SPOKEN WORD SEATTLE regular events

EVERY MONDAY

Monday, Month 00 @ 7:45 doors/sign-up, 8-10 pm show Bellingham Poetrynight features + OPEN MIC @ Bellingham Public Library (back fountain entry), 210 Central Ave, B’ham. Doors + sign-up at 7:45 pm. Poetry begins at 8 pm sharp. Free, but they do pass the hat for donations. Every Monday.

1ST MONDAY

Monday, Month 00 @ 6:30 pm signups, 7-9 pm show Works in Progress OPEN MIC @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. PRO TIP: Get your name in that jar well before 6:30 if you want to read for sure. 1st and 3rd Mondays.

2ND MONDAY

Monday, Month 00 @ 7-9 pm Easy Speak feature + OPEN MIC@ Wedgwood Ale, 8515 35th NE (come round north side to pool hall). Signup 7-7:30 pm, OPEN MIC 8 pm, feature 8:40-8:50 pm. 2nd & 4th Mondays.

3RD MONDAY

Monday, Month 00 @ 6:30 pm signups, 7-9 pm show Works in Progress OPEN MIC @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. PRO TIP: Get your name in that jar well before 6:30 if you want to read for sure. 1st and 3rd Mondays.

4TH MONDAY

Monday, Month 00 @ 7-9 pm Easy Speak feature + OPEN MIC @ Wedgwood Ale, 8515 35th NE (come round north side to pool hall). Signup 7-7:30 pm, OPEN MIC 8 pm, feature 8:40-8:50 pm. 2nd & 4th Mondays.

EVERY TUESDAY

Tuesday, Month 00 @ 8-10 pm Comedy Nest features + OPEN MIC (signup on Sunday) @ The Grotto at Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave.

Tuesday, Month 00 @ 8 pm signup, 8:30 pm show Seattle Poetry Slam features + OPEN MIC + Slam @ Rebar, 1114 Howell St. Doors 8 pm, OPEN MIC 8:30 pm, slam 9 pm. Every Tuesday.

2ND TUESDAY

Tuesday, Month 00 @ 6:30-8 pm ALL OPEN MIC @ Café Zingaro, 127 Mercer St. No signup needed. Info margaretroncone@yahoo.com. Cohosts Lainne Dexter + Margaret Roncone. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, Month 00 @ 7-8:30 pm Ask the Oracle @ Hotel Sorrento Fireside Room, 900 Madison. Show up at 7 pm, write questions on sticky notes, hand them to velvet tuxedo’ed host Johnny Horton. Johnny picks a number of questions to pose to team of writer-oracles from 7:30 to 8:30. Free, but who could resist sipping a cocktail, which is not.

4TH TUESDAY

Tuesday, Month 00 @ 6-9 pm Till Tonight @ Speckled & Drake, 1355 E Olive Way (upstairs). Writing time open to all writers. Have a drink, bring a laptop or a notebook, and meet other writers. This is a space for writers to do the work of writing. Come when you can and stay as long as it feels useful to you. 4th Tuesdays.

Tuesday, Month 00 @ 6:30-8 pm ALL OPEN MIC @ Café Zingaro, 127 Mercer St. No signup needed. Info margaretroncone@yahoo.com. Cohosts Lainne Dexter + Margaret Roncone. 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

EVERY WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7 pm signup, 7:30-9:30 pm show OPEN MIC @ Couth Buzzard Books & Espresso Buono Cafe, 8310 Greenwood Ave N. Music, poems, dance, comedy, stories. Info wrussellcarrick@gmail.com or 206-436-2960. Every Wednesday.

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7 pm signup, 8 pm show Rain City Slam + features + OPEN MIC @ Jai Thai, 235 Broadway E. $3 entry. Every Wednesday.

1ST WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7-8:30 pm Reading through it: a post-election book club @ Third Place Books Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave. All welcome, no purchase required. 1st Wednesdays.

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7-8:30 pm Contagious Exchanges: queer artists with host/curator Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore @ Hugo House, 1021 Columbia St. 1st Wednesdays.

2ND WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7 pm Beacon Bards features 4 writers, post-reading conversation, and NO OPEN MIC @ Third Place Seward Park, 5041 Wilson Ave S. No cover. Info Billie Swift bswift@gmail.com. 2nd Wednesdays. (this may be out of date.)

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7-8 pm Fist & Shout, QTPOC centered comedy/variety @ The Rendezvous, 2322 2nd Ave. Co-hosted and co-produced by Marita DeLeon & Elicia “El” Sanchez. Tickets $8 advance, $10 day of show. 2nd Wednesdays.

4TH WEDNESDAY

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7-9 pm Poetrybridge features + OPEN MIC @ C&P Coffee, 5612 California Ave SW. Signup for OPEN MIC 6:30 pm usually. It’s a good time!

Wednesday, Month 00 @ 7-10 pm Two Hour Transport features + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Racer, 5828 Roosevelt Way NE. 7 pm signups, 7:30-8:30 OPEN MIC, 8:45-9:45 pm features. 4th Wednesdays.

EVERY THURSDAY

Thursday, Month 00 @ 7-10 pm Everett Poetry Nite features with musical guest + OPEN MIC @ Cafe Zippy LLC, 2811 Wetmore Ave, downtown Everett. Contact Duane Kirby Jensen duanekirbyjensen@redspud.com. Free, all ages. Every Thursday.

1ST THURSDAY

Thursday, Month 00 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s OPEN MIC & Slam @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. Slam + OPEN MIC signups 6 pm. $0-$5 cover for feature. 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

2ND THURSDAY

Thursday, Month 00 @ 6-7:45 pm It’s About Time Reading #000 features  + The Writer’s Craft + OPEN MIC @ Ballard Library, 5614 22nd Ave NW. Emcee Katie Tynan. 3 minute open mic slots. 2nd Thursdays.

3RD THURSDAY

Thursday, Month 00 @ 6-9 pm Olympia People’s OPEN MIC & Slam @ Ben Moore’s Restaurant, 112 4th Ave W, Oly. Slam + OPEN MIC signups 6 pm. $0-$5 cover for feature. 1st & 3rd Thursdays.

EVERY FRIDAY

Friday, Month 00 @ 1-3 pm Timed writing @ 14 Carrot Café, 2305 Eastlake Ave E. “We write for 45 minutes in 2 formats. Both have start lines. First is ‘Today I am writing about.’ That table/group writes straight through in one 45-minute session. Second format is random start lines generated by members of table. This group works with 4 individual start lines. Each start line kicks off a timed session: 5, 10, 15, 5 minutes. Stopping + reading the new lines eats up a few minutes.” Every Friday.

1ST FRIDAY

Friday, Month 00 @ 7-10 pm Expresso Freshest Roots OPEN MIC @ Langston Hughes, 104 17th Ave S. “Share your writing, poetry, art, comedy, music, and love. If you don’t have anything to share, come anyway! Support your local talent and have some fun!” Info keeptherootsalive@freshestroots.com. 1st Fridays.

Friday, Month 00 @ 11 pm Spin the Bottle @ Annex Theatre, 1100 E Pike, 2nd floor (NOT accessible). Late-night variety! A curated mix of theatre, music, film, burlesque, dance, spoken word, and many other treasures. Curated by Catherine Blake Smith. Ends with a raunchy reading of scintillating smut. Tickets $10 general, $5 student. 1st Fridays.

3RD SATURDAY

Saturday, Month 00 @ 4:30-8 pm Free reading + OPEN MIC @ BookTree, 609 Market St, Kirkland. Workshop & reading with Matthew Brouwer + OPEN MIC 4:30-6 pm. Free workshop 6:15-8 pm. 3rd Saturdays.

1ST SUNDAY

Sunday, Month 00 @ 1:30-3:30 pm Writers Read Out @ Mercer Island Library, 4400 88th Ave SE. 15 writers read 5 minutes each of their unpublished work. Funny, feisty, fantastic, historic, erotic, mysterious, poetic, genre-bending, device-wielding, shape-shifting, mind-blowing, but no drama over the time limit—5 means 5. Age 18+. Reserve a slot WritingPractice.com/events. Contact PenPal@WritingPractice.com. Free. 1st Sundays.

Sunday, Month 00 @ 4:30-8:30 pm YouthSpeaks OPEN MIC + Writing Circle @ The Station, 2533 16th Ave S. Schedule: 4:30-6 pm writing circle; 6 pm OPEN MIC signup; 6:30-8:30 pm OPEN MIC. Free, all ages. 1st Sundays.

3RD SUNDAY

Sunday, Month 00 @ 6-7:30 pm Do Tell, a comedic storytelling show @ Unexpected Productions, 1428 Post Alley. 6 pm doors, 7 pm show. Tickets $10 general, $8 student/senior/military. 3rd Sundays.

LAST SUNDAY

Sunday, Month 00 @ 6-10 pm CaBAL (Creative Babes in Arts League) meeting @ Push/Pull, 5484 Shilshole Ave NW. “Open to female + nonbinary folx in arts + creative fields. Support, learning, creating art in energized + positive space. If you have a child in your care, they are welcome! We will provide them with an age-appropriate activity or they can hang + do whatever they are comfortable with.” Last Sundays.

 

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