What we're about

This group was created to share events, accomplishments, and other information related to poetry in the Pittsburgh region. Feel free to post info about readings and other poetry events, calls for submissions, book releases, and whatever else might be of interest to poets and poetry lovers of the Pittsburgh region. This group is managed by the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective for promotion of poetry events in the greater Pittsburgh area. Our flagship program is the Steel City Poetry Slam.

If information and ease of access to information regarding future Pittsburgh region poetry events and announcements regarding poetry of all disciplines and styles is important to you, this is where you want to be!!

Multiple venues, multiples types of events. This is about coordination, education, event sharing, etc. Even events on the same night/ time is cool. This a one-stop poetry events around the city shop. Don't get fussy or nit-picky, this is about poetry. Respect to all forms; all styles.

Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pittsburghpoetrycollective/

Thank you all for your writing, posting, volunteering, and supporting of poetry in Pittsburgh and the surrounding region.

Upcoming events (4+)

Poetry & Pints

Online event

Where:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3326200309 (Password: 38)

Nothing but poetry love and a good pint - a reading series that's all about the work. Sign up available around 5:30. Reading starts around 6:00PM. This is a very relaxed reading circle - come when you can. We understand!
Cover poetry, new folx, first time readers encouraged. We know it's called Poetry & Pints, but all genres are welcome: short story, creative nonfiction, etc etc etc.

Free event - monthly and online
We hope to see you at Burgh’ers Brewing in Lawrenceville once we are COVID clear!

Poetry and Pints, and Pittsburgh Poetry Collective are committed to maintaining free speech within our venues by the construction and preservation of a Brave Space. We do this by allowing expression for everyone present in the space. This means you may hear: mature language, mature themes, difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. In our Brave Spaces, free speech ends when other people are silenced. If by words or behaviour someone advocates violence, threatens, harasses, or in some other way silences someone else, that is not protected in this space. We discourage the use of gendered and binary language and enforce positive mandatory consent. All participants in Pittsburgh Poetry Collective events are held to behavior standards outlined in our values statement and release. We have a conflict resolution procedure in place. All of these policies are outlined on our website. For additional details, please visit: https://pghpoetry.org/get-up-on-stage-and-read-poetry/

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pittsburghpoetrycalendar/

Steel City Slam & Open Mic Poetry via Zoom

Online event

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3326200309 (Password: 38)

Join us for an Open Mic & online hangout!! THERE IS SO MUCH WE DO NOT KNOW. We DO know how to have a show, we know racism is alive and well, we know the fight is not over, and we know that holding this space for our creative community has been helpful for some. So, we're doing our best trying to mitigate risk as we go.
Social distancing is an act of solidarity with and for at-risk populations. Please follow public health recommendations as much as you are able.

We've been chatting, reading, show-and-tell-ing, and just making space for each other to check in during this weird time!! Just about anything goes!

Signups open @ 7:45
(First Come-First Served - 8 Slam Spots - 6 Open Mic Spots)
Show @ 8:15
$5
All Ages!

ABOUT THE SLAM
Tonight is an Open Slam!
Poets slamming tonight may read poems on any subject or in any style they choose!
3 Rounds - First round 4 Minute Time Limit
Second round 1 Minute Time Limit
Third round 2 minute time limit
Flex those storytelling muscles within the time parameters of time! Poem!
No Props
No Costumes
No Musical Accompaniment

Poets competing in tonight’s slam will earn points towards future marquee shows!

All slamming poets receive - 1 point
3rd Place - 3 points
2nd Place - 4 points
1st Place - 5 points

current points standings: https://pghpoetry.org/grenada_portfolio/pittsburgh-poetry-standings/

DISCLAIMER: The Steel City Slam and the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective are committed to maintaining free speech within our venues by the construction and preservation of a Brave Space. We do this by allowing expression for everyone present in the space. This means you may hear: mature language, mature themes, difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. In our Brave Spaces, free speech ends when other people are silenced. If by words or behaviour someone advocates violence, threatens, harasses, or in some other way silences someone else, that is not protected in this space. We discourage the use of gendered and binary language and enforce positive mandatory consent. We have a conflict resolution procedure in place. All of these policies are outlined on our website. For additional details, visit the documents page at https://pghpoetry.org/get-up-on-stage-and-read-poetry/

Pittsburgh Poetry Collective asks that any venue our events are held at be respected. Be aware that Pittsburgh Poetry Collective may have events where alcohol is available. We ask that you drink responsibility and seek alternative forms of transportation if you are unfit to drive.

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pittsburghpoetrycalendar/

Steel City Slam & Open Mic Poetry via Zoom

Online event

Social distancing is an act of solidarity with and for at-risk populations. Please follow public health recommendations as much as you are able.
Join us for an Open Mic & Hang! We've been chatting, reading, show-and-tell-ing, and just making space for each other to check in during this weird time!! Just about anything goes!
Host logon around 7:35
Poets may read poems on any subject or in any style they choose!
Two rounds with a break in between.
All ages!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3326200309 (Password: 38)
NOTE THE NEW LINK/PASSWORD!!
Online event guidelines: https://pghpoetry.org/updated-guidelines-for-online-events/
$5 donations welcomed and applied to Pittsburgh Poetry Collective expenses - send via PayPal: [masked]
DISCLAIMER: The Steel City Slam and the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective are committed to maintaining free speech within our venues by the construction and preservation of a Brave Space. We do this by allowing expression for everyone present in the space. This means you may hear: mature language, mature themes, difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. In our Brave Spaces, free speech ends when other people are silenced. If by words or behaviour someone advocates violence, threatens, harasses, or in some other way silences someone else, that is not protected in this space. We discourage the use of gendered and binary language and enforce positive mandatory consent. All participants in Pittsburgh Poetry Collective events are held to behavior standards outlined in our values statement and release. We have a conflict resolution procedure in place. All of these policies are outlined on our website. For additional details, please visit: https://pghpoetry.org/get-up-on-stage-and-read-poetry/

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pittsburghpoetrycalendar/

Open Studio via Zoom! Presented by Pittsburgh Poetry Collective

Password: 38

Social distancing is an act of solidarity with and for at-risk populations. Please follow public health recommendations as much as you are able.
Join us for an Open Studio! Pop in whenever you’re able, bring a project (or don’t), bring a friend, and let’s be creative together. You can write, sew, paint, share during this unhosted(ish) two hours of gift creative time.
All ages!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3326200309 (Password: 38)
NOTE THE NEW LINK/PASSWORD!!
Online event guidelines: https://pghpoetry.org/updated-guidelines-for-online-events/

$5 donations welcomed and applied to Pittsburgh Poetry Collective expenses - send via PayPal: [masked]
The Steel City Slam and the Pittsburgh Poetry Collective are committed to maintaining free speech within our venues by the construction and preservation of a Brave Space. We do this by allowing expression for everyone present in the space. This means you may hear: mature language, mature themes, difficult and/or triggering content on our microphone. In our Brave Spaces, free speech ends when other people are silenced. If by words or behaviour someone advocates violence, threatens, harasses, or in some other way silences someone else, that is not protected in this space. We discourage the use of gendered and binary language and enforce positive mandatory consent. All participants in Pittsburgh Poetry Collective events are held to behavior standards outlined in our values statement and release. We have a conflict resolution procedure in place. All of these policies are outlined on our website. For additional details, please visit: https://pghpoetry.org/get-up-on-stage-and-read-poetry/

Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pittsburghpoetrycalendar/dar/

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