Poetry near you

SAN FRANCISCO

Bazaar Writers Salon
First Sunday
Hosted by Peter Kline

Community Voices: Poets Speak
Hosted by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

Filipino American International Book Festival
Biennial (October)
Hosted by the Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc. (PAWA)

Literary Speakeasy
Fourth Thursday
Hosted by James Siegel

Litquake Festival
Annual (October)

Open Mic Thursdays
Hosted by the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)

San Francisco Writers Conference
Annual (July)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Last Supper Party
First Saturday
Curated by Alameda Poet Laureate Kimi Sugioka

SF Creative Writing Institute
Various classes

"Straight No Chaser" Reading Series
Fourth Wednesday
Hosted by Medicine for Nightmares

The Poetry Center
Various events
Hosted by San Francisco State University

The Writing Salon
Various events

The Friday Collapse
Hosted by Collapse Press

EAST BAY

Alta Mesa Center for the Arts
Various dates
Hosted by Orinda Community Church

Bay Area Book Festival
Annual (May)

Berkeley Poetry Festival
Annual (January)
Co-directed by Sharon Coleman & MK Chavez

Nomadic Press Virtual Open Mic
Hosted by Nazelah Jamison

Poetry Flash Reading Series
Various dates

Rivertown Poets Open Mic
First & Third Monday
Hosted by Sande Anfang

SOUTH BAY

Poetry Center San Jose
Various events

Poetry Exchange
Third Sunday
Hosted by Lesa Medley

Poets in Conversation
Fourth Saturday
Hosted by Phyllis Klein 

San Jose Poetry Festival
Annual (September)
Organized by Poetry Center San Jose

Saturday Poetry Pen Pals
Every Saturday
Hosted by Jing Jing Yang

Third Thursdays at the Willow Glen Library
Hosted by Lesa Medley

Well-RED Reading Series
First Tuesday
Hosted by Poetry Center San Jose & Works/San Jose

NORTH BAY

Marin Poetry Center
Various dates

Napa Valley Writers' Conference
Annual (July)

Penngrove Reading Series
Second Sunday

Poetic License Sonoma
Various dates

Poetry at SebArts
Various events

Poetry by the Bay
Every Thursday
Hosted by Jeremy Snyder

Sonoma Poetry Festival
Organized by California Poets in the Schools

PENINSULA

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