Look here to learn more about the community poetry events we host throughout the year. 


Writers Open Mic

Sunday, October 3, 4:00-5:00 PM CT

Writers Open Mic

Share 4-5 minutes of your original writing with an appreciative and supportive audience.

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Mic Check Poetry Fest

November 5-7

Mic Check Poetry Fest

A three day celebration of spoken word poetry for those who seek the unmistakable feeling of community.

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Previous Events

  • Opening Week for Library!
    July 18, July 20, July 22

    Opening Week for Library!

    Stop by to browse and borrow poetry books from our new library.

  • IC Slam Team Fundraiser
    July 17

    IC Slam Team Fundraiser

    Come out to support the IC Slam Team as they prepare for State Competition!

  • Iowa City Poetry al Fresco
    Evening of May 1

    Iowa City Poetry al Fresco

    Join us for an evening of open-air progressive readings at this socially distanced event on Saturday, May 1. All poets are invited to apply to read outdoors at various businesses and private residences in this celebration of poetry in our community.

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