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21 NOVEMBER 2023 — tuesday

22 NOVEMBER 2023 — wednesday

23 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

24 NOVEMBER 2023 — friday

25 NOVEMBER 2023 — saturday

  • Fourth Saturdays presents the Poets About Town annual open mic reading, welcoming all poets of all ages and levels, bring your own work to share and listen to others in this shared poetry community, two poems or two pages per reader (whichever comes first), sign-ups start at 1:50 pm, poets are welcome to bring copies of their work to sell or trade, Claremont Helen Renwick Library, 208 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, free, readings begin at 2:00 pm PST (RSVP to attend:

26 NOVEMBER 2023 — sunday

  • Cobalt Gallery presents Poetry at the Cobalt, a new reading series to be held on the last Sunday of the month, featuring poets Mary Rose Kaczorowski and Jamie Armstrong, followed by an open mic, five minutes per reader, Cobalt Gallery, 430 Main Street, Fort Bragg, free, 4:00-6:00 pm PST (For more information, contact:
  • Medicine for Nightmares presents the Odd Verse open mic, a justice-oriented open mic every final Sunday of the month, aimed at amplifying voices of underrepresented communities and calls to collective action for justice and liberation, come for an evening of powerful poetry, art, and community, Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore, 3036 24th Street, San Francisco, free, sign-ups at 5:00 pm, reading 4:30-7:00 pm PST (More information here:

27 NOVEMBER 2023 — monday

28 NOVEMBER 2023 — tuesday

29 NOVEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • Lyrics and Dirges, a monthly reading series featuring a variety of prominent and emerging poets, hosted by poets MK Chavez, Dear Animal, and Sharon Coleman, Paris Blinks, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Writers Read Ukiah presents short story writer Dan Hibshman, launching his new book, Of a Lifetime: Stories 1963-2023, followed by an open mic reading, six minutes per reader, Grace Hudson Museum, 431 South Main Street, Ukiah, free/$5 suggested donation, 7:00 pm PST (Email Michael Riedell at for more information)
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (
  • The Marin Poetry Center presents the member appreciation workshop, "Docupoetry and Experimental Poetics," led by poet and editor Dr. Taylor Byas, I Done Clicked My Heels Three Times, winner of the 2023 Maya Angelou Book Award, online via Zoom, free for members, $50 general admission, registration fee includes a one year membership to the Marin Poetry Center, 6:30-8:00 pm PST (Register to attend:

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