Ongoing Virtual Reading Series in Boston and Beyond

NOTE: Find updated information on this page. This page was published prior to 2023.

Since the pandemic started, most poetry readings have moved online. The listings below are primarily centered around Boston. If you’d like me to list your regularly recurring series, feel free to use my contact form.

Brookline Poetry Series: Third Sundays, 2pm, September through May on Zoom
Read the Mass Poetry interview
Email organizer Aimée Sands for notices and Zoom links

Dire Literary Series: Fridays at 7pm on Zoom.
Join the Facebook group
Read the Mass Poetry interview
Read info on organizer Tim Gager’s website

Rozzie Reads: Generally third Thursdays at 7pm on Zoom.
Put on by the Friends of the Roslindale Library. Includes an open mic.
Join the Facebook group
Read the Mass Poetry Interview
Email organizer Holly Guran to get notices and Zoom links

Lily Poetry Salon: Dates vary, but usually Friday or Sunday evenings at 7pm.
Join the Facebook group
Read the Mass Poetry interview

Poetry at the Y: First Fridays of the month at 7pm. Includes an open mic.
Email host Richard Waring for Zoom info and notices of future readings.

New England Poetry Club: Three separate reading series. Dates vary.
Read the Mass Poetry interview
Find them on Facebook
Peruse their Events page
Become a member to receive their newsletter

Stone Soup Poetry: Wednesday evenings at 7pm on Zoom.
It’s unclear how often this reading series happens. It’s at least once a month and appears to always be on Wednesday evenings.
Visit the website for Zoom info
Email organizer Chad Parenteau to get on the mailing list

Everyone Has a Voice: Through the Brockton Public Library.
This is not a real-time reading but a compilation of videos sent in by participants that is then published on YouTube.
Read the Mass Poetry Interview
Email organizer Philip Hasouris to get on the mailing list

U35 Reading Series: Every other month, for poets under 35
Organized by Mass Poetry
Sign up to read
Subscribe to the Mass Poetry newsletter at the bottom of this page

For up-to-the-minute information about readings in Boston and environs, I also recommend the Mass Poetry Events Calendar.

Image credit: Color illustration of the Dire Literary Series, featuring poet Enzo Silon Surin, courtesy of Peter Urkowitz.

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