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US and Canadian Poetry Open Mikes

The Ugly Mug

Two Idiots Peddling Poetry
Every Wednesday at 8pm

Hosted by Ben Trigg and Steve Ramirez

261 N. Glassell Ave
Orange, CA

Two Idiots Peddling Poetry is a weekly poetry reading held at the Ugly Mug Cafe in Orange, California on Wednesdays at 8 pm. The reading generally has one or two featured poets reading for 20-30 minutes each, plus an open mic.

The Rules:

1. Open readers get to read 3 poems or 5 minutes (whichever comes first).

2. Explore your Idiocy: Have fun! Take risks! Don't worry about what other people will think! Be respectful (but preferably irreverent)!

3. Don't blame the Ugly Mug, we're the Idiots running the reading: respect the venue, spend money, show your gratitude for the space being made available.


  • Submitted by Ellen Webre
  • Last updated: January 11

Upcoming Dates

  • Wednesday, Mar 21
  • Wednesday, Mar 28
  • Wednesday, Apr 04
  • Wednesday, Apr 11
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