Poetry for Southern California

 

Calendar


 

List of SoCal Readings

The Poetix Calendar lists all of the regularly occurring poetry events (weekly, biweekly and monthly) in Southern California. This list makes it easy to find a poetry reading in your vicinity. We also list (at the end) other venues that hold poetry events but do not have a regular schedule.

We need help from SoCal poets and hosts to keep the listings complete and accurate. If you run or know of a reading that is not on our list, please let us know. Also, if our information on the readings already listed is incomplete or inaccurate, please contact us so we can correct it. You can send your input to the email address given below..

-- The Poetix Editors


If you know of or host a regular reading in Southern California that is not listed below, please send information about the reading to calendar@poetix.net.

To get the address of the venue, please click Venues and a new window will pop up for your ease of use.

SUNDAY READINGS

1st Sunday

  • Featured & Open 3 pm Steynberg Gallery San Luis Obisipo (SLO)
  • Great Beyond Open - Open 5 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Open 5 pm Sunday Jump - Kapistahan Grill Filipino Town (LA)
  • Poet's Tree Open 5 pm Hostel International San Diego (SD)
  • Featured & Open 6 pm LA Word Salon Los Angeles (LA)
  • Speakeasy Sunday - Open 8 pm Catcher in the Rye Toluca Lake (LA)
  • Elevated! - Featured & Open 8 pm Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center (SD)

2nd Sunday

  • Haiku San Diego 11 am Java Joe's San Diego (SD)
  • Uptown Word Featured & Open 1 pm North Long Beach Neighborhood Library Long Beach (LA)
  • Open 3 pm Open Door Books Pacific Beach (SD)
  • Rattle - Featured & Open 5 pm Flintridge Bookstore La Canada Flintridge (LA)
  • Featured & Open 5 pm Studio Theater Los Angeles (LA)
  • Library Girl - Featured 7 pm Ruskin Theater Santa Monica (LA) $10
  • Soapbox Poets - Featured & Open 2 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)

3rd Sunday

  • Open 2 pm Java Joe's San Diego (SD)
  • Moonday - Featured & Open 5 pm Flintridge Bookstore La Canada Flintridge (LA)
  • Featured & Open 6 pm LA Word Salon Los Angeles (LA)
  • Corners of the Mouth Featured & Open 7 pm Linnaea's San Luis Obispo (SLO)
  • Speakeasy Sunday - Open 8 pm Catcher in the Rye Toluca Lake (LA)
  • Lamplight Reading - Featured & Open 8:30 pm White Harte Pub Woodland Hills (LA)
  • Elevated! - Featured & Open 8 pm Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center (SD)

4th Sunday

  • Nebraska Girl Reading -Featured & Open 2 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Chinatown Firecrackers - Featured 2 pm A.G. Geiger Bookstore Chinatown (LA)
  • Featured 2 pm Claremont Library Claremont (LA)
  • Village Poets of Sunland Tujunga Featured & Open 4:30 pm Bolton Hall Museum Tujunga (LA) $3
  • La Poesia Festival -Featured & Bilingual Open 5 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Featured & Open 8:30 pm White Harte Pub Woodland Hills (LA)

Last Sunday

  • La Palabra - Featured & Open 2 pm Avenue 50 Studio Highland Park (LA)
  • Open 2 pm Bob's Espresso Bar N. Hollywood (LA)
  • Featured & Open 6 pm USVAA Culver City (LA)
  • Open 9 pm Night Owl Coffeehouse Fullerton (OC)

MONDAY

1st Monday

  • Open 5 pm Tribal Cafe Los Angeles (LA)
  • Poets & Allies for Resistance! - Featured & Open 5:45 pm Sidewalk Cafe Pasadena (LA)

2nd Monday

  • Cadence Collective -Featured & Open 7 pm Fox Coffeehouse Long Beach (LA)
  • San Diego Slam 8 pm Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center (SD) $5

3rd Monday

  • Melodic Mondays - Open 7:30 pm Suede Bar & Lounge L.A. (LA)

4th Monday

  • The Instant Featured 8 pm Ham & Eggs Tavern Los Angeles (LA)

TUESDAY

  • Green Poetry Workshop 10:30 am Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Open 7 pm Red Room Encino (LA)
  • Redondo Poets -Featured & Open 8 pm Coffee Cartel Redondo Beach (LA)
  • Lyrical Exchange - Open 8 pm Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center (SD) $5
  • Da Poetry Lounge Open 9 pm Greenway Court Theater Los Angeles (LA)

2nd Tuesday

  • Between the Bars - Open 8:30 pm dba256 Gallery Wine Bar Pomona (LA)

4thTuesday

  • Laguna Woods Spoken Word Club -Featured & Open 1 pm Spruce Room Laguna Woods (OC) $2
  • Between the Bars - Open 8:30 pm dba256 Gallery Wine Bar Pomona (LA)

Last Tuesday

WEDNESDAY

  • Green Poetry Workshop 10:30 am Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Writer Wednesday - Open 6 pm Sugar & Cream Cafe N. Hollywood (LA)
  • Orange County Poetry Club - Open 7 pm 4th St. Market Santa Ana (OC)
  • Open 7 pm Fiddlers Crossing Tehachapi (K)
  • Red Poets Society - Open 7 pm Kafe Sobaka San Diego (SD) $5
  • Anansi Writers Workshop - Workshop, Featured & Open 7:30 pm World Stage Los Angeles (LA) $5
  • Workshop 8 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Two Idiots Peddling Poetry -Featured & Open 8 pm Ugly Mug Orange (OC) $3
  • Open 8 pm Urban Social House Los Angeles (LA)

1st Wednesday

  • East Side Poetry Open 7 pm Daily Brew Coffee Bar Montebello (LA)
  • Latin American Poetry Workshop 8 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)

2nd Wednesday

  • Shout -Featured & Open 7 pm Half Off Books Whittier (LA)
  • Latin American Poetry Workshop 8 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Open 8 pm Catch-Up Cafe Rancho Cucamonga (SBe)
  • Poet's Cafe 8:30 pm KPFK (Ra)

3rd Wednesday

  • East Side Poetry Open 7 pm Daily Brew Coffee Bar Montebello (LA)
  • New Alchemy Poetry -Featured & Open 7 pm Meraki Cafe San Diego (SD)

4th Wednesday

  • Latin American Poetry Workshop 8 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Open 8 pm Catch-Up Cafe Rancho Cucamonga (SBe)
  • Poet's Cafe 8:30 pm KPFK (Ra)

THURSDAY

  • Know Thy Self - Spoken Word Competition 7 pm Bamboo Lounge San Diego (SD) $7
  • Heart Print - Featured & Open 7:30 pm EP Foster Gallery Ventura (V)
  • Screenplay Workshop 8 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Freedom of Speech Artist Collective - Open 8 pm Sabor y Cultura Los Angeles (LA)
  • Creative Sessions - Open 8 pm Viento y Agua Long Beach (LA)

1st Thursday

  • Youth Open 6:30 pm Glassless Youths (SD)
  • Power of Words - Open 7 pm Manazar Gamboa Theater Long Beach (LA)
  • Featured & Open 7 pm Chevalier’s Books Larchmont Village (LA)
  • Poetry Lab Workshop 7 pm WE Labs Long Beach (LA) $3
  • Open 7 pm Border X Brewing San Diego (SD)
  • Open & Featured 8 pm Elevated - Queen Bee’s Cultural Center San Diego (SD)$5

2nd Thursday

  • Open 6:30 pm Glassless Minds (SD) $5
  • Mike & Dim Lights - Featured & Open 9 pm Pomona Art Colony Pomona (LA) $5

3rd Thursday

  • Youth Open 6:30 pm Glassless Youth (SD)
  • Featured & Open 7 pm Altadena Library Altadena (LA)
  • Poetry Matters -Featured & Open 7 pm Stay Gallery Downey (LA)
  • Poetry Lab Workshop 7 pm WE Labs Long Beach (LA) $3
  • Verbal Gardens - Open 8 pm Menlo Club Long Beach (LA) $10
  • Open & Featured 8 pm Elevated - Queen Bee’s Cultural Center San Diego (SD)$5

4th Thursday

  • Open 6:30 pm Glassless Minds (SD) $5

FRIDAY

  • Caltech Poetry Club - Open 4:30 pm Red Door Cafe Pasadena (LA)
  • Beats & Rhymes - Workshop 5:30 pm Eco-Logical Art Gallery Los Angeles (LA)
  • Soapbox Sessions - Featured & Open 7 pm Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Encino (LA)
  • Open 7 pm Wahfles Cafe La Verne (LA) Best Poetry Hour - 7:30 pm Art Share Los Angeles (LA) $5
  • Open 8 pm Tia Chucha's Centro Cultural Sylmar (LA)
  • Open 9 pm Urban Social House Los Angeles (LA)

1st Friday

  • Open 6 pm Dagny's Coffee Bakersfield (K)
  • Inside the Lightbulb - Featured & Open 7 pm Half Off Books Whittier (LA)
  • Flypoet Showcase - Featured 8 pm Savoy Entertainment Center Inglewood (LA) $15 Featured & Open 8:30 pm Rapp Saloon Santa Monica (LA)

2nd Friday

  • How I Made It - Featured & Open 6 pm MADE by Millworks Long Beach (LA)
  • Gelato Poetry Series - Featured & Open 7 pm Korky's Ice Cream & Coffee San Diego (SD)
  • The Word Around - Open & Workshop 7 pm ZZyZx WriterZ Commerce (LA)

3rd Friday

4th Friday

Last Friday

  • Definitive Soapbox - Featured & Open 7 pm Fox Coffee House Long Beach (LA)
  • Featured & Open 8 pm Tebot Bach Huntington Beach (OC)

SATURDAY

1st Saturday

  • Workshop 2 pm Poetry Salon Culver City (LA) $40
  • Expressions - Featured & Open 3 pm Studio City Library Studio City (LA)
  • Unbuckled - Featured & Open 3:45 pm T.U. Studios N. Hollywood (LA)
  • Featured 5 pm Pondwater Covina (LA)
  • Poetry Bleeding - Featured & Open 7 pm Viento y Agua Long Beach (LA)

2nd Saturday

  • Workshop 10:30 am Redondo Beach Library Redondo Beach (LA)
  • Poetry Zone -Featured & Open 4 pm Granada Books Santa Barabara (SBa)

3rd Saturday

  • Expressions -Featured & Open 3 pm Studio City Library Studio City (LA)
  • Open 7 pm Wahfles Desserts Chino Hills (SBe)

4th Saturday

  • Featured & Open 7 pm Green Salon (LA)
  • Valley Poets - Featured & Open 7 pm dA Center Pomona (LA)

Last Saturday

  • Featured & Open 2 pm Encino/Tarzana Library Encino (LA)

Venues that Often Feature One Time Poetry Events

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