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Spoken Word at Joe's Movement 3802 34th St. Mt. Rainer, MD, 8:30 - 10pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.  Featured poets/artist followed by open mic. Cover $4.00. More information email Tamar Griffin at or visit Joe's Movement at

Spoken Heard Mondays,  Club 347 located at 347 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, MD, every Monday night. Doors open at 7:00pm until 11:00pm, open mic and featured poets.   For direction and information call 443.415.2949.   Fee $5.00.


Grace Church, Georgetown, 1041 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, DC (between M and K Streets).  Summer poetry event Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30pm. 

1st Thursday Poetry Event:  Jefferson junior HS 2005, DC Writers Corps Youth Poetry Slam League Champs.  Thursday, July 7, at 6:30pm.  Starbucks Chinatown, 800 7th Street NW, Washington, DC.  Free. For more information call: 202.332.2848.  


Washington Musica Viva:  Concert with performers on voice, clarinet, alto saxophone, cello, piano.  The program includes a four-song cycle by Janet Peachey, "Views Through a Window," set to the poems of Beth Joselow.  Monday, July 18, 7:30pm at The Dennis & Phillip Ratner Museum, 10001 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD. $18.00 Admission ($15 in advance).  For information call: 301.493.5729.


SisterScribes and Associates Presents an evening of poetry second Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm  to 9:00pm at Bladensburg Community Center, 4500 57th Ave., Bladensburg, MD.  Open Mic.  For more information call 301.277.2124.


The Iota Poetry Series, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA (two blocks from Clarendon Metro).  Every second Sunday at 6:00pm host Miles David Moore presents an evening of poetry with feature poets.  Street parking available.  For information call 703.522.8340 or 703.256.9275.  FREE.


 Poets Anonymous, monthly reading is  second Saturday at 2:00pm at Red Hot and Blue Restaurant in Fairfax City (near the jail).  For more information call Jean Russell at 703.239.0960 or Sam Hurst at 703.569.4887.

A Showcase of Sisters, every 4th Saturday of the month.  An open Mic celebration of women's words, whimsical, wise, passionate, potent words that will make us weep and lyrics that will make us laugh.  Go from the page of the stage in a sisterly, supportive environment.  Are you interested in reading?  Contact Michele at or call 301.254.4488.  Cost $5.00. 5-7pm



The Writers Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda has open readings  on the third Friday of the month at  7:30 (sign up begin at 7pm). There is a small fee.  For more information call 301.654.8664.  







































Poetry Circle, poetry Returns to SIBANYE'S every first and third Wednesday from 7:00pm - 9:00pm with host Mel Brooks.  Sibanye is located at 4031 West Rogers Avenue (one block east of Riestertown Road).  For information call 410.466.8359.



































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Cranberries Restaurant, located  at 5740 Silver Hill Road, Forestville, MD, Poetry Night, Tuesday's at 7:00pm until 10:00pm.

Open Mic. All welcome.

















Fountain Of Truth

Open Mic every Tuesday evening, 7:30 until 10:30pm

in the luxurious VIP Lounge at CADA VEZ, 1438 U Street NW,

Washington, DC.  No cover charge, come enjoy the flow of talented poets, gifted musicians..... Hosted by Joseph S. Briggs.












Urban Blend Coffeehouse presents Poetic Flow every 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. $5.00 cover/7pm-10pm/open mic.

Where da' word is Spoken...!

Urban Blend Coffeehouse

8702 Liberty Road

Plaza Shopping Center with Marshall's

Randallstown, MD.

For more information cal: 410.922.3976















"Anointed Pens" open mic every third Friday of the month,7-9:30pm. 2nd Floor, Room 1 & 2, Ebenezer AME Church, 7707 Allentown Road, Fort Washington, MD. 

For information call the church office at 301.248.8833.  

Host: Sistah Joy












Coffee Cafe 1704 Aliceanna Street near South Broadway Street

(Fells Point) presents:

Open mic poetry, music and songs every Sunday from 6pm to 8pm.

Free. For information: 410.342.7474





















Starting May 31, 2003 at 7:30pm, SNAPS 

at Pacific Lounge and Cafe, 1129 Pennsylvania Avenue SE.,

Washington, DC.  Paying homage to poetry yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Hosted by Terressa.  7:30pm  mix and mingle.               8:00pm open mic.






























Women Who Dare Bookstore, 7902 Georgia Avenue, Silver Springs, MD every third Saturday, 7-9pm.  Hosted by Derric Johnson.  Except  positive, motivating, thought provoking vibes. 

For information call 301.562.9636.

























THE COMEDY FACTORY 36 S. Lombard St at Light St.  Baltimore, MD (over Burke's Restaurant).  Open Mic and Feature every first and third Tuesday starting May 7th and 21st from 8:00pm to 10:00pm. 

Admission $5.00.  Hosted by POZATIV CHAINGE.























DC WRITERSCORP:  Borders Books, 8th and L Sts. NW  Washington, DC.  Starts at 7:30pm. Admission $10.00/$5.00 students with valid ID.
























Cafe Florian meets second Saturday of each month at 7:30pm at The Davies Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church 7400 Temple Hill Road in Camp Springs, MD.   Free admission.                                        For more information 301.856.2573  Closed for the summer.
























Every Monday night:  Women's Poetry & Spoken Word Open Mic, at Stompin' Ground Coffee House, located at 7th St. and Pennsylvania Avenue S.E., Washington, DC from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.
























Fourth Tuesday of each month the Fairland Literary Salon meets at 7pm in the Fairland Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike,  Burtonsville, Maryland.  Information call 301.421.5400
































D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th Street N.W. Washington, DC .

Open mic every 2nd Wednesday at 7:30pm.

Hosted by Dee Snyder.

For information call 202.462.7833


















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