Delux Lounge hosts the Speak Your Piece Open Mic series every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30PM to 10:30PM. Each open mic features a special guest artist and invites comedians, musicians, and poets to the stage. Text or sign up to get on the list to perform.
Scuppernong Books is a general interest/literary community bookstore featuring fiction and poetry, along with a children's section and a broad range of general interest titles. A cafe within the store serves organic coffee and espresso, wine and beer, and fresh sandwiches made in house. Scuppernong Books hosts hundreds of events and readings per year, bringing writers from across the country and around the state.
The Renegade Reading Series was founded in 2011 to showcase emerging writers in New York City. Caitlin Elizabeth Harper hosts the series once a month at Cafe con Libros, a feminist community bookstore in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.
Volumes Bookcafe is an independent bookstore cafe in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. Volumes is a family-owned business, brought to life by two Chicago-area sisters whose careers have always been intertwined with books. They host monthly book clubs, open mics and comedy nights, weekly trivia, and StoryTime twice a week, along with a number of author and literary events.
Every third Wednesday at 7:00PM, WordsWest hosts literary events that range from readings by published local and national authors, to craft discussions and guided writing explorations for every experience level at C & P Coffee Company. WordsWest Literary Series is curated by West Seattle writers Katy E. Ellis, Susan Rich, Heidi Seaborn and Harold Taw.
Valentines is a place for music, art, film screenings, and poems, located in Old Town Portland. They frequently host readings with local poets and writers.
The Jade Lounge is a quiet bar in Portland that features music, open mics, and poetry nights.
Holocene is a music and arts venue, nightclub, and events space in Southeast Portland. Since 2003, they have hosted a broad range of events, including live music, touring acts, dance and multimedia parties, performances, screenings, poetry readings, The Moth storytelling series, discussions, community gatherings, and more.
Corkscrew is a neighborhood wine bar and event space that hosts readings.
Located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Pete’s Candy Store is a performance space, bar, and club. The venue hosts weekly poetry readings and other performances.