 cover and you must be 21 to enter the venue – Sultry
red lights, intimate tables, and wooden church pews give this small room one of the best ambiances in town.
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138
LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM
HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)
Louder Arts presents...
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.
Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
Mike Geffner presents...
The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
92nd Street Y Reading Series
Main Reading Series
92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
The Frank Talk Reading Series
A New Poetry Reading Series
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
Frank Talk Poetry Series Home Page
Click Here: Frank Talk Poetry Series
Poets.Org (Academy of American Poets)
Click Here: Poets.Org
Frank Talk Art Bistro and Bookstore
163 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)
Open Mic after the Feature
Contact: John Petrolino
"Poetry & Prose & Anything Goes with Dr. Ni"
(radio show; internet radio)
Date, time, pre-requisites: Last Friday of every month, 1-3 p.m.
Address: 1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19122
City and State: Philadelphia, PA 19130-9998
Contact person and or URL/information: Dr. Niama L. Williams;
One copy of book to be subject of interview must be mailed to address above if one would like to be considered for show
Readers: International internet radio listeners
Dr. Niama L. Williams
1303 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
1ST FRIDAYS ON VINE
Hosted by Aziza Kintehg
Every First Friday of the Month
Be part of an Art Extravaganza
* Spoken Word * Music Freestyle * Open Mike
Jose Sebourne Graphic Design
1213-15 Vine Street Philadelphia PA 19107
7-10pm $5.00 Cover
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com
Poetry Readings and other events in Seattle
and around the Pacific Northwest
Southern California Open Readings
LOS ANGELES/ORANGE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble Poetry and Verse with Bill Robertson every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., open workshop/reading, 1201 Third Street Promenade,
Santa Monica, (310) 260-9110.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center presents an Open Reading, first Sundays monthly, free, 5:00, sign up at 4:45.
Hosted by Marie Lecrivain. Beyond Baroque Literary/Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, (310) 822-3006,
Cobalt Poets presents open readings every Tuesday, hosted by Rick Lupert, with featured readers on the first Tuesday,
featured regulars on second Tuesdays, Valley Contemporary Poets featured guest plus open reading on third Tuesdays, and
Cobalt Classic All Open Reading usually every fourth and fifth Tuesdays, seven minute limit, 9:00, sign up 8:30-8:45,
free, one drink minimum, all ages. The Cobalt Café, 22047 Sherman Way in Canoga Park (west of Topanga Canyon Blvd.),
(818) 348-3789, http://poetrysuperhighway.com/cobalt.
Da’ Poetry Lounge spoken word open mic, every Tuesday, 9:00-midnight. Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax Blvd.
near Melrose, LA, free parking next door at Fairfax High School, early arrival is a must,
Barnes & Noble Featured and open reading, every last Saturday, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Barnes & Noble,
16461 Ventura Blvd., Encino, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Poetry circle, second Wednesday, 6:30. Hosted by Ron Dvorkin. Encino-Tarzana Branch Library, 18231 Ventura Blvd.,
Tarzana, (818) 343-1983, RONDVORKIN @ aol.com.
Gypsy Den in Santa Ana hosts a featured poetry reading every first Tuesday and open mics every Monday and Thursday,
sign up starts 7:30. 125 N. Broadway Avenue, Santa Ana, (714) 835-8840, www.gypsyden.com.
Emerging Urban Poets Saturday Afternoon Poetry presents featured readers and open mic, every first and third Saturday,
including January 23, 3:00-5:00. Free, hosted by Don Kingfisher Campbell. Santa Catalina Branch of the Pasadena Public
Library, 999 E. Washington Blvd, two blocks east of Lake Avenue, Pasadena,
kingfisher1031 @ charter.net,
Moonday, A West Side Reading Series, open reading followed by featured reading, second Monday monthly,
come early to sign up, 7:30. Hosted by Lois P. Jones and Alice Pero, Village Books, 1049 Swarthmore Avenue,
Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-4063, www.moondaypoetry.com,
or pero @ earthlink.net.
La Palabra presents a featured poetry reading, plus open mic, usually every fourth Sunday, except
January 31, 2:00-4:00. Co-hosted by Laura L. Longoria and Don Newton, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50,
Highland Park, (323) 258-1435, www.avenue50studio.com.
Our Poetic Souls open mic, every third Sunday monthly, sign up 2:30, readings 2:45. Hosted by Jim Lyon,
please use appropriate language. Home Brew Coffee, 661 West Arrow Highway, San Dimas,
(909) 394-1964, www.chrystinedrums.com/PoeticSouls.
Psychobabble Cabaret open mic with teeth, every Sunday, sign up 8:00, reading 8:30, no cover.
Psychobabble Coffee House, 1866 N. Vermont, at Franklin, LA, (323) 664-7500.
The Rapp Saloon spoken word open mic, every Friday, sign up 7:30, readings 8:00. Six minute slots,
free, all ages, co-hosts Mani Suri, Dave Nordling, Brenda Petrakos, Joe Camhi. International Youth Hostel,
1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica, www.rappsaloon.com.
Redondo Poets featured reading and open mic every Tuesday, sign up 7:50, reading 8:10, free. Coffee Cartel,
1820 South Catalina Avenue, Hollywood Riviera, Redondo Beach, (310) 316-6554, www.redondopoets.com.
Tebot Bach presents featured readers and open reading, last Friday of the month, sign up 7:30, reading 8:00.
Golden West College, Community Room 102, Huntington Beach, www.tebotbach.org.
Tía Chucha’s Open Mic: Night of Music & Spoken Word, every Friday, 8:00-10:00, no cover, donations welcome.
Hosted by Nery Boche. Tía Chucha’s Centro Cultural, 13197-A Gladstone Avenue, Sylmar,
(818) 896-1489, www.tiachucha.com.
Two Idiots Peddling Poetry featured and open poetry readings every Wednesday at 8:00, $2 cover or
one drink minimum with student ID. Ugly Mug Caffé, 261 N. Glassel, Orange, (714) 997-5610,
World Stage Anansi Writers Workshop presents a three-part evening beginning with a workshop session,
followed by a featured reader and open mic, every Wednesday, 7:30-10:30, open mic 9:05.
Literary Director: Jawanza Daumisani, $5. World Stage, 4344 Degnan Blvd., LA,
(323) 293-2451, www.theworldstage.org.
SAN BERNARDINO/RIVERSIDE COUNTIES
Barnes & Noble “Valley Voices of the Muse” featured poet and open reading, first Friday monthly, 6:00.
Westfield Shopping Center, 72-840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, (760) 346-0725.
Patricia D’Alessandro, host: ciaopat9 @ gmail.com.
A Mic & Dim Lights presents spoken word and music open mic, every Thursday, 9:30, $3. Cal Poly
Downtown Arts Theater (Pomona Arts Colony), 300 W. Second Street, Pomona (909) 469-0080.
SAN DIEGO AREA
Monday Montage, a support group for poets, readers, and writers, bring your own work, share your thoughts,
or just listen, first Monday monthly, 7:00, if Monday falls on a holiday, reading will be held on the
second Monday. Hosted by Curran Jeffery. Bluestocking Books, 3817 Fifth Avenue, Hillcrest, San Diego,
(619) 296-1424, www.bluestockingbooks.com.
Lestat’s Coffee House songwriters/poets open mic, every Monday, 7:30-11:00, sign up 6:00.
Ten-minute slots. Lestat’s Coffee House, 3343 Adams Avenue, Normal Heights, San Diego,
(619) 282-0437, www.lestats.com.
The Off Beat Open Mic, second and fourth Sundays monthly, 5:00-7:00. Poetry, fiction.
Rebecca’s Coffee House, 30th and Juniper Street, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, www.rebeccascoffeehouse.com.
Dime Stories Open Mic for prose writers, first Friday monthly, 7:00.
Hosted by Amy Wallen, $5. The Ruby Room, 1271 University Avenue, San Diego,
(619) 299-7372, www.DimeStories.org.
Poetic Brew open mic poetry reading, third Thursday monthly, sign up 6:30, reading 7:00.
Hosted by Eber Lambert, read up to three poems or for three minutes, thirty-three seconds.
Rebecca’s Coffeehouse, 30th and Juniper Street, South Park, San Diego,
(619) 284-FOOD, sandiegowriters.org.
Sunset Poets presents a featured poet and open mic, usually third Sundays monthly, 3:00.
Oceanside area, (760) 758-2410, or www.sunsetpoets.org.
Fallbrook’s Writers featured reading and open mic for poetry or prose, once a month,
usually on Thursdays, doors open 5:30, reading 6:00. Café des Artistes,
103 S. Main Street, Fallbrook, (760) 522-1064,
the Vessel open mic features poets, singers, actors, comedians, every first and
third Friday, 8:00. Live music, drinks, and refreshments, all ages, $5 cover.
Canvas Cafe, 1370 San Marcos Blvd., Suite 120A, San Marcos,
Drunk Poets Society spoken word open mic, every Monday, 6:30-8:00. Hosted by Ola.
Winston’s Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego,
(619) 222-6822, www.myspace.com/winstonsdrunkpoetssociety.
SAN LUIS OBISPO/SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA
Tuesday Night Poets featured reading with open mic, every Tuesday, 7:30. Hosted by Roe Estep.
The Artists’ Union Gallery, 330 South California Street, Ventura, (805) 320-3524.
Bell Arts Factory presents a featured poet and open mic last Saturday monthly, 7:30.
Host: Friday Lubina. Bells Arts Factory, 432 N. Ventura Avenue, Ventura,
Corners of the Mouth! presents an open reading after the featured poets, limited to
five minutes and original work every third Sunday monthly since 1984, free, 7:00.
Linnaea’s Café, 1110 Garden Street, San Luis Obispo. Kevin Patrick Sullivan,
Artistic Director, (805) 547-1318, www.languageofthesoul.org.
Favorite Poems Project reading, poets and non-poets read favorite poems not their own,
hosted by Lois Klein, third Monday monthly, 5:15-6:30. The Blue Agave, 20 East
Cota Street, Santa Barbara. e-mail: loisklein @ verizon.net.
Friday Night AA Meeting plus Open Mic, every Friday, 6:30. Drug and alcohol free,
896 East Main Street, Ventura, (805) 794-9878, www.aplaceofpeace.org.
Poetry Zone featured reading and open mic, every second Saturday, 2:00-4:00.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W. Anapamu, Santa Barbara. Host, Suzanne Frost,
Train of Thought open mic, every Thursday, 6:30, 856 East Thompson Blvd., Ventura,
between Ash and Kalorama, behind Kids and Families Together.
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