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List of SoCal Readings

This final update (February 1, 2018) of 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.

Thank you for your support of Poetix through the years.

G. Murray Thomas and the Poetix editors


SUNDAY READINGS

1st Sunday

  • Featured & Open 3 pm Steynberg Gallery San Luis Obisipo (SLO)
  • Great Beyond Open - Open 5 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • La Poesia Festival -Featured & Bilingual 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)
  • 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)
  • Soapbox Poets - Featured & Open 2 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (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
  • Lamplight Reading - Featured & Open 8:00 pm White Harte Pub Woodland Hills (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)
  • 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)
  • Featured 2 pm Claremont Library Claremont (LA)
  • Village Poets of Sunland Tujunga Featured & Open 4:30 pm Bolton Hall Museum Tujunga (LA) $3
  • Featured & Open 8:30 pm White Harte Pub Woodland Hills (LA)

Last Sunday

  • Open 2 pm Bob's Espresso Bar N. Hollywood (LA)

MONDAY

  • Fiction Workshop 7:30 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Open & Featured 7 pm Roxanne’s Long Beach (LA)

1st Monday

  • Open 5 pm Tribal Cafe Los Angeles (LA)
  • Poets & Allies for Resistance! - Featured & Open 7:30 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

5th Monday

TUESDAY

  • Green Poetry Workshop 10:30 am Beyond Baroque Venice (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

4thTuesday

  • Laguna Woods Spoken Word Club -Featured & Open 1 pm Spruce Room Laguna Woods (OC) $2

Last Tuesday

WEDNESDAY

  • Green Poetry Workshop 10:30 am Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)
  • Imagine an Open Mike - Open 7 pm Hellada Gallery Long Beach (LA)
  • 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

  • Feminist Open Mike 7 pm Rainbow Juices Long Beach (LA)
  • Latin American Poetry Workshop 8 pm Beyond Baroque Venice (LA)

2nd 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)

3rd Wednesday

  • New Alchemy Poetry -Featured & Open 7 pm Meraki Cafe San Diego (SD)

4th Wednesday

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
  • Open 7 pm Tribal Cafe Los Angeles (LA)
  • Shout -Featured & Open 7 pm Half Off Books Fullerton (OC)
  • 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 Lab Workshop 7 pm WE Labs Long Beach (LA) $3
  • New Alchemy Poetry - Featured & Open 7 pm Lester’s West Music Normal Heights (SD)
  • Open & Featured 8 pm Elevated - Queen Bee’s Cultural Center San Diego (SD)$5

4th Thursday

  • Open 6:30 pm Glassless Minds (SD) $5
  • Open Door Reading - Featured 8 pm Battery Books Pasadena (LA)

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) 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)
  • Poetry Bleeding - Featured & Open 7 pm Viento y Agua Long Beach (LA)
  • Open Slam 7:30 pm Pipe & Thimble Bookstore Lomita (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)

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)

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

  • Haiku Workshop 2 pm Lamanda Park Library Pasadena (LA)
  • Expressions -Featured & Open 3 pm Studio City Library Studio City (LA)

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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