Slams, Jams and Open Mics

These programs can fluctuate. We caution viewers to check sources directly to verify schedules.


Blue Monday Poetry Open Mic at the Uptown Arts Bar

Second Monday of each month

3611 Broadway
Kansas City, Mo.
Time: 7:00 p.m.   
Contact: Sharon Eiker
Phone: 816-960-4611 


Poetic Underground: KC Poetry Slam

First Wednesday of every month                                                                                                                           $5 admission

3611 Broadway Street
Kansas City, Mo.    

Time: 7:00 p.m.
Contact: PoUnd SLAM


The Pulp/Pit Poetry Reading at Prospero's Books

Fourth Sunday of every month                                                                                                                             $10 and a free book

1800 W. 39th St.
Kansas City, Mo.               

Time: 6:00 p.m.            
Contact: Prospero's Books
Phone: 816-531-9673

*Fluctuates during the holiday season


Writers Place Salon monthly open mic night at The Writers Place

Fourth Monday of every month

3607 Pennsylvania
Kansas City, Mo.               

Time: 7:00 p.m.            
Contact: Sharon Eiker
Phone: 816-753-1090


Poetic Notes at The 7hundred Club

Open mic every Sunday                                                                                                                                         $5 admission

700 Southwest Boulevard
Kansas City, Mo.              

Time: 8:00 p.m.            
Contact: Jason Betts


Poetry Slam at Poetic Justice Cafe

Second Saturday of every month

300 S Greenwich Rd., Ste. 151
Wichita, Kan.               

Time: 8:00 p.m.            
Contact: Poetic Justice Cafe
Phone: 316-613-2295


Old Drum Open Mic at Tranquility Shop

First Thursday of every month

128 N. Holden St.
Warrensburg, Mo.               

Time: 6:00 p.m.    
Contact: Tranquility Shop
Phone: 660-302-0788


Viewers are cautioned to check sources directly in case of changes to schedules.     


Kansas City Literary Events

Lauren Hunter & Erica Lewis

Saturday, August 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.


Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.