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East Vally Poets meetings at Pyle Center--CANCELLED

Posted by evpoets on April 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (73)

The Tempe Pyle Center, responding to the health concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic, has cancelled all gatherings at their location through July 2020.  Please go to this website's EVP Contact Page to e-mail us with questions regarding our virtual and future meetings. 

Join the East Valley Poets for their meetings!

We also invite you to participate in the morning’s Open Readings that follow.   Feel free to read your own poems or the poems of your favorite poet; or simply listen and enjoy the poetry being shared.  No pressure, just poetry. 

The third Saturday of each month, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Conference Room of the Pyle Center, 655 East Southern Ave., Tempe, Arizona 85282.  Guests are always welcome.  For additional information contact [email protected] or 602-826-2803.

Poetry by the Month

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This list of Arizona events is courtesy of Christy White of the Arizona State Poetry Society.


TUCSON, UA Poetry Center, 1508 E. Helen St. Visit their website at http://poetry.arizona.edu/calendar-of-events Pick and choose, get your fill of poetry, get inspired. This place is our home in Tucson!


PHOENIX, Aside of Heart Open Mic, corner of 5th St& Garfield, 8 pm. Featured poet and open reading. Hosted by Neil Gearns or Amy Uzi.


TEMPE, Changing Hand First Friday Poetry, 6428 S. McClintock Dr., 7 pm. Starts with feature poet followed by an open reading.


TUCSON, Ocotillo Poetry at Café Passe, 415 N. 4th Ave., First Sundays are open mic. Slam poetry other Sundays? Sign up 6:30 pm, readings start 7 pm. Details on Facebook –Ocotillo Poetry Slam


PHOENIX, Infuse Open Mic, Phoenix Center for the Arts Theatre, 1202 N. 3rd St., 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Poetry, Music, Comedy, etc…Lalli is your host!


GLENDALE, Words in the Alley at A Shot of Java, 7003 N. 58th Ave (in the alley behind the pizza joint), 7 pm. Open reading to start followed by the feature, Amy Uzi one of the hosts of Aside of Heart. Host for WITA – Dani.


PHOENIX, Phoenix Poetry Slam at Lawn Gnome, 905 N. 5th St., 8 pm. Hosted by RhowieShebala. Poetry slam happens EVERY Thursday here.

TUCSON, Poetry Slam! From Page to Stage, Woods Library, 3455 N. 5th Ave., 1:30 – 3:30 pm.


SEDONA, Workshop & Reading by David Chorlton, Sedona Arts Center, 15 Art Barn Rd in uptown Sedona. Workshop 2:30 pm, reading 4 – 5 pm.

KINGMAN, KABAM Slam! In front of Beale St. Brews, 414 E. Beale, 6 – 10 pm, hosted by KABAM Festival & Mikel Weisser


TUCSON, POG Featured Poet Reading with Elizabeth Willis @ Letterpress & Book Art Lab, 1035 E. Mabel St., 5 pm. Admission - $5.00 general, $3.00 student

KINGMAN, KABAM Festival at Metcalf Park, 315 W. Beale St. 10 – 4 pm


SCOTTSDALE, Mustang Poets at Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., 6 pm. A branch of the Arizona State Poetry Society, member talk about poetry and share poems. Bring 9 copies if you wish to have your poem gently critiqued. Host – Christy

YUMA, Ana Castillo at The Writing School of Arizona Western College, Schoening Conference Center South Wing. Reception 1:30 pm, reading & Q&A 6 pm. For more info, contact [email protected]


PHOENIX, P.E.N. Poetry Event Night at Practical Art, 5050 N. Central Ave. 7 pm. Open reading followed by feature poet. Hosted by Ashley Naftule.


PRESCOTT, Mad Woman Poets at Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., 7 pm. Round robin reading followed by open mic. 928-777-1500


PHOENIX, Caffeine Corridor at {9} The Gallery, 1229 NW Grand Ave., 7 pm. Open readings followed by features. Hosted by the Triune Poetry Tribe – Jack Evans, Shawnte Orion & Bill Campana.


PHOENIX, Infuse Open Mic- see info above!



TUCSON, UA Poetry Center, 1500 E. Helen St., For other readings and events at the Poetry Center, go to http://poetry.arizona.edu

BISBEE, Palabra Andante at the Bisbee Royale, 94 Main St., sign up 6:30 pm, reading/slam at 7 pm. Hosted by the lost-now-found Logan “Dirtyverbs” Phillips. 877-876-9253


TEMPE, East Valley Poets, Pyle Center, 655 E. Southern, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Bring poems to read and share, or just come to listen. Guests are always welcome.  The third Saturday of each month.

TUCSON, Tucson Youth Poetry Slam Championship, UA Poetry Center, 1500 E. Helen St., 1 – 3:30 pm


TEMPE, Mic Soundz Nice! At the Big Fish Pub, 1954 E. University Dr., 8 pm. Hip hop & poetry open mic. NEW LOCATION!! Cover $7/$5 for artists. Hosted by Nikki G.


TEMPE, Balboa Poetry House, 2197 E. Balboa Dr., 7:30ish nosh, 8 pm open reading followed by features, Bill Campana & Jack Evans. Hosted by Debbie Berman & Joe Montano III

KINGMAN, Open Poetry Night at Mohave County Library, 3269 N. Burbank St., 6 pm


PHOENIX, Monthly Open Mic at Dog Eared Pages Used Books, 16428 N. 32nd St., 3 pm. All spoken word welcome. Sponsored by the Arizona Consortium for the Arts.

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