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Pop-up Poetry @ Sweetwaters
Come join us - read, listen, and delve into the meaning of poetry! Expect a judgement-free, supportive space to share your work, or respectively enjoy that of others. Positive critique is welcomed! Consider bringing 3-5 poems to share, within a 10-15 minute set. Bring your practiced voice - Sweetwaters has great acoustics, but the Community Table is a space to share with the entire cafe. Set space will be offered based on arrival, so come early if you'd like. Sweetwaters is a comfortable, community inspired cafe, nestled in the Walnut Creek Arts District, with delicious seasonal teas and coffees from around the world, housemade ginger fizz, and yummy snacks and pastries.

Sweetwater’s Coffee & Tea

1652 Bonanza St · Walnut Creek, ca

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Finally, an outlet to share our creativity! Come join us - read, listen, and delve into the meaning of poetry! Expect a judgement-free, supportive space to share your work, or respectively enjoy that of others. Positive critique is welcomed!

For all Walnut Creek Poetry Meetups, consider bringing 1-2 pieces to share. It's always nice to read along, so consider bringing copies of your work for all the other poets. There may be time to share more or less pieces, depending on attendance and location.

Founded in April 2016 by Jeff Reed, Walnut Creek Poetry Meetup has continued to support local Bay Area poets in and around Walnut Creek, CA with a supportive, judgement-free space. Leadership was passed to Jeremiah Vierling in April 2018, with the addition of Poetry in the Park and Pop-up Poetry that September.

Walnut Creek Poetry Meetup hopes to create a spark and appetite for poetry, spoken word, and expression in the heart of the East Bay - and light the world on fire with curiosity and hope.

• Monday Night Poetry - Join us one Monday evening a month for a casual gathering at a Walnut Creek hotspot.

• Poetry in the Park - Join us one Saturday morning a month for words on the wind at a Walnut Creek park. (March - November)

• Pop-up Poetry @ Sweetwaters - Join us one Friday evening a month for spoken word at downtown Walnut Creek's Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea.

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