Featured poets + open mic
On the 1st Thursday of the month, peripatetic bard & troubadour Jerry Ferraz and poet, painter, & book seller extraordinaire Michael Koch host a poetry reading that showcases local legends, traveling poets passing through, and folks from around the Bay. After the features, there is always an open mic. We can count on a warm group of poets and poetry fans eager to hear the features and the potpourri of poets of every stripe who come out to read and keep the open mic scene alive.
Patronage by Carlota del Portillo makes it possible for us to pay a small honorarium to the featured poets each time, a rarity in reading series off the college campuses… your additional dollar or two tossed in the bucket at the readings makes it that much sweeter.