First Friday in Ukiah, CA

Mendocino Environmental Center and Gallery
Open Mic, Poetry, and Spoken Word

5:00-8:00 pm
Mendocino Environmental Center & Gallery
Downtown Ukiah
Broadcast live on KMEC LP 105.1 FM radio

For more information, contact Tonya DiAndrea at 707 391-3046
Participating Member of the First Friday Ukiah Art Walk


First & Third Sundays on Public Radio

Rhythm Running River
Poetry programming

1st Sunday 2-3pm and 3rd Sunday 2-4pm
KZYX&Z Public Radio, 90.7, 91.5, and 88.1 FM
Host: Dan Roberts

For playlists visit Out Far Press
For streaming audio of each show, follow this link


First Tuesdays in Mendocino, California

The Coast Slam

6:00: Signups for open mic or slam (not both); 7:00: Slam; time for open mic tbd

The Grind
College of the Redwoods
1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg

$5 cover charge; cash prizes for slam winners

Produced by Outside the Mouth Production
For information, contact


Third Wednesdays in Mendocino

Writers of the Mendocino Coast

6:00 pm
Mendocino Hotel
Mendocino, California

Sponsored by Writers of the Mendocino Coast, branch of the California Writers Club


Third Thursday in Point Arena

Third Thursday Poetry Night
Open reading followed by featured reading

7:00 pm
215 Pub
215 Main Street
Point Arena, California
Admission: Free

Thursday, July 17, 2014: Dan Roberts, Willits

Thursday, August 21, 2014: Katherine Hastings, Sonoma County
Thursday, October 16, 2014: Joe Smith, Fort Bragg
Thursday, November 20, 2014: “All the Long Rain: California Poets Visit Wales”

This reading series is supported by Ling-Yen Jones, our generous community, and Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from the James Irvine Foundation. For more information, contact Blake More, 707 884-9189 or


Last Thursday in Ukiah

Writers Read
Featured Readers: 7 pm, followed by Open Mic

Writers Read will be taking a break for the summer and will be returning Thursday, August 28 with a fresh line-up of readers.

Art Center Ukiah
201 South State Street
Corner of Church Street
(1 block south of Ukiah Court House on opposite side of the street)
Ukiah, CA 95482
Suggested donation: $5
Tea, coffee, and desserts provided

Information, Bill Churchill,

This reading series is sponsored by Poets & Writers, through a grant from the James Irvine Foundation; additional support provided by Tenacity Press, Art Center Ukiah, and an anonymous local writer.

A little history: Writers Read, founded by Susan Sparrow and Hal Zina Bennett of Tenacity Press, has been happening monthly on the last Thursday of the month since 1999 in Ukiah, California, starting at the Emerald Cafe, moving to the Saturday Afternoon Club, then to Colored Horse Studios for five years (2004-2009) and as of 2009, back almost full-circle to Art Center Ukiah’s annex, which is next door to the former location of the Emerald Cafe. Dan Barth and Theresa Whitehill co-produced the series with Susan and Hal for many years.

Rhythm Running River

June 30, 2014

Philo, California

Streaming Poetry with host Dan Roberts

First & Third Sundays
2 to 4 pm

KZYX&Z Public Radio, 90.7, 91.5, and 88.1 FM
For more playlists, visit Dan Robert’s OutFarPress
To listen live, follow this link

(Older posts are deleted as new ones are added)

Sunday, August 18, 2013: Hour 2
Sunday, September 1, 2013: Hour 1
Sunday, September 15, 2013: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, October 6, 2013: Hour 1
Sunday, October 20, 2013: Hour 1
Sunday, November 3, 2013: Hour 1
Sunday, November 17, 2013: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, December 1, 2013: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, December 15, 2013: Hour 1

Sunday, January 5, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, January 19, 2014: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, February 2, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, February 16, 2014: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, March 2, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, March 16, 2014: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, April 6, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, April 20, 2014: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, May 4, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, June 1, 2014: Hour 1
Sunday, June 15, 2014: Hour 1 | Hour 2
Sunday, July 5, 2014: Hour 1

As of June 2014, Bill Churchill has been confirmed as Poet Laureate for the city of Ukiah for the 2014–2016 term.

Poets Laureate Current and Emeritus, City of Ukiah
Bill Churchill, 2014 – 2016
Dan Barth, 2012 – 2014
Theresa Whitehill, 2009 – 2011
David Smith-Ferri, 2006 – 2009
Linda Noel, 2004 – 2006
Armand Brint, 2001 – 2004
– For information about the Ukiah Poet Laureate program, write to P.O. Box 865, Ukiah, CA 95482; for information on the ukiaHaiku Festival, visit

Poets Laureate Current and Emeritus, Lake County
Casey Carney – 2014-2015
Elaine Watt – 2012-2013
Russell Reza-Khaliq Gonzaga – 2010-2011
Mary McMillan – 2008-2009
Sandra Wade – 2006-2007
Carolyn Wing-Greenlee – 2004-2005
James BlueWolf – 2000-2002
Jim Lyle – 1998-1999

Fionna Perkins was appointed by the Point Arena City Council as Poet Laureate of the city of Point Arena, a lifetime position. She passed away in December of 2012.

For California Poets Laureate information, see the link


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