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Groups in Person

General:

 
Upcoming regular open mic dates are listed here:
http://vallejopoetrysociety.org/open-mics-in-solano-county-in-2024
 
Fairfield:
https://www.fairfield.ca.gov/government/poet-laureate?locale=en
 
Benicia:
https://www.benicialiteraryarts.org

 

Sundays

New every second Sunday!

 

 

 

 

Mondays

Chris' Club Poetry Speakeasy

Every other Monday

656 Benicia Rd, Vallejo

must be 21 (Bar)

7 pM

 

Shut Up & Write!

Every other Monday starting June 10

6:30 to 8:30

Dona Benicia Room

Benicia Public Library

150 East "L" Street.

Benicia, CA

 

 

TUESDAYS

Second Tuesday Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

I Need a Mic Writer's Workshop

Every other Tuesday, 11 AM

JFK Library,

505 Santa Clara St

Vallejo

Bring whatever you use to write and come join us! (See flyer on Special Events page)

 

First Tuesday Poetry GroupSnd
FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
6:15 pm – 8 pm sharp

Benicia Public Library
151 East L Street
BENICIA
contact: Katrina Monroe

Open Mic with podium - multiple rounds
-The Benicia group puts out a beautiful anthology every few years.

 

Poets Society

 

FOURTH TUESDAY EACH MONTH

7 pm to 9 pm
meeting at the home of
Jan Hersh: 643 Contada Circle

Danville  peer critique group:

please bring 10-12 copies of poems for feedback
Contact: Bob Eastwood
boble38@sbcglobal.net

 

 

WEDNESDAYS:

Napa Valley Writers

Second Wednesdays 7 to 9 pm

Unitarian Universalist Church, 1625 Salvador Avenue, Napa

 

Poetry by the Bay

every FOURTH WEDNESDAY

7pm - 9:00 pm

MIRA THEATER

51 Daniels Avenue

Vallejo, CA

 

THURSDAYS:

 

 

Whistle Stop Writers Open Mic
Third Thursday each month:
moving back to

Swirl in Blacksmith Square,

21 S. Livermore Ave
Livermore - 7 pm

 

arrive early to order food and drinks and socialize!

Host: Peggy Schimmelman

plivermore@gmail.com

 

 

OZCAT Poetry at 89.5 FM  (hybrid)
Fourth Thursday, meet 10:00 AM
1026 Georgia St, Vallejo, arrive by 10:00 am.
Door at bottom right of home.
email to: skipperwicky@gmail.com.

Host: Tom Stanton

 

Fridays:

 

Benicia Writer’s Salon (hybrid)
First & Third Friday each Month
2-4pm/

Edna Clyne Room/Benicia Public Library

Bring a piece of writing to share and receive positive feedback.

Poetry or very short prose (600 words max)
Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/95750050409
We also spend 20 minutes writing to a prompt. Everyone is welcome!

 

Not Just Poetry

On the fourth Friday of every month, from 6-8pm,

American Canyon Arts Foundation

hosts an open mic. Music, spoken word, stand-up, or other
performance art, all at

Art Space at

300 Napa Junction Road in

American Canyon
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SATURDAYS:

Poetry in Notion - Cancelled! Try Teahouse Open Mic at Inegrity Space instead 2nd Sundays...

second Saturdays

 

Carnegie Poetry on Saturday Series
2:00 p.m.

(Live and Free)

 



Please join us  at Carnegie Arts Center in Turlock, CA  from 2:00-3:00 p.m. for a poetry reading , with Open Mic Time following the featured poets. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided. 

 
 
Bay Area Poets Coalition 
First Saturday of the month in person, 2-4 pm
Strawberry Creek Lodge
1320 Addison St, Berkeley
between Acton & Bonar Street
Park on street, NOT in the lot!
3-5 minutes per reader
hosted by David Erdreich or Dion Maskaleris (back-up as needed)
Second Saturday is on Zoom
1 to 2:30 pm
25 open mic slots (3-4 min)

 email bapc.poetalk@gmail.com to sign up for open

Listeners welcome
Zoom link emailed a week before
Host: John Rowe

rowepoet@yahoo.com

Queen Bean Poetry Night
FIRST SATURDAY EACH MONTH
5:30  to 7:30 pm
Queen Bean Coffee House!
 1126 - 14th St Modesto, CA
209-521-8000
host: Melchor Sahagun III

https://www.facebook.com/queenbeancoffeehouse