Virtual Open Mics: Focus Texas

Greetings fellow poets and poetry readers. Because of circumstances beyond our control, many poets and writers have been unable to meet at their regularly scheduled open mics and reading events, depriving us of that much needed social exposure and aural literary nourishment.

Tenacious and stubborn as ever, poets have taken to the internet and are sharing their work through virtual open mics and other such literary events! To support the cause of poetry and live open mic sessions, Virgogray is publishing a list of ongoing virtual open mics localized to Central Texas. We look forward to publishing an expanded list of virtual open mics and poetry readings. If you are interested in having your virtual event included in our list, please feel free to begin correspondence at:

Place in subject line: Virtual Readings

Please note: Zoom meeting ID’s and passwords are changed per event, we are working on a page to keep these events current as possible. Coming soon.



1 PM: INDEPENDENCE AIRPORT – hosted by Geoffrey Hall

8 PM: STAY @ HOME OPEN MIC – hosted by Richie D. Marrufo & brought to you by the Barbed Wire Open Mic Series (El Paso)



1 PM: CORROBOREE – hosted by Geoffrey Hall



5 PM: AUSTIN POETRY SOCIETY OPEN MIC – hosted by Louise Gail Richardson 

7 PM: PERMIAN BASIN VIRTUAL OPEN MIC – hosted by Jack Campbell (Odessa)

7:15 PM: BOOK WOMAN OPEN MIC – hosted by Cindy Huyser (Austin)

7 PM: WAKE THE DEAD – hosted by Mark Anthony Rockeymoore (San Marcos1st Thursday only)

6:30 PM: TEMPLE LIVE POETS – hosted by Gwendolyn Gray (2nd Thursday only)

11 AM: POETRY ALOUD – hosted by Mike & Joyce Gullickson- (Georgetown)

12 PM: 100,000 POETS FOR CHANGE -hosted by Jack Campbell (Odessa)



12 AM: MIDNIGHT MUSE – hosted by Thom Woodruff & David L. Young (Sunday morning)

7 PM: SPOKEN N HEARD@KICK BUTT – hosted by Hot Tamale, Ernie B, Lost in Thought (Austin – SKYPE)

2 PM: STONE SOUP SESSIONS (3rd Sunday only)




7 PM: GREEN STREET POETS VIRTUAL OPEN MIC – hosted by Toho Journal (Philadelphia)



1O PM: SOAPBOX POETS (California – 10 PM CTD)



8 PM: WILDE BEAT POETS – hosted by LYDIA PERCY (New York – 8PM CTD, final Saturday only)