List of Regular Readings in Portland Area

 List of Regular Readings in Portland area



The “Show and Tell Gallery” series hosts Featured Readers at 7 PM, & an  OPEN MIC Reading at 8 PM at at Three Friends Coffee House, 201 SE 12th Avenue, Portland




In Salem:   OPEN MIC reading at Brigadoon Books, 189 Liberty St., every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9 PM.  Maureen Clifford, Brigadoon’s proprietress, hosts the readings.   

Bring 2-3 poems or one short story or two short short stories or 2-3 songs or 5-8 minutes’ worth of material to the courtyard of Brigadoon this and every Tuesday.  The courtyard features a powerful  sound system so performers can be heard  can be heard throughout The Underground and the first floor of The Reed Opera Hous



In Portland:    Figures of Speech at In Other Words 14 Northeast Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211 7 PM. Featured and OPEN MIC reading on the third Tuesday of every month.  Literary Games, Broadsides, refreshments and more.  Hosted by Steve Williams and Constance Hall.  





In Portland:     Featured Readings at Blackbird Wine Shop 4323 NE Fremont  on the first Wednesdays of every month,  7-9pm. This show is 21 and over. Hosted by Julie Madsen.




In  Milwaukie:     The Poetry Series Committee and the Ledding Library of Milwaukie are proud to sponsor the Fifth Season of the Milwaukie Poetry Series on the Second Wednesday of Each  month at 7 PM,  beginning September 14.   The Pond House in Milwaukie, 2215 SE Harrison, adjacent to the Ledding Library.   The series features established local poets reading their work.  For a listings of  the 2011 readings, see individual Saturdays in the Poetry Calendar section of this blog.   For information about the readings, please contact the Series Coordinator Tom Hogan at (503) 819-8367 or  [email protected] or Ledding Library Director Joe Sandfort at (503) 786-7584 or [email protected].







In Portland:     Featured Readings at  Mountain Writers Series at the Press Club-- 2621 SE Clinton, Portland,  third Wednesdays of the month.  


In Portland:     7-9 PM Featured & Open Mic Reading at St. Johns Booksellers, 8622 N. Lombard Street, Portland OR  503-283-0032, hosted by Tom & Margot Lavoie  on third Wednesdays  Signups before 7 PM. Spoken word is the focus, poetry, fiction, and non-fiction, but song, instrumental music, and other kinds of acoustic performance are welcome!





Verse in Person, (VIP)  Featured (and occasional  OPEN MIC) readings at the Multnomah County Library Northwest Branch, 23rd & Nw Thurman.  7-8 PM, co-hosted by Doug Spangle, Melissa Sillitoe and Barbara LaMorticella. Listeners are invited to cross the street afterwards for some refreshment with the readers.




In Vancouver:    Ghost Town Poetry, Featured and OPEN MIC Reading  Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington, COVER TO COVER BOOKS 6300 NE St. James Rd., Suite 104B (St. James & Minnehaha) Vancouver, WA 360-993-7777 for info: 




In Portland:    The Comma Reading Series at Broadway Books, hosted by local writer Kirsten Rian,  is free to the public on the third Thursday of every month at 7 PM at Broadway Books, 1714 NE Broadway, Portland. 7 PM.  See Calendar for specific listings.


In Vancouver: Third Thursday Gathering at the Paper Tiger, 7 PM, 703 Grand Blvd in Vancouver, located on Grand between Evergreen and Mill Plain about a mile East of I-5.


Good beverages, fine company, and an OPEN MIC before and after the scheduled readings. Hosted by Daniel Nelson 







POETRY SLAM   at The Star E. Rose, 24th and Alberta. $50 cash prize.  7 PM sign-up for poets. Donations at the door.  Hosted by Tempe, Az Slam Poet Terran L. Randolph. Winner of the first, July 1 event was "The Hug Dealer."





Market Day Reading Series in the St. Johns Booksellers, 8622 N. Lombard, at Noon every Saturday through the summer. Curated by Dan Raphael. A market full of good produce, a bookstore full of warm people & good books, the beautiful St. Johns Bridge and Cathedral Park... Market Days are a great way for booklovers who also eat (and who doesn’t?) to spend pleasant and rewarding Saturdays.




Lan Su Chinese Garden Poetry Reading Series at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Old Town. As a part of the Scholars Art’s Month, Lan Su will host a weekly series of poetry readings every Saturday in September from 2-3 PM. Participating poets include Paulann Petersen, Oregon’s Poet Laureate; Ken Arnold; Margaret Chula; and Daniel Skach-Mills.  See Calendar of Events for details.





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