Events by Day

Find Western Washington poetry events by day of the month. Click the location link to find details about each event listing (some links lead to our page for critique groups). This content is optimized for viewing on computers and some tablets, not smartphones.

First days of the month

First Sundays

Everett 5:30–8:00 p.m. Ghost Mic: Poetry in the Park (June through August; weather dependent)


First Mondays

Everett 5:00–8:00 p.m. Everett Poetry Night

 

First Tuesdays

Bellingham 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon Village Books Writes — Morning Poetry Group

Vancouver 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. The Work Tuesdays (on Zoom)

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. The Post-Mormon Poets Society

 

First Wednesdays

Auburn 6:308:30 p.m. Poetry at the Postmark

Bellingham 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon Village Books Writes — Writing from Prompts

Duvall 7:00–9:00 p.m. Duvall Poetry

Everett 7:00–10:00 p.m. Chat Rooms Open Mic

Kingston 7:00–9:00 p.m. Wednesday Open Mic with Friends

Lake Forest Park 7:00–9:00 p.m. Start Liners Writers Group

Seattle 6:45–9:00 p.m. Couth Buzzard Community Open Mic

Seattle 7:00–11:00 p.m. Tim’s Tavern All Star Alternative to Open Mic

Seattle 8:00–11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night (Hopvine Pub)

Snoqualmie 7:00–10:00 p.m. Black Dog Open Mic

 

First Thursdays

Bellingham Starts at 5:30 p.m. Village Books Writes — Evening Poetry Group

Seattle 6:30–9:00 p.m. Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Vashon Island 6:00–8:00 p.m. Vashon Poets

 

First Fridays

Bellevue 7:00–10:00 p.m. Downtown Bellevue Poetry Reading

Everett 6:00–9:00 p.m. First Friday Open Mic — Poetry and Singer/Songwriter Night

Seattle 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open Mic Poetry Night at Miller Community Center

Seattle 6:30–9:30 p.m. Open Mic Night at Innervisions Posters

 

First Saturdays

Bellingham Starts at 4:00 p.m. Red Wheelbarrow Writers: Writers’ Happy Hour

Kirkland 4:24–8:10 p.m. Poetry Is Everything (PIE) Reading and Open Mic
(writing workshop starts at 4:24 p.m., reading and open mic at 6:14 p.m.)

Second days of the month

Second Sundays

Everett 5:30–8:00 p.m. Ghost Mic: Poetry in the Park (June through August; weather dependent)

Seattle 2:00–4:00 p.m. African-American Writers Alliance: AAWA Writers Read (Hybrid) (does not meet May and August)

Woodinville 4:00–6:00 p.m. WUUC Poetry Group (check for Zoom or hybrid location)


Second Mondays

Everett 5:00–8:00 p.m. Everett Poetry Night

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Easy Speak Seattle

Vancouver 6:008:30 p.m. The Work (on Zoom)

 

Second Tuesdays

Bellingham 6:00–7:50 p.m. Chuckanut Sandstone Writers Theater Poetry Open Mic (live and on Zoom)

Bremerton   7:00–8:30 p.m. Poetry Open Mic Night

Redmond 6:30–9:00 p.m. RASP Poetry and Prose Circle (on Zoom)

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Seattle Poetry Meetup Group (on Zoom)

Vancouver 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. The Work Tuesdays (on Zoom)


Second Wednesdays

Everett 7:00–10:00 p.m. Chat Rooms Open Mic

Kingston 7:00–9:00 p.m. Wednesday Open Mic with Friends

Lake Forest Park 7:00–9:00 p.m. Start Liners Writers Group

Port Townsend 7:00–8:30 p.m. Poetry on the Salish Sea (at this time only in February)

Seattle 6:45–9:00 p.m. Couth Buzzard Community Open Mic

Seattle 7:00–11:00 p.m. Tim’s Tavern All Star Alternative to Open Mic

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Poetrybridge Association of West Seattle (does not meet in summer)

Seattle 8:00–11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night (Hopvine Pub)

Snoqualmie 7:00–10:00 p.m. Black Dog Open Mic

 

Second Thursdays

Bellevue 7:00–9:00 p.m. Haiku Northwest Monthly Meeting (except on months with a quarterly meeting)

La Conner 5:00–7:00 p.m. Words & Wine Poetry Open Mic Night

Seattle 6:00–7:45 p.m. It’s About Time Writers Reading Series

Seattle 7:00–8:00 p.m. African-American Writers Alliance: AAWA Open Mic — Third Place Books Seward Park
(does not meet in December)

Vancouver 7:00–9:00 p.m. Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic


Second Fridays

Renton 6:00–8:00 p.m. Poetry Night (at Boon Boona Coffee)

 

Second Saturdays

Bellevue 1:00–4:00 p.m. Haiku Northwest Quarterly Meeting (every third month; times and locations vary)

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Unpoetry

Seattle 7:30–11:30 p.m. Open Mic Night at Inside

Vancouver 2:005:00 p.m. The Work — In Person

Third days of the month

Third Sundays

Everett 5:30–8:00 p.m. Ghost Mic: Poetry in the Park (June through August; weather dependent)


Third Mondays

Everett 5:00–8:00 p.m. Everett Poetry Night

Tacoma 7:00–9:00 p.m. Creative Colloquy (does not meet in summer)


Third Tuesdays

Bellingham 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon Village Books Writes — Morning Poetry Group

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Seattle Poetry Meetup Group

Seattle 6:00–9:00 p.m. Works in Progress (in person)

Vancouver 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. The Work Tuesdays (on Zoom)

 

Third Wednesdays

Bellingham 10:30 a.m.–12:00 noon Village Books Writes — Writing from Prompts

Bellingham 7:00–9:00+ p.m. Creekside Open Mic

Kingston 7:00–9:00 p.m. Wednesday Open Mic with Friends

Lake Forest Park 7:00–9:00 p.m. Start Liners Writers Group

Olympia 6:00–7:30 p.m. Olympia Poetry Network

Port Townsend 7:00–8:30 p.m. Poetry on the Salish Sea (at this time only in December)

Seattle 10:00–11:00 a.m. African-American Writers Alliance: AAWA at SouthEast Seattle Senior Center

Seattle 6:45–9:00 p.m. Couth Buzzard Community Open Mic

Seattle 6:30–7:45 p.m. Poetry Potluck

Seattle 7:00–11:00 p.m. Tim’s Tavern All Star Alternative to Open Mic

Seattle 8:00–11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night (Hopvine Pub)

Snoqualmie 7:00–10:00 p.m. Black Dog Open Mic


Third Thursdays

Bainbridge Island 7:00–8:30 p.m. Bainbridge Island Reading and Open Mic Series

Bellingham Starts at 5:30 p.m. Village Books Writes — Evening Poetry Group

Bellingham 6:30–10:00 p.m. Pacific Corner Poets Open Mic

Port Townsend 7:00–8:30 p.m. Readings at the MeetingHouse (January, March, May, and November)

Redmond 6:00–8:00 p.m. SoulFood Poetry Night

Seattle 6:30–9:00 p.m. Spoken Word Open Mic Night

 

Third Fridays

Bremerton 6:30–8:00 p.m. Third Friday Writers & Readers

Sequim 6:00–7:30 p.m. Olympic Peninsula Authors (OPA) Open Mic

 

Third Saturdays

Bothell 7:00–9:00 p.m. Tsuga Poetry Group

Seattle 5:00–7:00 p.m. Open Mic at Bulldog (live-streamed)

Fourth days of the month

(note the difference between the fourth and last days of the month, which may be the same in some months but not in others)

Fourth Sundays

Everett 5:30–8:00 p.m. Ghost Mic: Poetry in the Park (June through August; weather dependent)

 

Fourth Mondays

Everett 5:00–8:00 p.m. Everett Poetry Night

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Easy Speak Seattle

Vancouver 6:008:30 p.m. The Work (on Zoom)

 

Fourth Tuesdays

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Castalia Reading Series (November; January–May)

Vancouver 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. The Work Tuesdays (on Zoom)

 

Fourth Wednesdays

Camas 6:00–7:45 p.m. Poetry Street PNW

Everett 7:00–10:00 p.m. Chat Rooms Open Mic

Kingston 7:00–9:00 p.m. Wednesday Open Mic with Friends

Lake Forest Park 7:00–9:00 p.m. Start Liners Writers Group

Seattle 6:45–9:00 p.m. Couth Buzzard Community Open Mic

Seattle 7:00–11:00 p.m. Tim’s Tavern All Star Alternative to Open Mic

Seattle 8:00–11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night (Hopvine Pub)

Snoqualmie 7:00–10:00 p.m. Black Dog Open Mic

 

Fourth Thursdays

Cathlamet 5:30–7:30 p.m. Cathlamet Writers Open Mic (quarterly, in January, April, July, and October)

 

Fourth Fridays

None

 

Fourth Saturdays

Vancouver 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. The Work — In Person

Last days of the month

(note the difference between the fourth and last days of the month, which may be the same in some months but not in others)

Last Sundays

Everett 5:30–8:00 p.m. Ghost Mic: Poetry in the Park (June through August; weather dependent)

Port Townsend 3:00–4:30 p.m. Poetry on the Salish Sea (meets June–September)


Last Mondays

Everett 5:00–8:00 p.m. Everett Poetry Night

Bellingham 6:00–8:00 p.m. Open Mic Night with Sean Dwyer (in person and virtual)


Last Tuesdays

Vancouver 10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. The Work Tuesdays (on Zoom)


Last Wednesdays

Everett 7:00–10:00 p.m. Chat Rooms Open Mic

Kingston 7:00–9:00 p.m. Open Mic with Friends

Lake Forest Park 7:00–9:00 p.m. Start Liners Writers Group

Seattle 6:45–9:00 p.m. Couth Buzzard Community Open Mic

Seattle 7:00–11:00 p.m. Tim’s Tavern All Star Alternative to Open Mic

Seattle 7:00–9:00 p.m. Seattle Poetry Meetup Group

Seattle 7:00–10:00 p.m. Speak Out Seattle

Seattle 8:00–11:00 p.m. Open Mic Night (Hopvine Pub)

Snoqualmie 7:00–10:00 p.m. Black Dog Open Mic


Last Thursdays

Seattle 8:00–10:00 p.m. Unpoetry


Last Fridays

Redmond 6:00–8:00 p.m. Redmond Association of Spokenword (RASP) (sometimes a different Friday in November)

Seattle 6:00–8:00 p.m. Blue Cone Studios: Monthly Writing Circle

Seattle 7:00–10:00 p.m. Poetry & Sip: A Poetry Open Mic

 

Last Saturdays

Anacortes 7:00–9:00 p.m. Madrona Series Poetry Readings at Pelican Bay Books (held September–May)

Other listings

On various Wednesdays

Sultan 6:308:00 p.m. Open Mic at Kiss the Sky


Alternating Thursdays

Seattle 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. Poetry in the Park (meets April–September; weather dependent)


One Sunday every two months

Renton 3:00–4:30 p.m. Favorite Poems Read Aloud (February, April, June, August, October, and December)


Various days

Seattle Varies Margin Shift: Friends in Poetry (meets quarterly and on an ad hoc basis)