Open Mic

These events include the opportunity for anyone to read their own work.

12 Event(s) Found


February 20, 2017 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm


Come one and all to the February edition of Santa Barbara's Favorite Poem reading! Bring a poem or two to…

Atkinson Open Mic

Cole’s Big Fat Poetry Jam

March 9, 2017 7:00 pm

Atkinson Art Gallery, SBCC

This is an open mic poetry event hosted by Cole in association with the writing club! There will be pizza,…

Poetry Zone: Jan Steckel and Steve Braff

April 9, 2017 2:00 am

Karpeles Manuscript Library

On Sunday, April 9th, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, the Poetry Zone at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum in…


April 17, 2017 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm


A community favorite, hosted by Lois Klein on the 3rd Monday of each month. Bring a poem or two, not…

Ars Poetica: The Art of Poetry

April 25, 2017 7:00 pm

Carrillo Recreation Center (corner of Carrillo and Anacapa)

In honor of National Poetry Month, you are invited to read your “ars poetica”, or one written by someone else:…

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…

Poetry Zone

July 9, 2017 2:00 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Library

Friday Gretchen and Fernando Alberto Salinas! Poetry Zone happens the 3rd Sunday of every month at the Karpeles Manuscript Library…

Montecito Poetry Club presents: Margaret Atwood

April 5, 2018 3:30 pm

Montecito Public Library

Bring your favorite poem by Margaret Atwood to share.

Blue Whale Poetry Series: Gudrun Bortman and Mary Brown

April 7, 2018 2:00 pm

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Farrand Hall

Mary L. Brown is the author of “Drought”, winner of the Claudia Emerson Poetry Chapbook Award. Her poems have appeared…

Poetry Zone: Linda Saccoccio and Paul Portuges

April 8, 2018 2:00 pm

Karpeles Manuscript Library

UCSB Film/Creative Writing Professor Paul Portuges, a Renaissance man whose accomplishments include impressive books of poetry and films as well…


April 17, 2018 5:15 pm

Santa Barbara Public Library

A community favorite, hosted by Lois Klein on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. Bring a poem or two, not your…

Poetry Night at Art from Scrap

April 28, 2018 5:00 pm

Art from Scrap

Poetry - Vintage typewriters - Wine… Join us for a magical evening of inspired poetry writing and recitation in the style…