The Isaac Taylor Garden is an events venue in the historic district of downtown New Bern. On Wednesdays in August and September, open mic events in the outdoor garden showcase creative talent. The open mic is free and open to the public from 6:00 - 9:00 PM.
Lan Su Chinese Garden is a nonprofit botanical garden that frequently hosts a variety of tours, workshops, demonstrations, classes, lectures and readings, performances, and exhibits. During the year, members and visitors alike have the opportunity to experience a variety of activities, which enhance visitors’ understanding of Chinese culture and provide opportunities to learn and play. All activities, unless otherwise noted, are free with membership or admission.
Avenue 50 Studio is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts presentation organization grounded in Latina/o culture, visual arts, and the Northeast Los Angeles Community, that seeks to bridge cultures through artistic expression, using content-driven art to educate and to stimulate intercultural understanding. They host two monthly readings, one offsite semi-monthly reading, and various workshops, talks, lectures, panel discussions, poetry series, and book launches.
Every month, Rock Paper Scissors hosts a gathering of writers, artists, and musicians to read from their zines; for shyer people, we've got over 3,000 zines in our library to read from.
The Arcade Poetry Series is a yearly program and readings are held on Saturdays at 7pm, one Saturday each month January through June. $3 / CAM Members free
The gallery hosts the Dire Literary Series readings, a series that started in 2001.
Internationally recognized as a leading arts venue, the Walker Art Center presents contemporary visual arts and design exhibitions; dance, theater, and music performances; and film screenings. The Walker hosts lectures, classes, and events for visitors of all ages with many of today’s leading figures from the worlds of art and culture.
The Sacramento Poetry Center is a literary resource that has been in operation since 1979. It is a community-based organization that features many of the area's most acclaimed and erudite poets and writers. But we are not shy about the explicit performance of poems either. All styles welcome as long as you like to present your work to a live audience. Poets Gallery features local artists' work hung on the walls concurrent with readings.
Since its beginnings in 1992, the Sunken Garden Poetry Festval has taken its place as one of the premiere and best-loved venues for poetry in the country. Each summer, the festival features the top tier of American poets as well as emerging and student writers from the state and region. From its inception 20 year ago, the festival has given equal weight to the quality of text and the poet’s ability to deliver an engaging, powerful, and, yes, entertaining experience in the unique and magical theater of the Hill-Stead Museum's Sunken Garden.
The Catskill Art Society is a nonprofit multi-arts organization cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts in rural Sullivan County, NY. We program our venue, the CAS Arts Center, with events including readings by regional writers, panel discussions, and multimedia presentations in all styles and genres, with a strong emphasis on local issues and stories.