The Seattle Public Library will offer open mics and poetry readings at several Library locations this month.


PoetsWest 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547. A monthly open mic that takes place on the second Saturday of each month, featuring readings of poetry and prose. This month's featured poets are Cat Kigerl and Steph Bruce Taylor.

Writers Read2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908. A monthly open mic with selected author readings on the second Sunday of each month, presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, June 14 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. A monthly series featuring author readings and open mics. The 344th meeting features readings from Ann Teplick, Susie Hammond and Susan James. Tree Swenson will give a short lecture on the writer's craft.

Poetry 'Potluck'6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089. An informal monthly gathering for listening to and reading poetry aloud. Attendees should bring a few favorite poems. This is a feast of poetry, not a food event.