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News from Hollyridge Press September 2014

Write a Novel in a Month as Part
of "National Novel Writing Month"
with Ian Randall Wilson
at the UCLA Extension

Hello Everyone,
I'll wanted to let you know that, for the ninth year in a row, I'll be running a session of Write a Novel in a Month as Part of "National Novel Writing Month." Is it even possible to write a draft of a novel in a month? Over 530,000 writers around the world in 2013 thought they'd try. Only 14% of them finished, but at UCLA Extension, our completion rate was 86%. In fact, over the entire 8 years the class has been running, the completion rate averages over 86%. Something must be working!

The challenge of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is to write an entire draft of a 50,000-word novel over the 30 days of November. Before launching into one of the wildest writing experiences ever, we'll meet to develop the essential strategies you need to complete your novel draft. Then, for the next 5 weeks it's a "write-shop" where I also offer writing exercises and prompts designed to generate material and move your draft along, word-by-word, to the 50,000-word goal. At the last meeting, everyone exchanges work, reading selections to one another, and discussing the next steps. You come out of the course with a draft of your novel and the tools to decide where to go from there.

Write a Novel in a Month as Part of "National Novel Writing Month"
UCLA: 2250 School of Public Affairs Bldg.
Saturdays, 10am-1pm
October 18 - December 6

The class is a great way to get a draft written of that novel you've always wanted to write. This class will fill up fast so I wanted to put it on your radar early. Click on either of the links above for more information and registration.

Warm regards and best wishes on all your writing.
Ian



POETRY CONTESTS AND CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 

Submissions open June 1st for the (lucky) 13th annual Mom Egg Review!!! Send poetry, fiction, and art on the theme of mothers, and motherhood. There's also a special folio this year for poetry submissions on the theme: Compassionate Action.
http://us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a91c01eac840f5e2cb0d50fd0&id=48bbe1f01b&e=ef40741dbf


So many of us are fighting a battle. Medical, financial, the struggles of our identity and society. From the invisible to the visible, from mental illness to cancer. Even more of us have lost someone and are now carrying on without them. We are doing more than that. Every day, we are surviving. Wicked Banshee Press is excited to announce that our Fall Issue theme will be Survival Through Art. While we do not want to shy away from the struggle, we would like this to be a celebratory issue. Tell us about the wins, the good times, your most defiant self. Give us your roar back, your refusal to be silent. Give us your survival, bleeding and alive.

While we will not exclude non-themed poems, make them damn good.
Submissions open June 1, 2014 and close August 15, 2014.
See our submission guidelines.
http://wickedbanshee.wordpress.com/submissions/


Our current need is for 200 word prose that is gripping and tightly written. We particularly enjoy pieces that employ active voice in works of memoir, fiction, or tiny essays.
Our cover gallery is here: http://wp.me/2KTkl


Are you in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse? Is someone you care about in recovery? Then, please consider submitting to the second issue of "peer review," a literary and art magazine for the recovery community. No reading or entry fees. Deadline September 1, 2014. Theme is "I." Please email me with subject "peer review" for more details.
veronicahaunani@gmail.com


charlottesville winter is looking for microfiction and short poetry submissions. there are no reading fees. no compensation other than work being shared with over a thousand readers. rolling deadline. open theme.
http://cvillewinter.wordpress.com/submissions-guidelines/


Have a peek at issue 5 and then promptly submit for issue 6! FAR ENOUGH EAST is now open for the summer issue!
http://www.farenougheast.com/submissions/


Broken Pencil. Looking for fiction and non-fiction (max 3000 words). Paying market (varies depending on length and type of article). They suggest you read a copy before submitting. Accepting submissions until September 15.
http://www.brokenpencil.com/submissions


ROOM magazine. Looking for submissions on the theme Lost in Translation. Deadline July 31.
http://www.roommagazine.com/submit


Catch and Release, the online literary journal of Columbia University Writing Program, is accepting submissions in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, art criticism, and book reviews. Please visit the journal for more details on how to submit. We look forward to reading your work.
http://catchandrelease.columbiajournal.org/submit/


Beakful is looking for your work. Start submitting it. Who will be first? Send one-two poems, artwork, fiction, reviews, essays to mgversion2datura@gmail.com. Write your full name and submission type + beakful in the header of your email. Send all submissions in a txt, doc or odt file, attached to your mail....


Calls for Submissions from The GoldenPoet, a digitally evolving art piece combining all disciplines of art. You can submit anything from a quote, original photograph, poem, short story or a video showcasing what you do. If you're interested, please visit www.thegoldenpoet.com and click on the "Submit" tab on your left hand side of the screen. If you have any questions, please forward them to admin@goldenpoet.com. Thanks.


Parts of the Whole: Poetry of the Body is looking for poems about the body Please submit up to 4 poems in any style to the editors at potwanthology@gmail.com between now and September 15. No poem should exceed 80 lines or approximately 2 pages. Include a brief 150 words or less bio and attach poems in Word or RTF. Also, we would like to see a brief explanation of how the poet believes this work fits into our theme. We will consider previously published poems so long as you acknowledge it was previously published in the cover letter and let us know if the anthology can obtain reprint rights for free or low cost.


Hi all, IDK Magazine is looking for submissions of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and art for its inaugural reading period ending June 15th!
IDK seeks primarily to publish emerging writers/artists and Millennials (writers/artists born 1980-1995), but is willing to read any submissions related to contemporary culture. Up to 5 poems and prose pieces up to 4,000 words. You can find more info and guidelines on IDK's website at http://www.idkmagazine.com.
No submission fees and no payment for publication.


Non-fiction essay contest. Theme is "rejection," something we can all relate to, as writers!
http://www.writejobs.info/2014/01/call-for-submissions-on-rejection-pay.html


Hello! We are just starting up a new digital literary journal entitled Sketches Magazine and we are having our first open call for submissions. We would love to read your fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. Since we are just starting up, you have a very good chance to get published in our debut issue! So submit today!!
http://sketchesmagazine.webs.com/submit


The Oddville Press is back! With a jam-packed first edition to celebrate our re-launch, we continue on our quest to promote today’s geniuses and tomorrows giants. Download your copy here: http://oddvillepress.com/ Take a journey through the pages of our historic re-launch issue to see just what floats our boat. Maybe you’ve got the perfect story, poem or image to feature in the next issue. Why not give it a try. You can read our submissions guidelines here.
Readers, writers, poets and artists; spread the word near and far: The Oddville Press is back!


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.
www.drafthorsejournal.org


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - to First Literary Review-East. Guidelines at website: www.rulrul.4mg.com. Please send 3 poems, under 16 lines, to firstliteraryreview@yahoo.com. Thanks!


No restriction on previously published, no reading fee, payment of 2 contributors copies- http://www.timberjournal.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


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.

https://extracts.submittable.com/submit

Guidelines for Submission

Poetry
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.

Prose
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.

Haiku
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.”

Excerpts
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.

https://extracts.submittable.com/submit


Zero Point

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 http://www.stagesource.org/postings/show/8733/


Poetry

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)

Parts/Attachments:
text/plain

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 mrpr@comcast.net only. All rights revert to author upon publication.

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: poptzine@gmail.com


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...
http://www.facebook.com/l/03282SNJ2faTKw-KVX690jbP44w/newwest.submishmash.com/Submit


MASSACHUSETTS READINGS:

Boston Skyline

 

THE CENTER FOR THE ARTS AT THE ARMORY
POETRY AT THE CAFÉ
191 HIGHLAND AVENUE
SOMERVILLE, MA

TUESDAY OCTOBER 21, 2014
7:00 PM/ADMISSION: $4.00
READING AND OPEN MIC
Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock
THE FIRST AND LAST WORD POETRY SERIES

Esther Adler

Esther Adler's most recent book, Nature Eternal, was published in 2014. She writes in German, Hebrew and English. She taught from 1981-1996 and was the Pedagogic Coordinator of the Department of Education of the Jewish National Fund. Esther served as a Kindergarten teacher in a Kibbutz, and holds a degree in Jewish Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, New York.



Willa Schneberg

Willa Schneberg is the author of In The Margins of The World, recipient of the Oregon Book Award in Poetry, Box Poems (Alice James Books), Storytelling In Cambodia (Calyx Books), and the chapbook The Books of Esther. Willa has read at the Library of Congress, her poems were heard on The Writer's Almanac. She is a psychotherapist in private practice and a visual artist.



Rabbi Liza Stern

Rabbi Liza Stern has served as spiritual leader of Congregation Eitz Chayim in Cambridge for more than a decade. Under her leadership, the synagogue has become known as a congregation with a huge heart, keen mind, and a resonant soul. Rabbi Stern graduated from Vassar College and was ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. She was a leader of HUC's mentoring program for rabbinic students and recently ordained rabbis and has served as an associate faculty member at Brandeis University. Rabbi Stern also is a leader of the Women's Rabbi Network and the International Organization of Reform Women Rabbis. In recognition of her 25-year tenure as both a rabbi and insightful scholar, she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Divinity by HUC. In addition to writing poetry and liturgy, she enjoys raising chickens and bees, tilling the soil and playing competitive ice hockey.





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.


Grolier Poetry Book Shop

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2014, FALL READING SERIES
GROLIER POETRY BOOK SHOP
6 PLYMPTON STREET
CAMBRIDGE, MA
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Friday, October 24th
7:00 p.m.
Reading Grey Gowrie
Introduced by Christopher Ricks

Grey Gowrie was born in Dublin in 1939. Educated and professionally engaged in England and the USA, he made his home in Ireland until 1983 when he moved to the Welsh Marches. He taught English and American literature at Harvard and University College London and in 1972, on publishing his first collection of poems, exchanged an academic career for business and public life. He has been a company chairman, a Cabinet minister, Chairman of the Arts Council of England and Provost of the Royal College of Art. Literature. His book Third Day New and Collected Poems was published in (2013 Sheep Meadow Press).

Sir Christopher Bruce Ricks (born 1933) is a British literary critic and scholar. He is the William M. and Sara B. Warren Professor of the Humanities at Boston University (U.S.) and Co-Director of the Editorial Institute at Boston University, and was Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford (England) from 2004 to 2009. Hugh Kenner has praised his 'intent eloquence', and Geoffrey Hill his 'unrivaled critical intelligence'. W. H. Auden described Ricks as 'exactly the kind of critic every poet dreams of finding'. John Carey calls him the 'greatest living critic.


Friday, November 7th
7:00 p.m.
Poetry Reading
Ewa Chrusciel

Ewa Chrusciel writes in both Polish and English. She has two books in Polish. Her first book in English, Strata, won the 2009 international book contest and was published with Emergency Press in 2011. Her second book in English Contraband of Hoopoe is forthcoming with Omnidawn Press in 2014. Her third book Dybbuk of Angelus was a finalist with River Run Press. Her poems were featured in Jubilat, Boston Review, Colorado Review,Lana Turner, Spoon River Review, Aufgabe among others. She translated Jack London, Joseph Conrad, and I.B. Singer into Polish and Jorie Graham, Lyn Hejinian and Cole Swensen into English.

"The excitement one experiences reading the Polish and American poet Ewa Chrusciel's new book is hard to describe. If one made an amalgam of Darwin, early Hejinian, Byzantine art, near Eastern books of wisdom, Ponge, Pavese, sacred Hopi and Amerindian texts, one still wouldn't be able to come up with the magical contraband this vessel is carrying."
-Jorie Graham, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry


Friday, November 21st
7:00 p.m.
Sandra Lim, Katie Peterson

Sandra Lim is the author of The Wilderness (W.W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the most recent Barnard Women Poets Prize, and a previous collection of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). A 2015 Pushcart Prize winner, she has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Vermont Studio Center, and the Getty Research Institute. She is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Katie Peterson was Professor of the practice of poetry Tufts University for three years. She recently moved to California to teach at a small college, Deep Springs. for the Spring. She will begin teaching at UC Davis in the winter. In 2013 she published two books, Permission (New Issues) and The Accounts (University of Chicago Press). The Accounts was the winner of the 2014 Rilke Award from the University of North Texas. She is also the author of This One Tree (New Issues). Her essays on poetry have appeared widely this year, and new poems appear in the Kenyon Review, APR, West Branch, and Zyzzyva. Peterson earned a B.A. at Stanford University and a doctorate in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard, where her dissertation on Emily Dickinson won the Howard Mumford Jones Prize.



Please visit us on Grolierpoetrybookshop
Grolier Poetry Book Shop | 6 Plympton Street | Cambridge | MA | 02128

POETRY
IN THE VILLAGE

BLANDING FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY,
124 BAY STATE RD, REHOBOTH, MA
Your Hosts: Roger and Nancy Boucher
nlmboucher@comcast.net

FALL SERIES -2014

OCT. 29 TOM CHANDLER

Tom Chandler is poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus. He has been named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University and has been a featured poet at the Library of Congress and the Robert Frost homestead. His poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on National Public Radio on several occasions. He has written commissioned poems for The State of Rhode Island, The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, and Waterfire, and has twice been named inaugural poet for Providence mayoral inaugurations. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Bryant University, and the founder and editor of the Bryant Literary Review. His latest book of new & selected poems is Guitars of the Stars.

NOV. 19 Marybeth Rua-Larsen

Marybeth Rua-Larsen teaches at Bristol Community College. Her poems, essays, flash fiction and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in The Raintown Review, Angle, Cleaver, The Poetry Bus, Measure and Unsplendid. She won the 2011 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Competition in Poetry in Galway, Ireland. Her chapbook Nothing In-Between was recently published by Barefoot Muse Press.

ALWAYS AN OPEN MIC!
SEE YOU IN THE VILLAGE!
Nancy & Roger



NEPC Fall Series begins

Harvard-Yenching Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (off Kirkland, near Memorial Hall)

NEPC fall series continues:

Monday, November 3rd, 7:00 PM
NEPC Contest Winners

Monday, December 1st, 7:00 PM
NEPC Contest Winners

Fall series readings take place at
Harvard-Yenching Library, Common Room 136
2 Divinity Ave, Cambridge (off Kirkland, near Memorial Hall)

NEW ENGLAND POETRY CLUB
Founded in 1915 by Amy Lowell, Robert Frost, and Conrad Aiken

* Free and open to the public *
* For information, please call 617-744-6034 *
* NEPC website http://www.nepoetryclub.org/ *


 

Mike Amado

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]

      MIKE AMADO


Upcoming: Sunday November 9, 2014: Elizabeth McKim & Barbara S. Carlson

Upcoming Readings

Dec 14: Vincent Dorio & Denise Rainey
Jan 11: Winston Bolton
Feb 8: Marguerite Bouvard & James Brosnan
Mar 1: Mary Kane & Miriam O’Neal

Doors open 11:30AM, Music Feature 12:00 noon, Poetry Features 12:45pm open-mic 1:15pm.
Free admission and refreshments.

FREE REFRESHMENTS! More info:
johnscully36@yahoo.com
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”



"The Political Life of Poetry"
Clough Series on the Arts and the Culture of Democracy

November 13, 2014, Thursday, 6pm
Devlin 101, Boston College

Edward Hirsch, Eavan Boland and Kevin Young will discuss "The Political Life of Poetry" at this second event in the "Arts and the Culture of Democracy" series.

The event is followed by a book signing.
Complete information including directions can be found at
http://www.bc.edu/centers/cloughcenter/events/f2014-s2015/1113-poetry.html



CHAPTER AND VERSE LITERARY READING SERIES

FRIDAY, November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm
LORING-GREENOUGH HOUSE, 12 SOUTH STREET
JAMAICA PLAIN CENTER

Emily Carroll is a Boston-based writer, editor, and graphic designer. She is the nonfiction editor of Printer's Devil Review and co-curator of Moonlighting, the Boston Poetry Slam’s LGBTQ poetry reading series. Her poetry has recently appeared in Guernica and Umbrella Factory.

David R. Surette's new book of poetry is Wicked Hard. He is also the author of The Immaculate Conception Mothers' Club, Young Gentlemen's School, and Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In which earned Highly Recommended status at the 8th Annual Massachusetts Book Awards. He teaches and coaches varsity hockey at East Bridgewater High School.

Jason Tandon is the author of Quality of Life (Black Lawrence-Dzanc, 2013) and Give over the Heckler and Everyone Gets Hurt, winner of the 2006 St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection (Black Lawrence-Dzanc, 2009). His poetry and reviews have appeared in such journals as AGNI Online and Spoon River Poetry Review and have been featured on Verse Daily and NPR's The Writer's Almanac. He teaches in the College of Arts & Sciences Writing Program at Boston University.

Suggested donation: $5.00 or whatever you can afford.
(We mean this. We would rather have you than your money.)
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 dorothy.derifield@gmail.com or call 617-325-8388.



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
Cambridge, MA
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 7:30 p.m.

http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com/


Timothy Gager

TIMOTHY GAGER'S 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: EMAIL

www.timothygager.com


USUALLY the 3rd FRIDAY of the MONTH!
NOLA’s TIGH FILI POETRY & OPEN MIC, $5, 8PM, Host: Nola, poems/prose.


OPEN BARK meets @ the Out of the Blue Art Gallery,

Open Bark "Candelite Poetry" with Hostess Deborah M. Priestly and Features!!!!

Debbe Priestly with Earth Goddess

Out of the Blue Art Gallery
106 Prospect Street,
Cambridge, MA 02139
www.outoftheblueartgallery.com

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 ootb@att.net 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
phone: 617-354-5287


NIGHT SLAM
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

Brockton Arts/Night Slam website
http://brocktonarts.org/services/programming/night-slam/


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 cantab@slamnews.com if you have questions about our policy. You can also check out the website for the venue, www.cantab-lounge.com.

Cantab Lounge
738 Massachusetts Ave,
Central Square, Cambridge, Mass
(617) 354-2685
Email: cantab@slamnews.com
(http://www.slamnews.com/)


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.

Cambridge Common
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA. 02138
617-547-0759


NEW YORK READINGS:

Manhattan Skyline

 

 

 

 

Poets House Fall Season Opens September 23

All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St. ) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. Directions are below.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00pm
Architecture & Archives:
The Library as Source Material with Valeria Luiselli

Author of Faces in the Crowd and Sidewalks and The National Book Foundation’s "5 Under 35, 2014" honoree, novelist and essayist Valeria Luiselli uses the city to exercise a roving intelligence, seeking out the questions imbedded in our human landscape. She'll discuss her month-long residency in the Poets House archives and the influence of poetry, architecture and archives on her work. She'll be joined by Coffee House Press's Jay Peterson

Presented in partnership with Coffee House Press
Admission Free


Thursday, October 23, 6:00-8:00pm
John Berryman: A Centennial Seminar with Daniel Swift

In this interactive program, Britain-based poetry critic Daniel Swift, editor of The Heart is Strange: New Selected Poems as well as forthcoming centennial editions of Berryman’s work, will discuss the relationship between the biography of the Pulitzer Prizewinning writer of The Dream Songs and the ways in which the life of this confessional poet might influence – or confuse – critical understandings of his works.

$10, $7 for students and seniors, free to Poets House Members


Special Children’s Program
Friday, October 31, 5:00pm
Haunted Poets House:
A Halloween Reading and Celebration

Come in costume and hear monstrous, spooky verse from poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Karla Kushkin, Shel Silverstein and Jack Prelutsky, read by Poets House Children’s Room Director Mike Romanos, who will also lead us in casting our own poetic spells to celebrate the day.

Suggested donation of $5 per child


Poets House is located at 10 River Terrace at the corner of Murray Street in Lower Manhattan's Battery Park City.

Take the 1, 2, 3, A or C subway to Chambers Street. Walk west on Chambers Street (past West Street) all the way to its end at River Terrace. Turn left and walk two blocks south to 10 River Terrace (at the corner of River Terrace and Murray Street). The M22 bus runs along Chambers between North End Ave and the Lower East Side. The M20 bus travels from the Upper West Side and the southern tip of Battery Park City to North End Ave. The Downtown Connection, a free Lower Manhattan shuttle bus, travels to North End Ave from South Street Seaport and from Broadway along Murray Street; for more information, visit: downtownny.com.

All programs take place at Poets House, 10 River Terrace (at Murray St.) in Lower Manhattan, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call (212) 431-7920 or visit www.poetshouse.org. Join us on Facebook and Twitter.

www.poetshouse.org

Poetry Society of America/Events

Thursday, Oct 23, 7:00pm
New York, NY

THE NEW SALON: READINGS AND CONVERSATIONS
Peter Gizzi, with Alice Quinn

Co-Sponsored by the NYU Creative Writing Program.

Admission is free.

Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
New York University
58 West 10th Street


Monday, Oct 27, 7:00pm
New York, NY

Sebastião Salgado Photo Exhibition: Genesis
An Evening of Poetry with Pulitzer Prize-Winner Jorie Graham
in conversation with Timothy Donnelly

The International Center of Photography (ICP) presents Genesis, a momentous project by world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado. On view from September 19, 2014 through January 11, 2015, the exhibition, curated and designed by Lélia Wanick Salgado, is the result of a multi-year survey and draws together more than 200 spectacular black-and-white photographs of wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, and indigenous peoples, raising public awareness about the pressing issues of environmental and climate change.

In collaboration with ICP, the PSA offers this cross-genre event, featuring Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham. Graham will read her own work directly concerned with environmental issues, as well as original poems inspired by Salgado's photographs. After her reading, Graham will have a conversation about climate change and the imagination with Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award-winning poet Timothy Donnelly.

Co-Sponsored by the International Center of Photography

$15/non-members and $10/members, students, and PSA Members

International Center of Photography
1133 Ave of the Americas #1A


KGB Bar

KGB Reading Series

Jericho Brown, Cynthia Cruz, and Nancy Esposito

Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 p.m.
KGB Bar
85 East 4th Street, Manhattan

Jericho Brown is the recipient of the Whiting Writers' Award and fellowships from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The Nation, The New Republic, The New Yorker, and The Best American Poetry, and Nikki Giovanni's 100 Best African American Poets. Brown holds a PhD from the University of Houston, an MFA from the University of New Orleans, and a BA from Dillard University. His first book, Please, won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament, was published by Copper Canyon Press. He is an assistant professor in the creative writing program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Cynthia Cruz's poems have been published in the New Yorker, Paris Review, Boston Review, American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review and others. Her first collection of poems, RUIN, was published by Alice James Book and her second collection, The Glimmering Room, was published by Four Way Books in the fall of 2012. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony as well as a Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. Her third collection of poems, Wunderkammer, is forthcoming from Four Way Books in 2014. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Nancy Esposito's most recent book is Lamentation with June Bug, 2013. Previous collections were Changing Hands and Mem'Rain and Greatest Hits: 1978-2001. She received the Discovery/The Nation Award, a Massachusetts Arts Lottery Grant, the Colladay Award, Poetry Society of America Award, a Fulbright Grant to Egypt, and grants to Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, and Laos, as well as an NEH to study the Vietnam War. Her own work has been translated into Spanish and Vietnamese. She lives in the Boston area.




Join the Center for the Humanities for poetry events this autumn!
Events are free and open to the public.

http://centerforthehumanities.org/

Naropa at 40
Wed, Nov 5 (All Day) | The Skylight Room, 9100

Ammiel Alcalay, Anselm Berrigan, Renee Gladman, Alan Gilbert, Erica Hunt, Vincent Katz, Rachel Levitsky, Tracie Morris, Eileen Myles, Jena Osman, Michelle Naka Pierce, Anne Waldman

Well, while I am here I'll do the work - / and what's the Work? / To ease the pain of living. / Everything else, drunken / dumbshow.
-Allen Ginsberg, Memory Gardens

Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with two panels on “keeping the world safe for poetry.” Join us to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University with two panels on “keeping the world safe for poetry.” These include History, Lineage & Archive and Pedagogy, Performance & Outcomes in the Anthropocene. Poets will address, among other things, the war on memory, activism, cross-genre pedagogies, and the cultural legacies of Allen Ginsberg, Harry Smith, and Amiri Baraka at Naropa.


The Voices of Women in American Poetry
Thu, Nov 6, 7pm | Elebash Recital Hall

Julie Agoos, Hilton Als, Mónica de la Torre, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Cate Marvin, Maureen McLane, Robert Polito

Join us for a reading with seven award-winning contemporary poets and writers who hold aloft the great tradition of women poets in America. In collaboration with the Poetry Society of America, the New York installment of this national series pays tribute to the immense achievement of a wide range of poets, from Hannah Weiner to Elizabeth Bishop, Ai, Paula Gunn Allen, and Anonymous. Readers will discuss the influence of these poets and read poems of their own in tribute.


The Drowned Blackbird: Paul Muldoon on Translating Gaelic
Thu, Nov 13, 7pm | The Skylight Room, 9100

In honor of the poet, editor, and critic Stanley Burnshaw, join us for a lecture by Paul Muldoon. Heralded by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War,” Muldoon will speak on the translation of Gaelic poetry. The author of over thirty collections of poetry, he is the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the T. S. Eliot Prize. Since 1987 he has lived in the United States, where he is currently the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 University Professor in the Humanities at Princeton University, and the Poetry Editor of The New Yorker.


Editing Archival Materials: Robin Blaser’s Astonishment Tapes
Fri, Dec 5, 4pm | English Department Lounge

Ammiel Alcalay, Miriam Nicols

How do we bring something of the cultural past to a clear light without falsifying its complicated historical context? Join literary scholar Miriam Nichols as she discusses the work behind her publication of Robin Blaser's Astonishment Tapes, an 800+ page transcript of 20 audiotapes. Cutting conversational static and repetitions to emphasize narrative threads and create a document of publishable length is not always the goal. But should scholars abandon the book form and post the whole thing online? Following her talk, Nichols will be joined by Ammiel Alcalay and several Lost & Found editors in a round-table discussion on problems in contemporary textual scholarship.


A Question of Africa:
Will Alexander—Towards the Primeval Lightning Field
Tue, Dec 9, 6pm | The Skylight Room, 9100

Will Alexander, Marcella Durand, Brent Hayes Edwards, Aldon Nielsen, Evie Shockley

Focusing on the work of writers of the African diaspora, the “A Question of Africa” series brings together contemporary writers and artists to read and discuss their work and its contemporary contexts. As disparate members of a far-reaching African diaspora, each artist is invited to consider the ways in which the African continent, its countries and cities, its geographies and spatial imaginaries, its peoples, its histories, its sonic or visual figurations, enter or inform their work and their creative process. This evening will include a reading and performance by the poet and essayist Will Alexander, followed by a conversation with Marcella Durand, Brent Hayes Edwards, Aldon Nielsen, and Evie Shockley exploring Alexander’s work and his most recent publication, Towards the Primeval Lightning Field.

http://centerforthehumanities.org/


LALITA JAVA READINGS
3rd THURSDAYS 7-9 PM

HOSTED BY DOROTHY F. AUGUST

Lalita Java
210 East 3rd St.
New York, NY 10009
(Btwn. B & C)


Every Monday: Louder Arts presents...

louder arts

"The Slam"
Poetry, Spoken Word, Slams & Guest Poets.

Always an open mic
$5 students/ $6 regular
Sign-up at 7pm, show starts at 7:30 at:

Thirteen
35 E.13th St.
(between Broadway & University Pl.)
New York, NY
(212) 979-6677
Bar13.com


Every Thursday Mike Geffner presents...

the inspired word

The Inspired Word
An all-star poetry/spoken word event
every Thursday

featured guests plus open mic
Cover Charge: $10
7pm (open mic signup starts at 6:30)
at:
One and One
76 E. 1st St. (corner of 1st Ave.)
New York, NY
212 598-9126
OneandOneNY.com


92nd Street Y Reading Series

Main Reading Series

92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10128
212.415.5500

 


New Jersey:


 

 

John Petrolino
Presents
The Frank Talk Reading Series

Frank Talk

A New Poetry Reading Series
at
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

$5.00 Cover
(includes food, beverages, and other goodies
supplied by Frank Talk owner Gilda Rogers)

Open Mic after the Feature

Contact: John Petrolino

John Petrolino

jpetrolinoiii@yahoo.com


Pennsylvania:

Old Town Philadelphia

 

"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;
http://www.lulu.com/drni;
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drni

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
http://www.lulu.com/drni
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/drni


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

Contact info:
The Gallery - (215)564-2554
Aziza Kintehg(215)668-4500
Email: azizalockdiva@...

or check out the website: www.Josesebourne.com


Pacific Northwest:

 

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

Visit the POETSWEST Website for more readings...
http://www.poetswest.com/venues.htm

 


CALIFORNIA:

Golden Gate Bridge

 

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, www.beyondbaroque.org.


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, www.dapoetrylounge.com.


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, emergingurbanpoets.blogspot.com.


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, www.poetryidiots.com.


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, www.kbgressitt.com/fallbrooks-writers-read.


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, www.myspace.com/thevesselmovement.


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, www.bellartsfactory.com.


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, (805) 252-1655.


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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