Monthly Readings in the City

Location & format

Friendly Street Poets monthly open mic reading is usually held on the first Monday of each month (except January, when there is no meeting) at the Box Factory 59 Regent Street, Adelaide (off Halifax Street). There is plenty of parking in surrounding streets and a bus stops in Pulteney Street nearby.

Everyone is welcome to read at Friendly Street Poets!

Book in at 6.00 pm for a 6:30 pm start. We have a 20-30 minute break at about 7:30 pm, followed by another session until all poets have read.

Each poet has a strict limit of 3 minutes to read. However, a single 4-minute spot is available within each session; the 4-minute spots can be booked in advance on a first-served basis.

Eligibility for publication in the FSP Anthology

If you read your poems at an official FSP event, they may be considered for publication in the next Friendly Street Poets annual anthology.

For your poems to be eligible for consideration, you need to:

  • Be a current Friendly Street Poets member; and
  • Submit two copies of your poems:
    • printed on one side of white A4 paper;
    • with your name, contact number, email and postal address on each page,
    • signed with your name, giving permission for publication.

Anyone can come to simply enjoy a night listening to a diverse range of poetry read by people of all ages, from every walk of life. You’ll hear poetry about a vast variety of human experience; responses to nature, politics, philosophy, science; poems that can stir tears, anger, questioning and laughter.