This is a member-created list for local events and readings in poetry that are occurring in the NC area. If there’s an event you want to see here, use the contact button above to let us know about it!
December 14 (Saturday)
Raleigh Review, 3039 Medlin Dr, Raleigh
WOW! Workshop – Make Your Story Compelling
Learn writing techniques that transform your great story idea into a compelling short story in this workshop led by Raleigh Review fiction editors Craig Lincoln and Hao Nguyen. They’ll discuss the major flaws they see in submissions, guide you through exercises to help you avoid the same pitfalls, and provide opportunities to share your exercise results and get direct feedback. Exercises will focus on making readers care deeply by setting stakes and using different perspective techniques. $25. Register at: http://www.raleighreview.org/Writers_House.html
January 5(Sunday), 3 pm
Malaprops Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St, Asheville
January Poetrio – readings and booksignings with three poets, TBA. Poetrio events are always free and open to the public.
Eve’s Night Out in Burnsville, NC is a gathering of women reading their work on the 4th Friday of each month at 7:00p.m. We meet at the United Community Bank on the corner of 19/23 and 197 N.
For more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sternberger Artists’ Center, 712 Summit Ave, Greensboro
ANOTHER POETRY GROUP meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. Contact: Steve Wessells, email@example.com or 336-856-7128.
Trustees Building, Room 340, Methodist University, Fayetteville
A veterans writing collective is starting up in Fayetteville, NC, this winter. Open to all active-duty military, veterans, and family members, the Veterans Writing Collective encourages the art of writing and conducts monthly workshops offering honest, positive feedback on members’ poetry, fiction, memoir, drama, and journaling. Meets monthly at Methodist University. Visit: www.methodist.edu/writingvets/index.htm
Studio 5, Sternberger Artist Center, 712 Summit Ave., Greensboro
The Writers’ Group of the Triad Poetry Writers meets on the 1st Monday of every month.
Malaprop’s Bookstore/Cafe, 55 Haywood St, downtown Asheville
Please join us for our monthly Poetrio series: 3 poets at 3:00 p.m. on the first Sunday of every month. See above listings for more information about this month’s featured poets. Poetrio events are free and open to the public.
Fourth Tuesday of Each Month, 7pm-9pm
Amplified Art Gallery, City Market, 325 Blake St, Raleigh.
Amplified Voices poetry open mic is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 7PM to 9PM. Glenn Cassidy hosts the event at Amplified Art Gallery in the City Market area of downtown Raleigh. Enjoy a glass of wine and original poetry in an intimate setting with music-themed art displayed on the walls. Beer, wine, and bottled water are available for purchase, as is the art. http://www.amplifiedgallery.com/news.html
Friday Noon Poets
Amity United Methodist Church
Corner of Estes Dr. and Airport Blvd., Chapel Hill
Informal meetings every Friday. Read your poetry or poems of others.
Free parking, side entrance. All are welcome!
*Call Dave Manning for details, 919-462-3695
Jackson’s Java Poetry Open Mic
Second Thursday of Each Month 8:00pm
Jackson’s Java in Town Center Plaza
8544 University City Blvd., Charlotte
*Hosted by Jonathan K. Rice, editor and publisher of Iodine Poetry Journal. Visit www.iodinepoetryjournal.com for more information.
Every Wednesday from 9 pm-11 pm
In the Cafe located at AV’s Bar and Grille
3138 Raeford Rd in Fayetteville
Java Jams: Fayetteville’s Premiere Poetry Open Mic
3818 Morganton Rd., Fayetteville
Writers’ Ink Guild – Poetry and Prose Critique Group Meeting
Third Tuesday of Each Month 7:00pm (Note: Tuesday, not Thursday, as was previously said in this newsletter)
Barnes and Noble at Glensford Commons
121 Glensford Rd., Fayetteville
“You don’t have to be a great writer or even a good writer to attend; you just have to be an enthusiastic writer.”
*Contact: Jerry Bradley at (910) 574-5019 or TwoBradlez@aol.com.
Cellar 101 Open Mic
Third Thursday of Each Month 5:00pm
Cellar 101, 101 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina
*This is a monthly Open Mike event hosted by Malaika King Albrecht and Jan Parker, sponsored by Main Street Rag. For details, email Malaika at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Cellar 101 at 919-285-3416.
2nd Thursdays Poetry & Spoken Word
Second Thursday of Each Month, 8 pm
Poor Richard’s Book Shoppe, 118 S South St, Gastonia
Taste Full Beans Coffeehouse
Second Tuesday of Each Month
29 2nd St. NW, Hickory
5pm – NC Writer’s Network Night out
6:30pm – Poetry Hickory
*Contact Scott Owens at email@example.com or 828-234-4266 for more information.
Raleigh Reading Open Mic Night
hosted by Maureen Sherbondy
First Thursday of Each Month 7:00-8:30pm
Royal Bean Coffee House & Gathering Space (across from Meredith College)
3801 Hillsborough St., Raleigh
*Co-sponsored by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. Come to read or just to listen, bring poems, short-short stories, or essays. If you plan on reading, please let Maureen know: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info, call Royal Bean at 919-834-BEAN.
*If you know events or regular meetings you feel should be added, please use the contact form above (by following the “contact” link in the menu) or simply email the webmaster (email@example.com). Thanks for making the NCPS website even more full of resources for poets in North Carolina!