Mendocino Spring Reading

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Sign-up at noon for the 1:00 pm reading
Sign-up at 5 pm for the 6:00 pm reading
Hill House, Mendocino
For information, contact Gordon Black, (707) 937-4107 or

All friends of the lively word are invited to the Mendocino Spring Poetry Celebration at Hill House in Mendocino town. There will be two open readings. Prepare four minutes for each, of your own work or of others. Choice comestibles, fellowship, open book displays. Music: Richard Cooper, bass. Contributions warmly accepted. Between the two sessions, enjoy the town, the sea, and coastal headlands.

This will be the 40th Anniversary recollection of a Spring marathon reading, and the tenth consecutive revival. The event attracts some of the best work from the north counties and beyond, with some forty poets and writers. It is an encouraging opportunity for new voices. All poems read will be considered for broadcast by Dan Roberts on KZYX&Z.

Devreaux Baker, Sharon Doubiago, and Doren Robbins
with musical accompaniment by Marcia Sloane

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:00–8:00 pm
Sequoia Room at The Brewery Taproom
North Coast Brewing Co.
444 North Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

For tickets: 707 964-3400 or

Colored Horse Studios Solstice Open Reading

Colored Horse Studios presents

Summer Solstice Open Reading 2015
6:00 pm: Potluck
6:30 pm: Open Reading
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Colored Horse Studios
780 Waugh Lane, Ukiah, CA 95482

Flyer pdf

First Friday in Fort Bragg, CA

First Friday Poetry Readings

First Friday Poetry Readings in Fort Bragg will take a break for the summer, reconvening on:

Friday, October 2, 2015: Henri Bensussen

Friday, November 6, 2015: Marilyn Mother-Bear
Friday, December 4, 2015: Laura Pope

6:00 pm: sign-ups, conviviality
6:30 pm: Open Mic
7:10 pm: Featured Poet
the bookstore & vinyl cafe
353 North Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437

For more information, contact Oasis, 707 964-5378


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


Third Thursday 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, June 18, 2015: Robin Rule and Daniel Essman

Thursday, July 16, 2015: Sequoia Slentz (Laguna Nigel, CA)
Thursday, August 20, 2015: Chris Olander (Nevada City, CA)
Thursday, September 17, 2015: Thomas Centonella (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, October 15, 2015: Gail Newman (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, November 19, 2015: Jason Bayoni (San Francisco, CA)
Thursday, December 17, 2015: Open Mic

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

Thursday, June 25, 2015: Susan Woolridge

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

For Information, contact Series Coordinator Bill Churchill,

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

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. As of August 2014, Bill Churchill has taken over producing the series.

August 6–8, 2015
College of the Redwoods Mendocino Campus
1211 Del Mar Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95460

Registration opens March 15, some scholarships available



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