new at Village Books

February 11, 2020

You may be aware that Village Books in Bellingham hosts an open mic at 7:00pm on the last Monday of the month. Starting on Monday, February 24, 2020, Village Books will augment the open mic program with a Spanish-language open mic starting at 6:00pm. Writers are welcome to share Spanish-language fiction, essays, and poetry. Sign up at the main counter on the first floor or call (360) 671-2626.

On the second Thursday of every month, Angst Gallery in Vancouver, Washington, opens its doors to poetry. Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Lumbrazo Luna of Printed Matter Vancouver, Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic offers an evening of featured readers, open mic, plus food and libations provided by Niche Wine Bar.

On Thursday, January 9, 2020, Luther Allen and J.I. (Judy) Kleinberg will share the Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic feature spot. Open mic signups: 6:30-7:00pm.

On the gallery walls: Ninth Annual Celebration of the Male Form.

Lots to enjoy. Hope to see you there.

are you listening?

November 6, 2019

In case it has escaped your notice, Rattle now has a weekly livestreaming poetry reading and podcast: Rattlecast. Each podcast (Tuesday nights at 9:00pm EDT / 6:00pm PDT) includes a featured poet in conversation with Rattle editor Timothy Green as well as an “open mic” of recorded poems submitted by listeners. Sixteen episodes have been recorded to date. Browse or subscribe on YouTube.

Boo!

October 30, 2019

Get your Halloween started at Open Books with a spirited lunchtime open mic featuring haunting words from Poe to Plath to Notley, plus your favorites, or find something to share from the shelves of Open Books. Local poets Samar Abulhassan and Sierra Nelson get things started. Costumes optional.

Thursday, October 31, 2019, Noon-1:30pm.

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image: Tom Hundley

new spoken word venue

October 7, 2019

Duck Lake Books, which publishes books, chapbooks, and a quarterly journal, has announced a new spoken-word gathering: The Lighthouse Poetry Society of Ocean Shores. The open mic event will happen the second Saturday of each month, beginning October 12, 2019, at The Lighthouse in Ocean Shores, Washington.

been to Everett lately?

August 21, 2019

If it’s been a while since you visited Everett, Washington, you might want to check out the lineup at Everett Poetry Night. There’s poetry on tap every Thursday — featured poet plus open mic — at Café Zippy. See link above or find more Everett Poetry Night on Facebook.

On Thursday, March 27, 2019, the Vashon Bookshop will host an evening of poetry on the subject of Poetry and Democracy, in keeping with national programming presented by the Poetry Coalition. The reading begins at 6:00pm with a number of featured poets, followed by an open mic.

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