Check this page for listings of ongoing, poetry-related events.
ASHEVILLE, NC: POETRIO
When: First Sunday of every month, 3:00 pm
Where: Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St
Poetrio events are free and open to the public.
BLAIRSVILLE, GA: WRITERS' NIGHT OUT
When: Second Friday each month, April - Nov. at 7 PM
Where: Union County Community Center
Featured reader followed by Open Mic (poetry or prose, limit 3 minutes)
Come early if you'd like dinner or refreshment (self-pay, optional).
Sponsored by NC Writers' Network-West
For more info, contact Karen Paul Holmes at email@example.com.
Writers' Night Out events are free and open to the public.
CHAPEL HILL, NC: FRIDAY NOON POETS
When: Friday's. 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: Amity United Methodist Church, 825 Estes Dr.
Contact: Dave Manning at 919-462-3695
Read your poetry or the poems of others. Free parking, side entrance.
CHARLESTON, SC: POETRY DISCUSSION GROUP
When: first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm
Where: Lower Lance Hall, Circular Church, 150 Meeting Street, in Charleston
Contact: Richard Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org or 843-795-0115
CHARLOTTE, NC: JACKSON JAVA'S POETRY OPEN MIKE
When: Second Thursdays, 8:00 pm
Where: Jackson's Java in Town Center Plaza, 8544 University City Blvd.
Contact: E-mail email@example.com for further information, or to be included on mailing list.
CHARLOTTE, NC: OPEN MIC POETRY NIGHT
When: Every Tuesday; sign-up at 9:30, showtime at 10.
Where: 300 East Morehead Street
CLIFTON, NJ: POETRY READINGS
When: 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00 pm
Where: ANT Bookstore
GREENSBORO, NC: POETS REACHING OUT TO OLDER ADULTS
Where: Area nursing home
Contact: 336-373-3636 to learn more about volunteering or scheduling a LifeVerse program.
LifeVerse is an ongoing Poetry GSO initiative for older adults that sends poets into nursing homes.
HAYESVILLE, NC: COFFEE WITH THE POETS AND WRITERS
When: 2nd Wednesday of every month at 10:30 AM
Where: Not meeting during the COVIC pandemic.
Contact: Glenda Beall at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is a featured poet each month followed by open mic.
HICKORY, NC: POETRY HICKORY
When: 2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:30 PM
Where: Taste Full of Beans Coffeehouse, 29 Second St NW, in downtown Hickory
Contact: Scott Owens at email@example.com
Featured writers are preceded by three open mike readers.
JACKSONVILLE, NC: COASTAL POETS CONSORTIUM
When: First and third Thursdays of the month
Where: The Book Exchange, 211 Western Blvd.
MURPHY, NC: POETRY GROUP
When: First Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
Where: Tri-County Technical College.
Contact: Janice Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org
NORTHPORT, NY: POETRY READINGS
When: Last Friday of each month at 7:30 pm
Where: Caffe Portofino, 249 Main Street
Contact: email@example.comEach month there is a featured poet and an Open Reading — the audience is encouraged to bring their poems and participate.
LINCOLNTON, NC: POETRY LINCOLNTON
When: Third Friday of each month, 7:00-9:00 pm
Where: Lincoln Cultural Center (side entrance), 403 E. Main St.
Featured readers followed by open mic.
PITTSBORO, NC: NC POETRY SOCIETY POETRY READINGS
When: 4th Sunday of each month at 2:00 pm
Where: McIntyre’s Fine Books, Fearrington Village
Each month, McIntyre’s hosts published members of the NC Poetry Society for reading and discussing their work. Open mike follows reading.
RUTHERFORD, NJ: POETRY READINGS WITH OPEN MIC
When: 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Where: William Carlos Williams Center
SYLVA, NC: COFFEE WITH THE POETS
When: 3rd Thursday of each month, 10:30 am
Where: City Lights Bookstore, 3 E. Jackson St.
TARZANA, CA: OPEN MIC
When: Last Saturday of each month, 2-4:30 PM.
Where: Community Room at the Encino - Tarzana branch of the L.A. Public Library, 18231 Ventura Boulevard, Tarzana, 91356
Open Mic sign-ups begin at 1:30; 6-minute maximum.
WESTMONT, IL: BREWED POETS
When: Last Sunday of every month, 12:30 until 2 p.m.
Where: Brewed Awakening, 19 W. Quincy (and, during the pandemic, on Zoom)
Featured poets and poetry open mic, music occasionally from noon - 12:30 p.m.
WRITERS' NIGHT OUT
When: 2nd Friday of every month at 7 PM
Where: Zoom meeting online
Contact: Karen Paul Homes at firstname.lastname@example.org
Featured reader followed by open mic (poetry or prose, limit 3 minutes)
Sponsored by NC Writers' Network-West. Free and open to the public