This is a listing of some poetry events in the Santa Barbara area. If you would like to submit your event to be included on this page, please email information to sbpoetryseries [at] Information of recurring reading series and open mics is also under the Poets & Readings Directory (choose the category “Readings”).

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California Poets in the Schools Student Reading

April 30, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Hosted by Christine Kravetz, this annual favorite features local students who share their best poems.

(Photo from the Santa Barbara Independent)

Poetry Book Swap & Celebration

April 30, 2017 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Mesa Bookstore

Join us at the diminutive and delightful Mesa Bookstore for cookies, end of April celebration, and a poetry book swap!…

HeART Work: Poetically Political Spoken Word with Nikkita Oliver

May 23, 2017 7:30 pm

MultiCultural Center

James Baldwin says, “The poet or the revolutionary is there to articulate the necessity, but until the people themselves apprehend…

Poetry Zone

June 11, 2017 2:00 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Library

Rick Lupert, whose Poetry Superhighway invigorates the Internet with very current poetry, will read, followed by an Open Mic. Hosted…

Santa Barbara Writers Conference

June 18, 2017 - June 23, 2017

Hyatt Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Writers Conference will feature workshops by Perie Longo and Laure-Anne Bosselaar. Conference registration required. From the Writers…

17th Annual Santa Barbara Summer Poetry Workshop with Perie Longo

August 12, 2017 - August 13, 2017

Mt. Calvary Monastery and Retreat House

Perie Longo's enduringly popular summer workshop, with break-out sessions by David Starkey and Chryss Yost. Time will be spent on…

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