*Note: All events are currently cancelled due to COVID-19.
Poetry readings and open mic nights not only allow you to share your work with others but the chance to meet some amazing writers and performers, and great people in general. Each organization runs their event slightly differently, but usually all one needs is to arrive with your poem(s) and sign up for a time slot.
I started performing at poetry readings in 2017 and have found three regular events that I recommend in the Northern Virginia area. If you ever get the chance, please drop in!
Open Mic Nights
Spoken Word Showcase
Ridgetop Coffee & Tea