About, Open Mic, Contact

This blog's intention is to allow for more extended postings of poetry than our poetryexpressberkeley facebook page accommodates,  and to allow for comment, etc. including a more extensive listing of coming events.

You may email us at poetryexpress @ gmail.com  (you have to remove the spaces inserted here to prevent robots from sending spam)
Follow us @PoetryXpressB on Twitter
Find us on Facebook as Poetry Express Berkeley
Our on-line Magazine, PoetryExpressed is at http://www.poetryexpressed.com/ 

Poetry Express meets every Monday at 7pm until 9pm (except major holidays) at Himalayan Flavors, 1585 University Ave, Berkeley.  Nearest cross street is California.  Free parking available in the lot adjacent to the restaurant. Street meters are free after 6pm. 

Hosts: Jim Barnard, Elaine Brown,  Bruce Bagnell, Gary Turchin

Open Mic is available before and after the featured reader. Generally we start at 7:20 with 20 minutes of open mic and then the featured reader reads for about 20 -- 30 minutes followed by a short break and then open mic until 9pm.  An amplified mic is available and musical accompaniment is allowed in the private back room of the restaurant where we meet.

Open Mic is whomever stands up first with no second round until all who have desired to read have had one opportunity. Each open mic reading is limited to 3 to 5 minutes.

Please start by introducing yourself by name.

We have 4 featured readers per month.  On months with 5 Mondays we will have interesting topics or formats for those attending to participate in -- an example would be an evening reading your poems with form, or an evening where you read a poet whose work you like and then write in that style.  These themes will be announced in advance.

THE HISTORY OF POETRY EXPRESS by founder, Mark States is available on our History Page.

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