Readings & Special Events

Whether we’re scheduling the publication party for a local author’s new book, chartering a bus to take us to the LA Times Festival of Books, or celebrating the seasons, Inksters know how to make an event special. We believe in collaboration and look for creative ways to partner with other organizations to present unique and stimulating programs for the larger community. The Ink Spot offers a warm and welcoming spot for readings, large and small, and we also hold readings at other venues – the Poetry Bench in Balboa Park, on the stage at Lestat’s, and Rebecca’s in South Park to name a few.

Readings and Special Events:




Executive Director Kristen Fogle and volunteer Laura

12/02 Holiday Party: Free Open House with Food, Drink, Fun

As part of the Liberty Station Friday Night Liberty Open House, 5-8pm, we will open our doors to everyone on December 2nd.  However, because it is…

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Women's Museum downstairs (Liberty Station opens its doors on this monthly event so go see everything!)

12/11 Second Sunday Author Series at the Women’s Museum: Aleta George

Aleta George, author of Ina Coolbrith: The Bittersweet Song of California's First Poet Laureate, a biography about a pioneer poet, Oakland's first…

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2017-01/28 Reading with Richard Sipe

Richard Sipe Author, I Confess Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 2 p.m. MEET SEX, PRIESTS AND POWER EXPERT AND AUTHOR RICHARD SIPE REVEALS…

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Handwritten poetry

Weekly Wed 10am DROP IN: (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet’s Society

Join us on Wednesdays from 10-12pm for the (Not) Dead (Yet) Poet's Society, led by Anna DiMartino and Ron Salisbury. We will have a lively discussion…

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