Laguna Poets at the Laguna Public Library, 363 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach. (714) 494-6649. Friday, Nov. 16, Seattle performance artist Susan Kronenberg; Nov. 23, Readings by Fernando Castro and Gil Cuadras, with Ivette Roman performing "Nuevo Cancion" Andian folk music; Nov. 30, all open reading. A $3 donation is requested.
ipso facto, 517 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton. (714) 449-1316. Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m. All-open reading. Admission is $2.
Poets Reading Inc. at Fullerton Museum Center, 301 N. Pomona Ave., Fullerton. (714) 441-1820. Saturday, Nov. 17, at 8 p.m. Featured readers Henry Morro and Bill Barrett, followed by an open reading. Admission is $2 for members, $3 non-members.
"Cafe of Dreams" at Diedrich's Coffee, 474 E. 17th St., Costa Mesa. (714) 646-0323. Monday, Nov. 19, at 8 p.m. "Rhythm Release Jam Session" led by Chacuatol. Featured readings by Victoria Selwyn and Maw Shein Win, with musical accompaniment by Jack Brewer, followed by open reading. Admission is free.
Dana Point Bookstore, 24655 La Plaza, Dana Point. (714) 496-4606. Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. Open reading with featured reader Amanda Leigh. Admission is free.