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Upcoming Events

It's the 'dog days of summer' and there's
many poetry reading and listening choices
to enjoy this week (and beyond). 

If you're willing to be in the South Seattle
area (Columbia City neighborhood) on
Friday, consider attending the reading
at 7 p.m. at one of the best indie
bookstores--Bookworm Exchange.
The store will be closing in December.
It will be missed.

Here's where you'll find events from friends
and acquaintances, mostly free readings
and other items of possible interest.

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If you are writing without zest, without gusto, without love, without fun--you are only half a writer. It means you are so busy keeping one eye on the commercial market or one ear peeled for the avant-garde coterie, that you are not being yourself, You don't even know yourself. For the first thing a writer should be is--excited. He should be a thing of fevers and enthusiasms, without such vigors he might as well be out picking peaches or digging ditches; God knows it'd be better for his health! -- Ray Bradbury--Zen in the Art of Writing.
FROM  Alex
Tonight- Wednesday 8-15
7:00 p.m.—Seattle
Breadline at Vermillion
1508 11th Ave.  Seattle
Debrah Morkun
Nico Vassilakis
Will Owen
Holly Small

This Thursday- 8-16   REDMOND
Road trip! Head out for our reading on Thursday at SoulFood Books in Redmond. It's going to be a fun night of poetry reading with Sergey Feldman, who will also be backing me on beatific drums. Bring your own poems for the open mic. Links below. --jb
This Thursday, Aug. 16 -- I'm reading with Sergey Feldman at Soul Food Books in Redmond starting at 7 p.m. Details and directions here: and here This will be last official reading from Graffito, my third collection of poetry out in July 2011 from Ravenna Press.
Saturday, Sept. 22 -- I'm reading with Raul Sanchez and rox at the Schouten Art Gallery at Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island in the evening hours. I'm planning a reading of punk poems from Punk Poems, Graffito and unpublished ones. Details will appear closer to the event here:

From Jerry Libstaff
This Saturday 8-18   Key Peninsula, Vaugn WA
If you are a writer, would like to be a writer or just appreciate the written and performed word, don’t miss the opportunity to see one of the nation’s most beloved poets. Jack McCarthy. The self proclaimed “Stand Up Poet” has been featured on the big screen, CDs and in books. NPR recently traveled to Seattle to capture his words for posterity.
Words and Music is proud to present Jack McCarthy this Saturday, on the waterfront.
Special guest Christopher Jarmick will join us to introduce Jack. This is an event you don’t want to miss.
Our singer for the evening comes to us from England. Callaghan came to the United States at the request of singer songwriter, Shawn Mullins who proceeded to produced her new album. Callaghan has been touring the U S performing to sold out audiences all year. We are thrilled to present this fabulous singer, Callaghan, Saturday evening in Vaughn.
Please call 253-778-6559 for information and reservations.
Presented by Watermark Writers, a 501 (c) 3.

THIS THURSDAY…..  8-16-2012
6:30 p.m.
Listen!   On your radio or through internet.
PoetsWest at KSER 90.7 FM Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m. (PST)
If you are out of range for this station, the broadcast is available worldwide via streaming by going to and following the Listen Live links.
PoetsWest #46
(29.06 minutes)

Free Will & Instant Replay—Jack McCarthy
Nanopolitics—Jim Lutz
E Pluribus Unum—Karen Havnaer
Bubbles Burst—Keith Holyoak
Pistachios—Chris Jarmick
Before Sushi—David Thornbrugh
Border Lines—Ellaraine Lockie
America—Karen Havnaer
Greatness & Gratitude—Thomas Hubbard
Saturday—Michael Magee
Day Is Done—Dennis Caswell
A Lone Soldier—J. Glenn Evans
Music:  Loussier Satie Tks 10, 9,2
©2012 PoetsWest
 Listen to two recent PoetsWest Radio Programs on High speed Internet needed.
PoetsWest #231 Dennis Bernstein Part II
PoetsWest #232 Matters of Life
PoetsWest is syndicated. If you are unable to receive PoetsWest programs on your local non-profit community radio, we encourage you to pass this message to them. PoetsWest, through its affiliation with KSER 90.7 FM, makes our radio programs available to non-profit radio stations around the nation and the globe. Help to get the word out to friends and relatives in other areas. There is no money involved in this project but it does offer much wider exposure to the poets and provides additional programming to your local non-profit radio station. PoetsWest is listed on Pacifica’s web site under Weekly Programs.
From Jerry Libstaff
The 4th Season of
Words and Music is underway.
We are excited to present some of the top
entertainers in the country to perform on the
waterfront in Vaughn WA.Please call or email
to reserve your space. We are limited to a
maximum of 65 guests in this intimate setting
. Your $20 donation provides for all food
and beverages plus the entertainment.
2012 Schedule
August 18th!!!
Jack McCarthy is the Poet!!!
Callaghan --the singer/musician

September 15   Chris Castle
with John Davis

October 13   Melissa Greener
with Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Words and Music donations support
the artists. Additional funds go to
support Watermark Writers Young
Writers' Program each summer.
To find out more email us at
or call  253-778-6559.


Gig Harbor Library


Thursday evenings @ 7pm


September 20th

Kathleen Flenniken

State Poet Laureate

& Plume


October 4th

David Wagoner

Dean of NW Poetry

&After the Point of No Return


October 18th

Alice Derry

Peninsula College

& Tremolo


November 1st

Richard Wakefield


& A Vertical Mile


Coordinated by Doug Murphy & Patty Kennedy

These free events sponsored by FRIENDS OF Gig Harbor Library

For more information »  253-548-3305

Take a Poem From Your Heart Readings

@ ParkPlace Books in Kirkland
2nd Wednesdays  (no reading July & August)

and @ Bookworm  Exchange in Seattle 
3rd Fridays  (No Reading July)

& Poetry Day of the Week Listings

Bookworm Exchange one of the very best
independent bookstores (and my favorite)
in South Seattle is
closing by the end of the year.
We only have a few scheduled readings left!

Friday August 17, 2012
@  Bookworm Exchange

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. FREE

Elizabeth Myrh
Thomas Hubbard
Mystery Guest


Elizabeth Myhr is a poet. She holds a BA from the Evergreen State College and an MFA from Seattle Pacific University. She is a founder and director of Calypso Editions, and currently edits for Detroit’s Marick Press, Web Del Sol Review of Books, and Shining Horns. She lives in Seattle with her family and engages in freelance editing and bringing new products to market. 

Thomas Hubbard --Since retiring from his teaching position at Heritage High School on Tulalip Rez, Thomas Hubbard has published Guiding the Stars to Their Campfire, Driving the Salmon to Their Beds, a collection of indigenous poetry by Tiffany Midge, Junkyard Dogz, a chapbook of his own poetry and graphics, Junkyard Dogz CD, (a spoken word performance), Nailed to The Sky (a poetry collection) by M. Anne Sweet, The Five Stages of Quitting Farming (a poetry collection) by John Kulm, Wisdom for a Dance In the Street, (a spoken word/music CD) by Dave Caserio, Affliction, a collection of poems about the sex industry by Jennifer Haggerty, What I Can Hold In My Hands, and At First Light, two collections of poems by Mary Eliza Crane and injunz, a chapbook of his own poetry about mixedblood life. These add to his previously published Nail and other Hardworking Poems (originally published by Year of the Dragon Press, 1994, with a second edition under the Gazoobi Tales imprint) and Children Remember Their Fathers, an anthology of poems about fathers. In the works are an anthology of poems about mothers and a collection of writings to be titled Living With Proud Mary. Thomas is currently gathering works for an anthology of indigenous writers.  He spends way too much time away from the Northwest these days in places like Fayetteville ARK.  He also a carpenter and blues musician.

And….Our Mystery Reader  who just recently published an exceptional book of poetry will be doing a mini 7 to 10 minute spotlight reading sharing some of the poems from the book.

Bookworm Exchange is a warm friendly
new and used bookstore located in the
beautiful Columbia City retail district
surrounded by Art Galleries, Bakeries,
Excellent Restaurants, and coffee shops. 
Owner Jim and his staff have thousands
of new and used booksand have
supported our poetry reading
for  7 years and counting!  The store may
be closing in early 2013!!!   C'mon!!!

BookWorm Exchange @
4860 Rainier Avenue S. 
  Seattle Wa 98118

August 17--  Elizabeth Myhr  &
Anthony Banks (from San Diego)
SEPTEMBER--Christine Swanberg


 Take a Poem From Your Heart
will be presenting 2nd Wednesday
Poetry at Park Place Books

BUT...Not Until September!!!

Park Place Books is one of the few
remaining full sized new and used
independent bookstores on the East
Side.Consider supporting their efforts
to stay in business in the near future. 
They host many reading clubs and
community events.

See you in September!!!

Park Place Books is  located in the Park
Place Mall off 85th Street  in Kirkland at
348 Parkplace Ctr Kirkland, WA 98033-6229

Poetry by Day of the Week


in April of 2012
However, things change, sometimes without notice.
  If you have updates, and/or additions to this list
please email me as soon as possible so this list
can be kept as current as possible.  .

Occasional but not definitively scheduled
readings do not appear on this list. Most
of the readings are open mic friendly and are nearly
or completely free. Cover charges/ fees  if any are
listed when known.
  Do Support busines
hosts with purchases whenever possible.
FRIDAY     Friday      friday  
Speak Your Soul
1st Friday, 8 p.m.
The Den Tea Bar, at the back of Urban XChange
1932 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma 253-376-4539
1st Friday, 7 p.m.
Harambee  316 South 3rd Street, Renton 
  tel: 425-271-6700 //
at 7:00 p.m.
Kings Books, 218 St Helens,
Tacoma, Washington.
The Puget Sound Poetry Connection (PSPC),
based in Tacoma sponsors the Distinguished
Writer Series,a venuefor playwrights, short story
writers and others. This mixedvenue features a
distinguished reader and an open mic.
It is usually Poetry.  It includes an open mic.
All Open MIC in July and August unless special
feature is booked.Tel: 253-272-8801  Contact
Connie Walle via
Bookworm Exchange  at 7 p.m.

Long running Poetry Series in the South
of downtownSeattle neighborhood of
Columbia City at a very comfortable new
and used bookstore is  hosted by
Christopher J.Jarmick and happens every
3rd Friday of the month (except July).at
7:00 p.m.

PEN & Take a Poem From Your Heart
presents 3rd Friday Poetry at Bookworm
Exchange, 4860 Rainier Ave. S,
98118(one block north of the
Starbucks on EAST side of street)
Phone 206.722.6633
2-3 featured readers and an open mic 
(Sign-up 6:45 p.m.)  Contact Chris @
Free Ya Mind
 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m
.Featured Reader and Open Mic
Tully's Coffee  9th & Broadway, Tacoma
tel: 253-921-1160  Stella Haioulani, host

At the Old Redmond Schoolhouse
Community Center (ORSCC) at
16600 NE 80th Street,Redmond,
WA 98052 
Featured Readers plus
open Mic  FREE
LAST FRIDAYS Port Townsend, WA
Lehani's Deli & Coffee House
Friday, 5 p.m. * poetry open mic
221 Taylor Street, Port Townsend
tel: 360-385-3961

Last Fridays  Port Townsend WA
Teen Writers
Friday, 3 - 4 p.m. writing circle and
critique group for writers 12 -
18 years old Charles Pink House
1220 Lawrence,Port Townsend
  Saturday  Saturday
2ND Saturdays SEATTLE

PoetsWest readings at Green Lake
Library 4 p.m. Lower level meeting room
of Green Lake Branch Seattle Public
Library,7364 E Greenlake Dr. N,

There are three and sometimes four
featured readers plus an open mic.  
Hosted by J Glenn Evans who has been
curating and hosting poetry readings in
Seattle for over 15 years !!!  Attend the
readings as often as you can.  Get up
and read a poem and you might wind
up being on a radio program
too !!!  It's FREE!!!
4 to 5:30 p.m. .
1st Saturdays  POULSBO
First Saturday of every month at 7 p.m.
The Poulsbohemian, 19003 Front St. NE,
Poulsbo WA 98370
Two to Three  featured poets and
an open mic. FREE
Marianna Mears,
SUNDAY  Sunday        Sunday
Every Sunday  Seattle- Ballard  

Conor Byrne Pub
5140 Ballard Avenue NW, Seattle
every Sunday, 8:00 p.m. - around 11:00 p.m.
"Open Mic w/Josiah," sign-ups @ 7:30 p.m
. * Largely a music open mic
(2 songs or about 5 to 10 minutes each;
poetry acceptable,)
Tel.: 206-784-3640
Second and fourth Sunday Open Mic at
4:00 p.m.

Hosts include David Jones, Kerry Cox and
others.Seattle Mobile Expresso,  13000
Linden Avenue North (corner of 130th and
Linden a few blocks west of 130th & Aurora
Open mic.. Hosts vary  tel: 206-420-4719
 Clarissa Silvestre (a very generous cafe
3RD SUNDAYS -- Seattle
Youth Speaks Seattle hosts open mic
(poetry and music)   at 7 p.m.
3rd Sundays at Café Allegro, 4214 University
Way (alley of 42nd and 15th
in U District  2nd Floor), Seattle. Sign up 6:30 
p.m. All ages. 
tel: 206-774-0443
MONDAY  Monday    Monday 
Every Monday  --  Belllingham

every Monday night  8pm @ The Amadeus
Project 1209 Cornwall Avenue
Bellingham, WA

Open mic and a featured poet. Sign-up
between 8-8:30. No Cover.
hosted by Robert Huston

You've heard about this very well
attended poetryreading inBellingham
right? Audiences from 20 to
nearly 100 come out to the readings
and a good time is had by all.  
It's FREE!

For more information,
or contact
Often there's a pod-cast of the evening too.

1ST & 3RD MONDAYS—Seattle/Ravenna
(North End Forum—see below)
1st Mondays & 3RD Mondays
North End Forum @ Bai Pai -- SEATTLE

Jed Myers hosts this long-running series
that begins just after 8 p.m. at the
Bai Pai lounge,2316 NE 65th St., Seattle
in the Ravenna neighborhood of Seattle.
There's no sign up, just an open invitation
to stand up and get behind the mic with a
poem or two, a song, or a short monologue.
Everyone is encourage to participate and
some nights a lot of people show up to
share, listen and be part of The Forum.
Your expected to buy a drink or some food
but there's no cover and everything is kept
loose and informal.  Drop ins...even late
ones after the 9:40 ish break are welcome too...
NOT Quite FREE.  
Contact Jed Meyers


Poetry Station  --  Auburn, WA
AKA Poetry Station or 
7-10 p.m. Started in April 2012  continues
first Mondays.... usually hosted by
Emilie Rommel Shimkus 
Featured Poets;  Open Mic; 
After reading social

The Auburn Station Bistro is located at
110 Second Street SW, Ste. 125,
one block south of West Main Street on
the east side of the Auburn Transit Center,
in the big brick building below the green
metal vine. Parking is plentiful, the event
is free and open to all.

This brand new (as of April 2nd, 2012) Series
is Presented by Northwest
Renaissance Poets, Performers &
Publishers, in collaboration with
Auburn Striped Water Poets,
with generous support
from the Auburn Arts Commission.
Admission is free.

TUESDAY    Tuesday      Tuesday

Every Tuesday -- Auburn
7 p.m. Auburn City Hall

Every Tuesday (except a couple Holidays) 
The Striped Water Poets of Auburn continue
the Living Room critique circle offering
a mostly gentle, helpful writer’s critique.
The group meets every Tuesday from
7 to 9 p.m.Bring several copies of your
poem to pass out to people (8 to 10
copies usually adequate—and if not
people can share) to workshop and/or
actively participate.

Striped Water Poets meet in the
Conference Room 2 upstairs at
Auburn City Hall, 25 W Main St.
in Auburn..
After 7:30 won't be able to
get in; the doors to City Hall doors are
locked at that time.It's free but donations
are welcome. Contact Gerald McBreen
253.735.1751 or 
Every Tuesday
SEATTLE SLAM at 8:30 at ReBAR --
SEATTLE 1114 Howell St.  Seattle WA 
(206-233-9873)  21 + with I.D. 


sEATTLE Slam offers competitive performance
poetry with music, open mic and a featured poet
. At least six open mic poets each
week compete (if too many sign up, they do a
lottery.)You can sometimes read out of competition
Sign-up between 8-8:30.
Cover charge $5.
21+ with ID required at the door. For more
information, check website at or contact
2nd & 4th Tuesdays -- SEATTLE-- Queen Anne

Every second and fourth Tuesday 

Caffe Zingaro 
127 Mercer St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Caffe Zingaro is across the street from
Metropolitan Market, free 2 hour parking
at the Market. Our new time is 6:30-8 p.m.
Metropolitan Market (in the Cafe)

(Free underground parking
accessed from Warren Avenue)

It’s an all open mic reading  Warm friendly
reading atmosphere.It’s hosted
by Margaret Roncone and Lainne Dexter.


Third Tuesday Poets and Writers @ 7:00 P.M. 
@ Seattle Mobile Espresso,13000 Linden Ave
N #106 (Bitter Lake neighborhood),Seattle  
Hosted by Dobbie Norris.  

FEATURED POETS and Writers  This is a place to
come and listen to poets, (and sometimes
essayists, journalists and novelists too). It is NOT an
open mic
.  Excellent poets share their work with you.
Dobbie’s Poets and Writers series remains one of
the best series in town.  (often having SRO
audiences) . It is FREE  but try to buy a beverage or
more from SME.
Contact dobbie through his Facebook
page or SME.
 WEDNESDAY:  Wednesday    Wednesday

1ST  Wednesdays    DUVALL 

MATCH Coffee & Wine Bar (all ages okay)
15705 Main Street NE • Duvall, WA 98019
6:30 P.M. • Open mic sign-ups begin at 6 p.m.
Featured reader at 7 p.m.; open mic before
& after . Attendees encouraged to purchase
a drink, snack, or dinner at Match
Readings brought to you by the Duvall Poetry
Group and the Duvall Cultural Commission


1st Wednesdays -  SEATTLE

Open Mic Night is back at The Vera Project
Every 1st Wednesday starting August 3, 2011 
The Vera Project is located on the Seattle Center
Campus, corner of Republican and Warren,
Seattle. Sign Ups at 6:30 PM &
Open Mic 7- 10 PM.
All-ages. Equipment: PA system.
2nd Wednesdays   KIRKLAND
Park Place Books  7 p.m.

Second Wednesdays at Park Place Books  @
7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
(except July  & August)
PEN & Take a Poem From Your Heart
Park Place Books, Kirkland

348 Parkplace Center, Park Place Books,
Kirkland WA

Two features and open mic at this large new and
used independent book store that has managed
to stay in business ..barely the last few years. 
Attend the free reading; support the store with
a purchase if you can.

Contact Chris Jarmick
(No reading in July and August)


The Breadline

3rd Wednesdays
Vermillion Gallery
1508 11th Ave
(between Pike & Pine)
Seattle, WA 98122

The Breadline is a free multi-media,
multi-arts performance series based
in Seattle featuring artists, poetry, 
prose-writer, music Following the
features there is an open mic.
Typically the event is on the
third Wednesday of each month, and
goes from 7-10pm.


OLYMPIA   at 6:30 p.m. * *
Fitting that OPN has become a long running
tradition at Traditions Fair Trade Cafe every
3rd Wednesday of the month .  Open mic and
Featured poets.
Located at: 5th and Water St., Olympia WA 
A very active poetry scene happens in Olympia
and this is a good place to be. 
Contact Juniper White
or go to

C & P Coffee  5612 California Avenue SW, Seattle
7 p.m. 2 featured readers  plus open mic 
"Poetry Bridge" reading series  Leopoldo Seguel,   
Tel: 206-933-3125
Every Thursday  --EVERETT
*update *AT THE NEW ZIPPY  * update

Everett Poetry NIght has MOVED (from 3231
Creatives  to the NEW CAFE ZIPPY!!! 2811
Wetmore Ave, Everett, the new Cafe Zippy.
Same day and time.Thursdays at 6:30 pm.

Open mic and featured reader with humble
host Garrett R.  Good long running North End
Poetry venue with generous open mic. 1 Feature
Poet (usually).  FREE but support Cafe Zippy
and buy a beverage or more.  
Every Thursday-- SEATTLE
MUSIC, prose and Poetry open mic  Every
Thursday AT  Bluebird Homemade Ice Cream &
Tea Room
Thursday, 7:30 - 11 p.m.
1205 East Pike Street, Seattle  tel: 206-588-
1079 Chase Evans, host
at  the Ballard Public Library, 5614 22nd Ave.
NW, Seattle.Second Thursday of every month
from  6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Esther Helfgott's Long running series that features
readers and a 10 to 15 minute teaching mini-lecture
usually featuring helpful tips and suggestions for
writers from teachers/writers  PLUS an open mic 
AND it's FREE !!!!   NOTE: book sales
not allowed at reading on site 
co-Curated by:
Peggy Sturdivant
Katie Tynan
2nd  Thursdays  BELLEVUE

Haiku Northwest (usually 2ND Thursdays) at the
Bellevue Regional Library Now meeting most 2nd
Thursdays of the month from 7 to 9 p.m. but
sometimes the location changes (call or email to
confirm date and location). Read and discuss
your haiku and related poetry (senryu, tanka,
haibun) in a friendly workshop environment. Haiku
Northwest has been around for 22 years. Everyone
welcome! FREE.
Bellevue Regional Library 1111 110th Avenue NE
Bellevue, WA More information:Tanya McDonald
The website is:
2ND  Thursday,  SEATTLE
Wild Rose Tavern  1021 East Pike Street, Seattle
Seattle Spit: Queer Spoken Word," w/open mic  8 P.M.
Tel: 206-324-9210
2nd Thursday  SEATTLE  

YOUTH SPEAKS Monthly Slam  
 8 p.m. (7:30 sign ups)
Electric Tea Garden 1402 East Pike Street, Seattle
not free   tel: 206-568-3972

2nd  &  4th  Thurdays  ARLINGTON, WA
fogdog gallery  7 p.m.
fogdog poetry every second & fourth
Thursday of the month!   
One or Two Feature Readers
plus Open Mic
7pm -9pm
Arlington, WA
fogdog gallery
233 North Olympic Ave.
Arlington, WA.

2nd Thursday  in VANCOUVER , WASHINGTON  --
every second Thursday

6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B
(St. James & Minnehaha)
Vancouver, WA
CHRISTOPHER LUNA continues to curate and host
Open mic Poetry every second Thursday at
7:00 p.m 

3RD Thursdays  @ SoulFood Books  from 7:00 to
9:00 p.m. SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way,
Redmond FREE

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.
Readers are shown on streaming internet for later
enjoyment/consumption. Curated and hosted by
Michael Dylan Welch and (NEW)Tanya McDonald
M D W (
the website is here:  

FREE but buy a beverage or more.
3rd Thursdays SEATTLE 
NW African American Museum, 2300 S Massachusetts,
Seattle Third Thursday Smokin' Spoken Wurd with
open mic hosted by Miz Floes and the Carmel Latte
Duo.  $5 ADMISSION  includes refreshments.
tel: 206-518-5237  Miz Floes,
3rd Thursdays  VASHON  ISLAND
 Poetry Open Mic   3rd Thursday, 7 - 9 p.m.
Cafe Luna
9924 SW Bank Road, Vashon Island  206-463-0777
Devon Atkins, host; restaurant,

Most  3rd THURSDAYS  Seattle--Ballard

Now THAT'S Variety! @
Egan's Jam House
address: 1707 NW Market St.
Ballard, WA   zip 98107
Phone Number (206) 789-1621(reservations
for limited table seating are advised.)
7 p.m. to 8:30p.m.

Poetry/Music/Comedy & Burlesque Variety Show
No open mic.  Invited performers co-hosted by
Larry Crist
  Regular Performers usually include:
Susan Harper, Larry Crist,
Mike Murdock, Hugh
Sutton, Kylie Coyote
Over 21
Free (donate what you can...and buy a drink/food)

More Readings
Courtesy of PoetsWest

Listings in this section
courtesy of PoetsWest

Thanks PoetsWest

Remember to listen to the PoetsWest on
the Road Home program now airing live
every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. (PT)
on  KSER 90.7 FM from Everett WA 
The broadcast is available via streaming
by going to
and following the Listen Live links.


Wednesday, August 15 at 6:00 p.m.
Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th Street, Mukilteo WA

Open mic Contact or 425.423.0450.

Wednesday, August 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Traditions Café and World Folk Art, 300 - 5th Avenue SW, Olympia

Olympia Poetry Network features all open mic. Contact Willow Wicklund

Wednesday, August 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 Marjorie Rommel. Open mic. Hosted by Clark Crouch and Virginia Cook. Emceed by Terry Busch. Contact

Thursday, August 16 at 12 noon
City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave (between Cherry & James), Seattle

Seattle Presents Kris Orlowski, guitar, rock pop, and folk. Free event. More information at or by calling 206.684.7171.

Thursday, August 16 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 following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, August 16 at 7 p.m.
SoulFood Books, 15748 Redmond Way, Redmond WA

Features John Burgess and Sergey Feldman. Open mic. Contact

Friday, August 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Bookworm Exchange, 4860 Rainier Ave S, Seattle

PEN and Take a Poem from Your Heart features Thomas Hubbard and Elizabeth Myhr. Open mic. Free. Host/MC Christopher J. Jarmick. Contact

Saturday August 18 from 11am to 6pm
Red Cup Cafe and Courtyard, 619 4th Street, Mukilteo WA

Bluegrass and Folk Festival.Contact or 425.423.0450.

Saturday, August 18 at 4:00pm
Village Books, 1200 11th St., Bellingham WA

Readings in poetry and prose from Clover, A Literary Rag, published by Norman L. Green and editor Mary Elizabeth Gillilan. Contact

Saturday, August 18 at 7 p.m.
Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, (Nye Beach area), Newport OR

Writers on the Edge features Steven Sander and Leanne Grabel. General admission $6; Students free. Open mic. Contact Dorothy Mack or 541.765.2383.

Saturday, August 18 and Sunday, August 19
Little Red Schoolhouse in Mazama WA

The Mazama Festival of Books makes its debut this summer in Mazama, Washington, in the Methow Valley. Participating authors include Ryan Boudinot, Erik Brooks, Kathleen Flenniken, Katherine Lanpher, Jim Lynch, Colleen Mondor, Danbert Nobacon, Blake Nelson, Pauls Toutonghi, & Lidia Yuknavitch. Open to the public. More info at or contact or call 509.997.4004.

Monday, August 20 at 7 p.m.
Three Friends Coffeehouse, 201 SE 12th Ave., Portland, OR

Caffeinated Art Series features Jill Greenseth, Andrea Hope and Brenna Twohy. Contact

Monday, August 20 beginning around 8 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

Tuesday, August 21 at 7 p.m.
In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth, Portland, OR

Features Scot Siegel and Allan Peterson. Open mic. Contact 503-232-6003 or

Tuesday, August 21 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

Wednesday, August 22 at 6:00 p.m.
Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th Street, Mukilteo WA

Open mic Contact or 425.423.0450.

Wednesday, August 22 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

Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m.
Northwest Branch Multnomah County Library, NW 23rd & NW Thurman, Portland

Verse in Person features: Jack Devine, Laura Houlberg and Laura Winter. Free event. Contact

Thursday, August 23 at 12 noon
City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave (between Cherry & James), Seattle

Seattle Presents Jon Solo, Indie rock and funk jams. Free event. More information at or by calling 206.684.7171.

Thursday, August 23 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 following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, August 23 from 6 to 8 p.m.
The Filipino Community of Seattle, Inc., 5740 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, Seattle

Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts in a reading by Filipino and Native American Poets & Writers. Writers include Lisa Castillano, Carlos Chino, poet Cindy Stewart-Rinier, author Marivi Soliven Blanco. Free event. Contact Robert Francis Flor, PhD or 206.696-1114.

Thursday, August 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Central Oregon Community College-Redmond Campus, 2030 SE College Loop, Building 3, Redmond, OR

Readers Showcase features Cameron Prow reading her short story "Free Enterprise". Contact or 541.388.4495.

Thursday, August 23 at 7 pm
Fogdog gallery, 233 N Olympic Ave., across from City Hall, Arlington WA

Features TBA. Open mic. Contact Claire Cundiff 505.660.6825 or

Friday, August 24 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. Note: Date change to avoid Labor Day weekend.
Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, 16600 NE 80th St., Redmond, WA

Monthly reading series features Jack Straw writers Gabriela Denise Frank, Stacey Bennetts, and Nicholas Wong. Come early to sign up for open mic. Free event. More info at or contact

Saturday, August 25 at 6 pm
Niche Wine and Art Bar, 1013 Main Street, Vancouver, WA

Raul Sanchez reads from his inaugural collection All Our Brown-Skinned Angels. Contact

Saturday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Elliott Bay Book Company, 1521 Tenth Ave. between Pike & Pine Sts. on Capitol Hill, Seattle

Allan Peterson and Michael Spence read from their newest collections, Fragile Acts
Crush Depth. Contact 206.624.6600.

Tuesday, August 28 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

Tuesday, August 28 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

Wednesday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m.
Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th Street, Mukilteo WA

Open mic Contact or 425.423.0450.

Thursday, August 30 at 12 noon
City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Ave (between Cherry & James), Seattle

Seattle Presents Kasey Anderson with special guest, Star Anna. Free event. More information at or by calling 206.684.7171.

Thursday, August 30 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 following the Listen Live links.

Thursday, August 30 at 6 p.m.
The Nature of Words, 224 NW Oregon Ave., Bend, OR

Essayist and author Kim Cooper reads from her newest book, Chance of Sun: An Oregon Memoir. Free event. More info at, email or call 541.330.4381.

Saturday, September 1 at 7 p.m.
Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, 19003 Front St., Poulsbo WA

Features Kelli Agodon, Gary Anderson and Kathryn MacDonald. Open mic. Contact Nancy Rekow at 206.842.6908.

Monday, September 3 beginning around 8 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

Tuesday, September 4 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

Wednesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m.
Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th Street, Mukilteo WA

Open mic Contact or 425.423.0450.

Wednesday, September 5: Sign-up at 6:30 p.m. & Open mic 7- 10 p.m.
Vera Project, on Seattle Center Campus, corner of Republican and Warren, Seattle

Open mic night. All-ages. Contact

Thursday, September 6 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 following the Listen Live links.

Saturday, September 8 at 4:00 p.m.
Green Lake Branch Seattle Public Library, 7364 E Greenlake Dr. N, Seattle

Reader’s Choice features Lynda Hunter, Stephen Maurer. One more TBA. Open mic. Contact J. Glenn Evans 206.682.1268 or send us an e-mail.

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