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There are places I've found where I can regularly read my poems at "open mic" nights, share them in workshops and obtain feedback, or generally share and discuss poetry with other people who have an interest.  These are some of them.

  • First Friday of every month (except October) - at Inprint, Houston, TX.  Open mic after the featured reader.  About five minutes per poet.  Starts at 8:30pm.  On hold.

  • Write Club: Houston - workshops for poetry, fiction, and basically any genre, generally held two or more times per month at various locations.  Formats vary, with some being short works and some longer.  Look for the group on

  • Poets and Lovers of Poetry - Third Sunday of every month at Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church, Houston, in an upstairs classroom at 9:45am.  People share their own works or poems they like.  On hold.


  • Fix Coffeehouse - twice a month most months on the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6:30pm to 8pm.  Open mic for one poem per poet (sometimes more) after the featured reader(s) or interspersed.  On hold.

  • Poets NW - in northwest Houston, meets the third Saturday of every month in the mornings.  Check out  Various formats. 

  • Notsuoh - bar in downtown Houston with an open mic for poetry, music, or anything on the third Tuesday of the month, starting between 9pm and 10pm.  Eight minutes per performer.  On hold.

  • Paris Lit Up - open mic at Cabaret Populaire/Culture Rapide in Paris, every Thursday starting around 8:30pm.  Music, poetry, comedy, etc.  Look for "PLU Open Mic" on

  • Spoken Word Paris - open mic at Chat Noir in Paris, every Monday, starting sign-up at 8pm and readings at 8:30pm.  Sign up early if you don't want to go on late.  Check out for themes.  Some music and comedy, but mostly poetry.                 

  • Spoken World - international open mic via Zoom, every Tuesday, starting sign-up at 1pm CT and readings at 1:30pm.  Sign up early if you don't want to go on late.  Follow the Spoken World Online Facebook page for a link, weekly themes, and featured poets.

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