About Poetry in the Brew

Poetry in the Brew is a monthly open mic spoken word event, founded by Nashville poet MAP and organized by Christine Hall. MAP enlisted the support from others in the local poetry community to build a reading for poets, spoken word artists and storytellers. It’s the longest running of any open mic poetry reading currently held in Nashville, celebrating 5 years in 2016.

The reading is located at Portland Brew East, upstairs in the coffeehouse’s loft. A rotating art show provides the backdrop for this intimate space.

On the second Saturday of each month, signup for the open mic is first come first served, starting at 5:30pm. Reading is from 6:00 until 8:30pm.


Portland Brew East

1921 Eastland Avenue

Nashville, TN  37206

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16 thoughts on “About Poetry in the Brew

  1. Gina Cross says:

    I want to read my Poetry !!!!

  2. Nina Mariah says:

    When will the next poetry night be?

  3. Chavon says:

    What is the age limit on open mic night?

  4. Micheal says:

    So I just show up and sign up?

  5. p.w.lea says:

    I wanted to read
    And hopefully I’ll blow yours doors off
    Just need to find out where
    1921 Eastland Street is
    Okay , I know that is East Nashville
    But I’ m from West Nashville.
    East Nashville is a whole new world

  6. Diijon says:

    Am i allowed to read in more of a ‘rap’ form? I’d love to join! Most of my writing flows more like a rap than traditional poetry.

  7. John says:

    Is there a fee?

  8. Mariah says:

    does your reading have to be 5 mins?

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