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Alchemy Reading & Performance Series
The Alchemy Reading & Performance Series is an eclectic mix of poetry, prose, music and more, running since 2002 and presenting English-speaking performers from the Czech Republic and abroad. Each evening features a guest reader or performer, followed by a lively open mic.
Come see us and participate on 1st Monday of every month starting at 7:30 p.m. at Check us out online for directions, upcoming featured readers, past readings and whatnot ( or see our Facebook page at We are absolutely encouraging to new voices who may be in Prague for a visit, so come see us.

Admission is free! But get there early if you want a seat.



Paris Lit Up Open Mic – Every Thursday in English (other languages too – when in Rome, speak French) at the historic home of French Slam poetry, Culture Rapide, at 103 Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020. If you would like to read, dance, sing or otherwise express yourself, sign up is open and free to all starting at 19h30ish. We go until we drop – which means all night long! In any language. Or no language at all. No limits. Extreme poetry. Nudity encouraged. Rotating hosts Jason Mc Gimsey, Kate Noakes, Emily Ruck Keene.

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(Substanz, Ruppertstr.28), every second Sunday of the month, starts at 8pm, five featured poets competing against five poets drawn out of the open list, time limit: 10 minutes, 300 people in the audience on an average night.
Information:Ko Bylanzky

(Cafe Gap, Goethestr.34), Monday every two weeks, starts at 8pm, two or three invited poets read or perform for 20 to 30 minutes.
Information:Ko Bylanzky



The Budapest Bardroom

English language poetry, music, comedy and performance event,
including open mic. Continuously running events in Budapest since
2001. Wandering guest performers, please get in touch by email:
<>. Check our website for current program and venue


Orta San Giulio

Poetry on the Lake
Isola San Giulio, 28016 Orta (NO) Italy
Information: Gabriel Griffin, tel: +39 0322 911938 e-mail:



Special thanks to Barry Fitton ( or tel. 06 3088 2726 (mobile) 00 31 (0)20 4272810 (messages only) for help with this page. Always check with venues before visiting, especially during the summer and holiday periods.


Café Helmers,
Eerste C. Huygensstraat 59
1st Sunday of the month, 4.00pm.

Festina Lente
Looiersgracht 40
1st Tuesday of the month. Poetry slam 8.00pm

The Booklet. Beren Straat 22.  020626 1840 ring or mail for info once a month on a Sunday afternoon

Festina Lente
Looiersgracht 40
3rd Sunday of the month, 14.00.

Café Eylders
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 47
3rd Sunday of the month, 16.00. Open mic.

'Los Parablos. at Paradiso
Last Saturday of the month, 8.00pm. Limited open mic.

The Open Stanza
Organised by
, at Volta

AZART "ship of fools"
Azart plein
Friday night cabaret 10pm. Limited open mic. Poetry/music.
But check
as things are changing

Zaal 100
Wittenstraat 100
3rd Thursday of the month, 20:30. Open mic.


Literair Cafe Jambe
Hotel de Plataan, Doelenplein 10
Poezie in de Plataan, 3e zondag van de maand, aanvang 14.00 tot 16.30 uur
Entree: 4 euro/met korting 3 euro
Contact: Henriette Faas, 010 5917187 of
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Poetry International

 International Poetry Festival
Mediterranean Poetry
For more information, visual material or interviews, please contact: Ms. Eefke Voeten, Publiciteit / Phone: +31 (0)10 282 27 77

Een Continue Opzet
in B14 de Twijfelaar, Mauritsstr. 173
Last Wednesday of the month.



Open Slam
First Sunday of every month at 9.00pm
Schiller café & cultura, C/Aribau, 108
Host: Federico Navarro. Contact: Brigitte Luik

International Festival of poetries and polipoetries
Centre de Cultura Contemporŕnia de Barcelona.
Organized by: PROPOST (Projectes Počtics Sense Títol) with the support of: Centre de Cultura Contemporŕnia de Barcelona. Info: