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AKICOLJ/DW: Tell Me About Open-Mic Poetry Readings

[personal profile] gramina has a birthday coming up. and she has asked me to research open-mic poetry readings as part of my gift for her. She's a good poet and an expressive reader, but she's more comfortable with a more traditional venue, rather than the competitive atmosphere of a poetry slam. Basically, the words are what matter to her, if that makes any sense.

So, here are my questions.
  • What experiences (good, bad, or unclassifiable) have you had at open-mic readings?
  • What should we expect of the sign-up process?
  • Is it first come, first reader, or are the readings structured in a different way?
  • Are there auditions?
  • What else should we know about poetry open-mic nights?
  • If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, can you recommend a relatively sedate open-mic night? We're in the East Bay.
Thanks so much for your help.
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