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

A monthly open mic that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, featuring readings of poetry and prose.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547 .

Writers Read
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, April 9 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908 .

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series
A monthly series featuring author readings and open mics. The 330th meeting features readings from Julene Tripp Weaver, David Fewster and Meg Pasquini. Judy Bentley will give a short lecture on the writer's craft, speaking about "Staying True to History in YA Fiction."

6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 13 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089.

Poetry 'Potluck'
An informal monthly gathering for listening to and reading poetry aloud. Attendees should bring a few favorite poems. This is a feast of poetry, not a food event.

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, April 27 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089