Here is a new list of regular poetry readings in the Metro Vancouver area (and a couple on the Island) compiled by RC Weslowski and Daniela Elza.
These are good to go as of January 1st, 2013.
VANCOUVER POETRY SLAM
Every Monday of the month at Café Deux Soleils on Commercial Drive
Featured readers, poetry open mic and poetry slam
4th Monday of each month is the YOUTH POETRY SLAM
Occasional Wednesday themed slams.
Jessica Masson-Paul is the slammaster firstname.lastname@example.org
RC Weslowski looks after the youth slam email@example.com
Email for info about featuring at the slam. @vanposlam on Twitter
Where: 2505 West Broadway, Benny's Cafe, Vancouver
When: 2nd (Standard Poetry Slam) and 4th (Anarchy Slam) Tuesday of every month; Sign-up at 7:30 Open-Mic/Slam at 8
Cover: Entrance by Donation firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter: @ubcslam Facebook: Slam UBC
TWISTED POETS LITERARY SALON
Second Wednesday and Fourth Thursday of every month (Except August)
Usually there are two features and about nine open mic spots that fill up on a first come first serve basis. Open mic spots are 5 min. max.
Time: 7pm-9:30pm (sign up for open mic 7pm)
Location: Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street (at East 29th), Vancouver
Hosts: Bonnie Nish, Daniela Elza, Timothy Shay
Suggested Donation: $5.00 at the door
THE ABUNDANT MUSIC AND WORD FESTIVAL
Third Thursday of each month Prophouse Café—1636 Venables Street
7pm doors and sign up for open mic
Featured reader and musician each month
Carlos Joe Costa email@example.com Eva Waldauf 778 227 3275
$5 suggested donation
HOGAN’S ALLEY OPEN POETRY READINGS
Hogan's Alley Cafe, The corner of Gore and Union in Chinatown.
First Wednesday of every month Host: Timothy Shay
Time: 6PM - 8PM No Cover
Featured reader and 6 minute Open Mic sets. Sign up at the event.
Or contact Timothy to be on mailing list: firstname.lastname@example.org
SPOKEN INK READING SERIES
Spoken INK is a reading series presented by the Burnaby Writers' Society on the third Tuesday of each month (except July and August). For more information, visit www.BurnabyWritersNews.blogspot.com or contact email@example.com
Poetry and prose readings for features and Open Mic
Sign up at 7:15 show at 7:30
La Fontana Caffe, 101-3701 East Hastings in North Burnaby @ Boundary
DEAD POETS READING SERIES
The second Sunday of the odd months of the year,
(Jan, Mar, May, July, Sept, Nov)
from 3-5 pm at Project Space, 222 East Georgia St. in Vancouver.
Suggested donation of $5 but no one turned away www.deadpoetslive.ca
LUNCH POEMS @SFU
Third Wednesday of every month
12:00 -1:00pm @Teck Gallery, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings
Lunch poems @ SFU hosts well-known and up-and-coming poets on the third Wednesday of every month www.facebook.com/LunchPoemsAtSFU.
Free admission, no registration required.
TWS READING SERIES
First Thursday of every month.
If you get on their mailing list the call for readers goes out the month before and then about eight or nine readers are scheduled with 10 min each. There is usually one feature. No open mic. 8:00-10:00 p.m.
Cottage Bistro, 4470 Main Street (at East 29th), Vancouver
Hosts: Ivan and Karen firstname.lastname@example.org
ROBSON READING SERIES
3rd Thursday of the month during the academic year, Sept-May/June at UBC Robson Square If authors are interested in sending in a pitch, they can contact the Robson Reading Series at email@example.com
and the team will review submissions.
THE VANCOUVER STORY SLAM
3rd Tuesday of the month starting in 2013 Show starts @ 8:00.....5 bucks at the door.
At the Cottage Bistro you must pre register to tell your story and you m ust have attended at least one Story Slam ahead of time to compete
Contact Clint Wilson to read via Facebook or Vancouver Story Slam Facebook group, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE NORTH SHORE WRITER’S ASSOCIATION PRESENTS
”Dare To Be Heard!” a Literary Cafe Evening
at Mollie Nye House 940 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, BC.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. first Wednesday of each month.
Sonia Haynes, President email@example.com Cathy Scrimshaw, VP firstname.lastname@example.org
RENAISSANCE BOOKS READING SERIES, New Westminster
The second Sunday of each month, with some exceptions
Open Mic with Features
Location: #43-6th St, New Westminster, 1-3pm, FREE Admission
Host: Amy Girard or Janene White
Contact: Lavana La Brey, 604-525-4566, email@example.com
POETIC JUSTICE READING SERIES, New Westminster
Most Sundays. (not 'holiday weekends')
Two to three features + Open Mic 3-5 pm @Heritage Grill,
447 Columbia St., New Westminster, BC
Contact Person is Franci Louann: firstname.lastname@example.org www.poeticjustice.ca
GOLDEN EARS WRITERS, Maple Ridge
@ the Maple Ridge Arts and Culture Theatre (The ACT) Free Admission
For more information please visit the Golden Ears Writers facebook page:
Or contact Katherine Wagner at email@example.com
ZERO to 360.
2nd Thursday of every month (though not December, July, August)
Sign-up for open mic spots at 7 pm; readings begin at 7:30.
Pelican Rouge Coffee House, SW corner of 16th Avenue and 152nd Street, White Rock. All readers have Zero – 360 seconds (6 min) to read their poems a timer goes off if you go over.
Accessible via 351 bus which stops at the corner or, easy free parking as it's in a mini-mall. Melissa firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by Pelican Rouge and Semiahmoo Arts Council
Every Fourth Friday of each month except December.
Presenters (Guest Author, Featured Poet, Featured Artist/Performer), Book Signing, Refreshments, Book Table, Open Mic (5min).
5:30-8:30 pm @Room 418 – City Centre branch, Surrey Public Library
Events are free. Donations are welcome.
More Information: http://surreymuse.wordpress.com/meetings/
WordStorm - Nanaimo's popular Spoken Word and Open Mike event now takes place at Demeter's Coffee Vault, 499 Wallace Street, Nanaimo on the last Tuesday of the month.
Consider coming early for dinner or a snack at Demeter's Coffee Vault 250-591-0776. For WordStorm itself, doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7:00.
To reserve for WordStorm, email David at email@example.com
PLANET EARTH READING SERIES
Fridays at 7:30pm.
@The Moka House, #103-1633 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, B.C., phone: (250) 370-2077
$3 at the door.
Planet Earth Reading Series is a launching pad for the energies of writers and poets established and not. It is a place where words are most important. A venue in which all manner of poets and writers are welcome; a place for excellence, innovation, collaboration, diverse projects and experiments The format includes an open mike and a featured artist. Visiting writers are encouraged to contact Yvonne Blomer at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a reading.
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