Open Mics and Poetry Readings at The Seattle Public Library in May
release date: 05/03/2017
The Seattle Public Library will offer open mics and poetry readings at several Library locations in May. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.
It's About Time Writers' Reading Series
A monthly series featuring author readings and open mics. The 331st meeting features readings from Matt Schumacher, Jekeva Phillips and Nisi Shawl. Christianne Balk will give a short lecture on the writer's craft.
6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089
New Poetry: "This Green Life" and "Strange with Age"
Two notable Seattle poets, Lyn Coffin and Sharon Cumberland, will read their recent works.
2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 4, Howard S. Wright Family & Janet W. Ketcham Meeting Room 2, 206-386-4636 .
A monthly open mic that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, featuring readings of poetry and prose. This month's featured poets are Betsy Bell and Christopher Bridges.
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547 .
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, May 14 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908 .
Northeast Poetry Contest: Awards Ceremony and Reading
Everyone is invited to see the Northeast Branch's poetry contest winners receive prizes and read their poems. One grand prize winner will get the coveted Wedgie Award trophy!
6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539
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, May 25 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089