The Green Mill

The Green Mill is sophisticated informality, warm glowing atmosphere steeped in the heady sounds of the early 1930s and 1940s; it was actually patterned after Clark Monroe’s Uptown House in Harlem (as it was during the 1940s). Today, the Green Mill, in keeping with owner Dave Jemilo’s philosophy for a proper mix of down-to-earth friendliness and class, maintains an authenticity of the ‘40s in service, price and music, perfected upon with the steady Sunday night performance of the internationally acclaimed Uptown Poetry Slam which Marc Smith began at the Mill in 1986.

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Cups & Chairs Tea Cafe

POETDELPHIA is the brainchild of writers Dawn Manning, Kelly McQuain, and Valerie Fox. We host quarterly readings and salon-style discussions, as well as maintain an online community through this site. At Poetdelphia, we focus on all things poetic, including reviews, writing prompts, a calendar of tri-state area writing events, and even the occasional poem or prose piece by writers featured in our reading series.

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The Tipsy Teapot

The Tipsy Teapot is a community-oriented establishment offering healthy vegetarian food and independent live entertainment. Events include music, comedy, poetry readings, and other literary events.

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Gulliver's Books and Second Story Café

Gulliver’s Books is an independent bookstore that sells a wide variety of new and used books, as well as e-books. Located on the top floor, the Second Story Café sells food and coffee and provides board games for customers to play. Gulliver’s also sells tickets to many local concerts, comedy shows, and other events. Bookstore hours are Monday through Friday 9 AM to 9 PM, Saturday 9 AM to 8 PM, and Sunday 11 AM to 6 PM. The café is open Monday through Saturday 9 AM to 7 PM and Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.

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Uptown Arts Bar

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Jeanette Powers

Poetic Underground is a hot spot for fresh voices and powerful performance poetry. Rotating open mic hosts and a Poetry Slam, Inc accredited slam (PoUnd SLAM on 1st Wed's), along with special events featuring nationally acclaimed poets makes this a stellar spot for spoken word.

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Pages Matam, Deonte Osayande, Jose Faus, Jason Ryberg, Riverfront Emerging Writers Readings, Kansas City Voices magazine release, and many more

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Market Garden Brewery

A unique literary experience where audiences can drink local microbrews while listening to local masterpieces. Join us the first Tuesday of every month to find out why literature is better with beer.

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Paschall Bar

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Trista Marie Edwards

The Kraken Reading Series is an independent reading series based in Denton, TX, and features poets from across the country. The series is especially dedicated to poets putting out their first books and expanding their audiences. All readings take place at Paschall at 122 N Locust St on Denton Square (above Andy's Bar). Readings begin at 6 PM sharp, and are free and open to the public. Per venue policy, all attendees must be 21 or over to enter Paschall.

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