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]

There is also a Santa Barbara Poetry Google Calendar. To add this calendar:

  1. Open Google Calendar:
  2. Under Other calendars,  find the Add a friend’s calendar box. Copy this Calendar ID:, paste it into the box, and press Enter.
  3. The calendar will then show up in your Other calendars list.

Information of recurring reading series and open mics is also under the Poets & Readings Directory (choose the category “Readings”).

53 Event(s) Found

Spirits in the Air: Poetry and the Liquid Muse

April 25, 2018 6:30 pm

Featured Readers

The Good Lion

Cheers to poetry and poetry for cheers! A reading with a twist by Ron Alexander, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Mary Brown, Susan…

Teen Poetry Slam!

April 27, 2018 6:00 pm

Santa Barbara Public Library

Organized by Jace Turner.

Mission Poetry Series: Marisol Baca and Christopher Buckley

April 28, 2018 2:00 pm

Featured Readers

Santa Barbara Public Library

In Bright Sky Blue: Two Poets in Spring: Marisol Baca and Christopher Buckley The Mission Poetry Series closes its ninth…

Poetry Night at Art from Scrap

April 28, 2018 5:00 pm

Open Mic, Writing

Art from Scrap

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

All Hail the Hosts

April 29, 2018 2:00 pm

Featured Readers

Carrillo Recreation Center (corner of Carrillo and Anacapa)

April hosts & producers + hosts all year are invited to read poems and celebrate.  Host: Enid Osborn.

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