Open Mics & Area Series

Poets on X+ Reading and Open Mic: 2nd Fridays, Lucky Dog Books, 911 W. Jefferson, Dallas, TX 75208. Hosted by Opalina Salas

Mad Swirl Open Mic: Online Zine and monthly readings. 1st Wednesdays, The City Tavern is located at 1402 Main Street • Dallas, TX. Hosted by Johnny Olson and Michael Clay. Contact:

Dallas Poets Community: 1st Fridays Open Mic, 
7-9 pm; 2nd &4th Wednesdays: Workshops, 7-9 p.m. All @ Half Price Books, 5803 E. Northwest Hwy.,Dallas, TX 75231. Hosted by Melanie Pruitt and Alan Gann.

Verse and Rhythm, 4th Saturdays at the Oak Cliff Cultural Center, 223 W. Jefferson Blvd. 7pm. Hosted by Priscilla Rice, B. Randall, and Rafael Tamayo.

Lil Cajun Open MicTuesday nights,  7-10pm at Lil Cajun Grill & Sports 5215 Singing Hills Dr. Oak Cliff, TX 75215, Hosted by Annika Michelle.

Dallas Poetry Slam: Friday nights, 8 pmWS sponsors a monthly feature on third Fridays at DPS from September to May. Heroes, 7402 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231. 8pm. $5. Click on their website for more info. Hosted by Candy, SlamMaster.

Vellum Ouroboros Poetry Open Mic Salon, 2nd Tuesdays, 7 pm, Deep Vellum Books, 3000 Commerce 75226. Hosted by Paul Koniecki.

Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase, Hosted by Paul Koniecki and Christopher Soden.

Fort Worth Poetry Slam: Tuesday Nights, 8 pm, 6637 Meadowbrook Dr. , Fort Worth, TX. 8pm. $3. Slam Master: Mike Guinn.  Quinn also hosts multiple monthly events across the metroplex. Contact for more info.

S.L.A.M. Youth Open Mic, 2nd Saturdays, 7:30-9:30, Union Coffeehouse, 5622 Dyer St., Dallas; Rage Almighty, Teri Odis, mentors.

Unlimited Poetry Slam, Monday nights, 7:30-9:30 pm, Texadelphia, 445 Spaniolo Dr., Arlington, TX 76010 (on UTA campus), Free, Hosted by Annika Michelle, SlamMaster

Pan-African Connection Bookstore:1st and 3rd Saturdays, “Advancing Literature Skills Through African American Literature, the Arts and Artifacts”, PreK-Adult.  Instructor:Lucy Brown Houston. Info: 214-228-7248, 828 Fourth Ave (across from Fair Park Music Hall.)

Works in Progress Salon: 4th Fridays at the Gideon Center, 3110 Main St., Frisco, TX. 7 -11 pmFor more information contact ManeLock Communications, or call 214-803-3920.

OPP (Other People’s Poetry) (Founder, host, Joe Milazzo).

Art Love Magic: “Art & Coffee”, 1st Fridays at Buzzbrews Kitchen, 2801 Commerce St, Dallas, TX 75226. 7pm.

DaVerse Lounge: Youth talent development and showcase readings.  co-hosted by Will Richey

Check out calendars for:
The Writer’s Garret (ED Michael Clay, Tamatha Curiel; Thea Temple, Ret. )
Lucky Dog Books (John and Marquette Tilton, owners)
South Dallas Cultural Center (John Spriggins, Mgr., Vicki Meek, ret.)
The Wild Detectives  (Lauren Smart, Events Mgr.)
Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture (Dr. Larry Allums)
Half Price Books
Wildcatter Exchange (Fort Worth-Mark Noble)
Deep Vellum Books
Interabang Books: Author readings and bookclubs
Arts and Letters Live: Dallas Museum of Art series
South Dallas Cultural Center, John Spriggins, Manager, Daniel Hanchett, Theatre Director, Marilyn Clarik, Education Director
Latino Cultural Center, Benjamin Espino, Manager
Oak Cliff Cultural Center, Tisha Crear, Manager
Bath House Cultural Center

Theatre companies:
Dead White Zombies,
Thomas Riccio, Artistic Director
Teatro Dallas, founded by Cora Cardona and Jeff Hurst
Kitchen Dog Theater, Tina Parker, Artistic Director
Soul Rep Theatre
Dallas Theater Center
Undermain Theatre, Kathryn Owens, Bruce DuBose, Artistic Directors
Fun House Theater and Film, Jeff Swearingen Artistic Director
Uptown Players
Ochre House Theatre, Matthew Posey Artistic Director
Cara Mia Theatre, David Lozano, Artistic Director
Margo Jones, (collective)
WaterTower Theatre
Theatre Three
Bishop Arts Theatre

Literary Nation, with Patrick Oliver
Hidden Scribes, with Mark Millien

If you would like to have your cultural organization, group or event added, please email us.)

Please check the official  site or links for updated times and programs. You might also check Facebook for the hosts or names associated with these events for more info.



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