County Fairs and upcoming May poetry events

Upcoming Solano County Poetry Events
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County Fairs and upcoming May poetry events

County Fairs

Special Events

  • Tonight, April 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
    Alibi Bookshop – 624 Marin St. in Vallejo – The Wonder of Small Things: Poems of Peace and Renewal – James Crews, editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, “How to Love the World” and “The Path to Kindness,” presents an all-new collection of highly accessible poems on the theme of celebrating moments of wonder and peace in everyday life.
  • Our Vallejo Poets Laureate Kathleen Herrmann and Jacalyn Eyvonne will be reading at the Earth Daze Festival in Vallejo on Saturday, April 27th from 12:15 to 1:00 PM. 
  • They will also be participating in the Climate Change Ekphrastic Exhibit, Temple Arts Loft, May 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 from 1:00-2:00 PM.
  • They are featuring at the McCune on Sunday May 26 from 2 to 4 PM. Lower level of the JFK Library.

Open mics

  • Poetry Speakeasy at Chris Club meets twice a month every other Monday at 656 Benicia Road, Vallejo at 7 PM. Due to the nature of the venue, participants must be 21 or older.
  • Monday, May 6th, 2024
  • Monday, May 20th, 2024

Benicia First Tuesday Poets meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 150 East L Street, Benicia. Come for snacks and schmoozing at 6:15. Show starts at 6:30 PM. 

  • Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

Poetry in Notion has been cancelled.

Poetry by the Bay meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 51 Daniels Avenue, Vallejo at 7 PM. Visit for details.

  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Art Beat Poetry Hour on KZCT 89.5 FM meets on the 4th Thursdays at 1026 Georgia Street, Vallejo at 10:15 AM. Poets take turns reading their work live on the air. Airtime is 10:30 AM.

  • Thursday, April 25th, 2024
  • Thursday, May 23rd, 2024


Fairfield Poet Laureate Suzanne Bruce, in collaboration with the Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Arts Association, invites you to write a poem to an art piece from the exhibit “Into the Light.” Art Reception and Poetry Reading is on May 25, 4-6 p.m. at the Solano Town Center Gallery at 1350 Travis Blvd., #D-8, Fairfield, (inside the Solano Town Center Mall). Art can be seen at the Gallery : Gallery opened Wednesday- Sunday 11 am – 6 pm or at  Solano Town Center Gallery | fsvaa ( Suzanne your poem in a word doc or pdf with picture of art on the poem by 10 AM on May 25. For more information, email Please keep your poem to 42 lines or less.

Fairfield Poet Laureate Suzanne Bruce invites you to an afternoon of poetry. Upon Words, with two inspiring Bay Area poets, Rosa Lane and Erin Rodini. Open mic to follow. Event takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2024, 3-5 pm, at the Fairfield Civic Center Library, 1150 Kentucky Street.



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Vallejo Poetry Society was founded in 2018 by Erika Snyder, Daniel Badiali, and D.L. Lang to serve as a resource for local poets. We encourage you to join our mailing list and follow us on social media for the most up to date event announcements, networking with other poets, and publication opportunities.
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