The Seattle Public Library will offer open mics and poetry readings at several Library locations in January. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.

The Poet is In
Join Claudia Castro Luna, Seattle's Civic Poet, for a series of poetic explorations about your neighborhood. Come read, talk and write poetry inspired by your corner of the city.

  • 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays, Jan. 7, 14 and 28 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2, 206-386-4636.

Writers Read
Writers Read is a monthly open mic with selected author readings on the second Sunday of each month, presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance.

  • 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908.

An Evening of Poetry
A quarterly reading with fresh voices from the local poetry scene, presented in partnership with Floating Bridge Press. This month's reading features Sandra Noel, Charles Leggett and Laura W. Allen.

  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at the Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084.