Sacramento Area


Sacramento Poetry Center – Mondays 7:30pm – HQ for the Arts at 1719 25th St (at R St), Sacramento,


Our House Poetry Series 3rd Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm 1004 White Rock Road # 400, El Dorado Hills, Montano de El Dorado Center (south of Hwy 50 on Latrobe Rd) – 916-933-4278


The Upstairs Art Gallery Poetry Reading from 6-7pm 4th Wednesdays each month at, 420 Main St., Placerville, 2nd Floor. It’s an open-mike read-around, so bring your own poems.

Poetry Night at Bistro 33 in Davis 1st & 3rd Wednesdays (only Sept. thru July) at 8-10:30pm with a feature and then open mic at 226 F Street St. Davis, CA Phone 530-756-4556

Poetry at Mother Rose’s Underground Books 3rd Saturday each month 7-9 pm at 35th and Broadway (next to Starbucks). Admission $3.00. Open mic too!.

Mahogany Poetry Series – Wednesdays 9pm Queen Sheba Restaurant 1704 Broadway, Sacramento (near Tower Theatre)


Poetry Unplugged at Luna’s Cafe Thursdays, 8-10pm – 1414 16th St (between N & O), Sacramento 916-441-3931 Lots of open mic

“The Rush” w/Heather Christian & J-Unique Thursdays, 9-11pm at The Touch Of Class Restaurant, 4217 Stockton Blvd, Sac, CA, $5.00.


Our House Poetry Series 3rd Fridays, 7-9 pm … in Montano de El Dorado Center at the corner of White Rock and Latrobe Roads (south of Hwy 50 & Latrobe Rd).

The Other Voices 1st Fridays 7:30pm Unitarian Univ. Church of Davis, 27074 Patwin Rd, Davis. Host Allegra Silberstein 530-753-2581

Red Fox Poets Underground Poetry Night – 3rd Fridays 7pm – Raven’s Tale Books 352 Main St, Placerville email: 530-622-4540


Poetry at the Culture Collection 2nd Saturdays 2-4pm 6391 Riverside Blvd (west end of Florin Rd at 43 ), Sacramento 916-427-7715

“The Show” Poetry Series $5, LSB band too. Wo’se Comm. Center – 2863 35th Street, Sacramento, CA. Terry Moore, contact: 916-455-7638 Saturdays, 7-9pm. Open mic too!

Poetry at Mother Rose’s Underground Books 3rd Saturday 7-9 pm at 35th and Broadway (next to Starbucks). Admission $3.00. Open mic too!.

Citrus Heights Area Poets 2nd Saturdays at 2 p.m Barnes & Noble, Birdcage Mall, Sunrise & Greenback, Citrus Hghts in the front, left part of the store. M. Bell


Lincoln Poets Club Usually 2nd Sundays 3-5pm at the Twelve Bridges Library 485 Twelve Bridges Drive & Hwy 65 Contact Sue Clark at 916-434-9226 or e-mail at for the latest details.

Variable Days

Poetry from Escritores del Nuevo Sol. Hosted by Felicia Martinez, Open Mic follows. Sponsored by Writers of the New Sun / Escritores del Nuevo Sol Location: La Raza Galeria Posada; 1024 – 22nd St, Sacramento. $5. For info: Call Graciela, 916-456-5323. or: Schedule and location varies so check web page.

Outside of Sacramento Area


RUPO Poetry Reading, Riverside Mondays 9pm to 10:30 at Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92501, 951-784-0800, free.


Benicia Public Library Poets 1st Tuesdays 7-9pm in Library at 150 East L St, Benicia, CA ( 2nd & L), Benicia, Host Joel Fallon

Benicia Poets’ Read Around 2nd Tuesdays 7-9pm Bookshop Benicia in the Southampton Center, 856 Southampton Rd, Benicia 707-747-5155. Host Bob Shelby


Open Mic Poetry at The Sacred Grounds Coffee House Wednesdays 7:30pm 2095 Hayes St (at Cole), San Francisco,CA 415-387-3859 Host: Jehanah Wedgwood


Open Mic Poetry at Solano County Library 1st Thursdays 6:00pm 1150 Kentucky St, Fairfield, CA 707-421-6500 Poetry Coordinator: Martyst Evans

Inner Ear Poetry Jam 3rd Thursday a live open mic venue at Kern Street Coffee Co., 2134 Kern St, Fresno 559-268-3636

Fresno Poets’ Assoc. reading 1st Thursdays of Oct, Nov, Dec, Feb, Mar, & Apr 7:30pm at 2233 North 1 St., Fresno in the Bonner Aud. Fresno Art Museum $5


Poetry Venue at Bahai House 7:30-9:30pm last Saturdays at The San Francisco Bahá’í Center, 170 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA, 415-431- 9990


Open Mic Poetry at The Valona Market and Delicatessen 2nd Sundays 4:00pm 1323 Pomona St, Crockett, CA 510-787-2022 Host: David Alpaugh,

Century House Poetry Readings & Open Mic 1st Sunday even-numbered months 1:00pm 2401 Santa Rita Rd., Pleasanton, CA 925-398-8846 Hostess: Cynthia Bryant

Open Mic Poetry at Pagan’s Place 3rd Sundays 3-5 pm 125 Conifer Lane Walnut Creek, CA 94598 925-939-2492 For directions or map Debralee Pagan

Poets Corner Presents 2nd Sundays 7pm Feature & Open Mic Barnes & Noble, Weberstown Mall, 4950 Pacific Ave. (at E.March Ln), Stockton 209-472-1885

Thanks to Jim Nolt for compiling this list

Last updated August 12, 2008