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Every Friday, Open Mic Night at Tia Chucha's in Los Angeles

Open Mic Night every Friday at Tia Chucha's, Friday at 8pm pm at 13197- A Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, 818.896.1489.

Every Wednesday, Writing Circle at Tia Chucha's

All are welcomed in this intimate writing circle at Tia Chucha's, 13197- A Gladstone Ave, Sylmar, CA 91342, 818.896.1489.

April 12, Santa Barbara Screenwriters Association

Free and open to the public, Brooks Institute, 27 East Cota Street, Downtown Santa Barbara, Thursday at 7pm.

April 14, The Poetry Zone, SB

The Second Saturday of the month is home to the Poetry Zone at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum, 21 W Anapamu, 2-4pm. The Host is Suzanne Frost.

April 16, Favorite Poems, SB

Read your favorite poems (not your own) at Santa Barbara's Blue Agave, 20 E. Cota, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Every third Monday of the month at 5:15 pm. Host is Lois Klein.

April 21, Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest at Fe Bland Auditorium, SB

Ron Alexander will host the second annual Whitman-Stein Poetry Fest at Fe Bland Auditorium on the west campus of Santa Barbara City College, 7-9 pm. Free.

April 21, Ellyn Maybe's Poetry Rodeo and Potluck Party, Beyond Baroque

Experience Ellyn Maybe's Poetry Rodeo at Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center, 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291. Free for members, General Admission $8.

April 22, Smokin' Hot Indie Lit Lounge at the L.A. Times Festival of Books

Join Melinda Palacio at the Smokin' Hot Indie Lit Lounge at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Sunday April 22, Booth #391 from 11:45 to 1:30 pm. The Smokin' Hot Indie Lit Lounge allows festival attendees to create thier own, unique, indie lit lounge anthology. Poetry Readings and a free, build-it-yourself anthology.

April 22, La Palabra Presents Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and COATL at Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA

Open mic followed by poetry by Xochitl-Lulisa Bermejo and COATL, Sunday, April 22 @ 2pm, Avenue 50 Studio, 131 N. Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA,

May 5, Women's Literary Festival, Santa Barbara

Join the 7th annual Women's Literary Festival. Expand your understanding and appreciation of the writing process as you enjoy the presentations given by a distinguished group of women authors. The $65 admission includes parking, morning coffee, lunch, and author presentations at the Fess Parker's Double Tree Resort, Santa Barbara, Sunday, May 5, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Author's include Susan Dunlap, Heidi Durrow, Melinda Palacio, Michele Serros, Candacy Taylor, Rebecca Tinsley, and Karen Tei Yamashita.