The Seattle Public Library will offer open mics and poetry readings at several Library locations in October. Event details with times and locations are outlined below.

Writers Read
A monthly open mic with selected author readings on the second Sunday of each month, presented in partnership with African-American Writers' Alliance.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 at the Columbia Branch, 4721 Rainier Ave. S., 206-386-1908.

Evening of Poetry
A quarterly reading with fresh voices from the local poetry scene, presented in partnership with Floating Bridge Press. This month's readings will feature Thomas Walton, Armin Tolentino, Elizabeth Vignali and Kami Westhoff.

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at the Fremont Branch, Fremont Branch, 731 N. 35th St., 206-684-4084.

It's About Time Writers' Reading Series
A monthly series featuring author readings and open mics. The 336th meeting features readings from members of the Cake Quartet: Esther Altshul Helfgott, Trish McKenney Honig and Ann Batchelor Hursey. Loreen Lee will give a short lecture on the writer's craft.

6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089.

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 TBA.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Green Lake Branch, 7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N., 206-684-7547.

John Freeman and Natalie Diaz
Listen to poetry readings from John Freeman, literary editor and poet, and Natalie Diaz, Mojave poet and former professional athlete, alongside a discussion of inequality and invisibility.

7 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636.

Poetry 'Potluck'
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.

6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26 at the Ballard Branch, 5614 22nd Ave. N.W., 206-684-4089.