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May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

The Seattle Public Library will offer open mics and poetry readings at several Library locations in May. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.

It’s About Time Writers’ Reading Series – 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. A monthly series featuring author readings and open mics. The 331st meeting features readings from Matt Schumacher, Jekeva Phillips and Nisi Shawl. Christianne Balk will give a short lecture on the writer’s craft.

PoetsWest – 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547. A monthly open mic that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, featuring readings of poetry and prose. This month’s featured poets are Betsy Bell and Christopher Bridges.

Northeast Poetry Contest: Awards Ceremony and Reading – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at the Northeast Branch, 6801 35th Ave. N.E., 206-684-7539. Everyone is invited to see the Northeast Branch’s poetry contest winners receive prizes and read their poems. One grand prize winner will get the coveted Wedgie Award trophy!

Poetry ‘Potluck’ – 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 25 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. An informal monthly gathering for listening to and reading poetry aloud. Attendees should bring a few favorite poems. This is a feast of poetry, not a food event.

For more information, call the Library at 206-386-4636 or Ask a Librarian.

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