Coming Events

SF Poetry Readings, Book Launches & Signings, Writing Workshops, Contests, and Convention Programming

Regular Readings/Open Mikes
2nd & 4th Sundays 5–7 pm Off Beat Open Mic
3023 Juniper
San Diego, CA
Off Beat Open Mic (Poetry, Fiction and Alternate Universes) at Rebecca's Coffee House, South Park (corner of 30th and Juniper). [confirmed 12/1/10]
2nd Tuesdays 8 pm Chiaroscuro Reading Series
Augusta House
152 Augusta Avenue, 2nd floor
Reading series featuring only speculative literature writers (both poetry and prose). Off Dundas Street West, between Bathurst & Spadina.
[confirmed 1/12/11]
3rd Thursdays 7:30 pm "42" Open Mic
Worcester Arts Workshop
Gothic, Horror, Sci-Fi & Fantasy Open Mic Night
[confirmed 4/2/11]
SF Conventions with Poetry Programming
January 15-18, 2016
Westin Boston Waterfront
Boston MA
Poetry reading and panels
February 26-28, 2016
San Diego CA
Poetry workshop
April 8-10, 2016
Radisson Hotel, Madison WI
Prose poem contest, poetry slam, open mike, literary panels
May 27-30, 2016
Concourse Hotel, Madison WI
Feminist SF convention, literary and academic, SFPA poetry open mike.
July 2-5, 2015
Bloomington MN
SF Poetry readings & panels. Rhysling Awards presented Fri. 8:30 pm by Guest of Honor Bryan Thao Worra; Rhysling winners announcement and speculative poetry open mike.
July 2-5, 2015
San Diego CA
Denise Dumars will be there!
July 9-12, 2015
Marriott Hotel, Burlington MA
SF convention, many readings, literary and academic.
July 24-26, 2015
Pittsburgh PA
SF Poetry readings & panels.
September 25-27, 2015
Worthington OH
Writing workshops and more
October 16-17, 2015
Eaton Science Fiction Conference
Mariott Hotel, Riverside CA
Co-sponsored with the Science Fiction Research Association;
examines science fiction in multiple media.
November 27-29, 2015 LosCon
Los Angeles Airport Marriott
5855 W. Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Satuday, Nov. 29th, 3 pm (PST): LosCon Meet-Up for Brass Tacks, Science Fiction Poetry Association, and Southland Poets of the Fantastic in Champions Sports Bar in the Lobby
Upcoming 2015 Events
Past 2014 Events
December 12, Friday, 7 pm Rhysling Awards Ceremony
Goddess and the Moon
603 8th Ave S
Nashville, TN
Rhysling winners announcement and speculative poetry open mike.
Saturday, July 26, noon–3 pm (PST) Scifaiku Workshop at The Boortean Embassy via or 619.269.0706 to reserve your spot. $75.00 or, if you bring two friends, your workshop is free.
July 2, Saturday, 6 pm East Side Story Bookstore
East Nashville, TN
Speculative Poetry reading of Rhysling-nominated poems and others, organized by Elizabeth McClellan.
February 27, Thursday, 8 pm The Superheroes of Poetry: A Night of Speculative Poets in PST
Jack Straw Cultural Center 4261 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, Washington 98105
Love sci-fi, comic books, or science? Then come out to see the best speculative poets from all over the country read their odes of particle physics, supervillains and alien planets, all in one fantastic night of poetry!

Hosted by 2013 Jack Straw Writer Jeannine Hall Gailey. With Bryan D. Dietrich (KS), Jeannine Hall Gailey (WA), Lesley Wheeler (VA), Sally Rosen Kindred (MD), Jason McCall (AL), Evan J. Peterson (WA), and Jason Mott (NC).

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