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Make sure you visit these venues and bring a poem to read or a pen to write.
2nd Saturday Poetry Cafe

The Second Saturday of Each Month 
Meraki Cafe
5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
1735 Adams Ave.
San Diego, CA 92116
Co-hosts Ying Wu & Andy Palasciano Free
2nd Sunday Jihmye Poetry
The 2nd Sunday of Each Month, No Cover
The Spacebar Cafe & Wine Bistro
7454 University Ave., Suite A, La Mesa, CA 91942 
 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM  Jim Moreno hosts 
Contact Jim Moreno @[email protected]
The Poetry Bench 
The last Sunday of every month
Corner of 6th and Quince, 5 blocks north
of Laurel and 6th under the big tree.
2:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Contact person is Deborah:  [email protected] 
The Poet’s Tree
3rd Saturday in July 
Saturday 7/21/18:  Starts 1:00 P.M. Potluck, 3:00 P.M., Reading 5:00 P.M.
5088 Diane Ave., San Diego, CA 92112   Free
Contact Chris Vannoy: [email protected]
First Saturday, Sound Party (Formerly Starve Theater) 
1150 7th Ave., -Basement- San Diego, CA  
Contact Mary Leary, 8:00 P.M.
Every Sunday: Twiggs Tea & Coffee House
Music and Poetry, Contact Claudia Poquoc
4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. 
Blue Stocking Book Store
San Diego Poetry Annual Reading 
3817 5th Ave., San Diego, CA 92103
7:00 P.M.  Contact Curran Jeffery on Facebook
or San Diego Poetry Annual website for date in 2018.
Verbatim Poets Society
1st Monday of Each Month 
Verbatim Books, 7:30 P.M. Free
3793 30th St., San Diego, CA 92104 
Adam Greenfield hosts, facebook.com/sdredpoets/ 
 Last Monday:  The North Park Poetry Slam
The Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center
3925 Ohio St. San Diego, CA 92104 
 8:00 P.M., Cover, Contact Rudy Francisco
$5.00 cover  
Every Tuesday: Lyrical Exchange,
Queen Bees Art & Cultural Center
3925 Ohio St. San Diego, CA 92104 
 8:00 P.M., $5.00 cover  Contact Sun Ra
2nd & 4th Thursday:” Palabra”
An Evening of Poetry and Open Mic 
La Bodega Gallery , 2292 National Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113, 7:00 P.M.  Free
Ted Washington, www.labodegagallery.com 
Third Thursday,  New Alchemy Poetry Series
3341 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116  
Contact Seretta, New Alchemy Facebook page, Free
3rd Thursday, Onyx Room
852 5th AVe., San Diego, CA 92101
9:00 P.M.  $10.00 Cover, Contact Ant Black or Viet Mai
4th Thursday, Open Mic @ SNOICE Deserts
8423 Paradise Valley Rd., Spring Valley,CA 91977
7:00 P.M. Signup  No Cover, Contact Sherwin Ginez on Facebook
 (619) 432-5735
Outdoors under the stars,  
Every Friday
Black Expressions Open Mic
La Bodega Art Gallery
Corner of Sampson and Logan in Logan Heights
8:00 P.M.
First Friday:  The Poetry Party, The Santa Fe Room 
2150 Pan American Road West  
Balboa Park, 2:30 P.M. Free, Contact Christopher R  
Last Friday: Poetic Legacy
Senior Lounge, 1800 El Prado
Room 105, Balboa Park
3:30 – 5:30 P.M.  Free
A monthly workshop exploring 2 renown poets.
Taking prompts from these poets, participants
are encouraged to write their own poetry.
Christopher R & Pat Andrus (619) 569-4922 
For Listings of open mic’s in Southern California google POETIX.