Poetry Nights

Join Brushfire and UNR poets for our monthly open-mics!


Laughing Planet Cafe

  • 941 N Virginia St, Reno Nv 89503
  • Right across the street from Manzanita Lake and Nye Hall


First Tuesday of the Month

  • 7pm-9pm
Upcoming Dates

  • March 7th, 2023 (3/7/23)
  • April 4th, 2023 (4/4/23)
  • May 2nd, 2023 (5/2/23)


All-ages Open Mic

  • No pre-registration required
  • You don’t have to be a UNR student

We welcome everyone to come read their poetry or simply support other artists as an avid audience member! Whether you’re a seasoned poet or a first time performer, this is a great stage to share. In fact, we encourage people and students uninvolved in the arts to come see what all the hype’s about. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Image of audience members at poetry night
Image of audience members at poetry night
Image of poem being written at poetry night
February 7th, 2023 (2/7/23)

Our 1st Poetry Night!

Wow UNRtists, we packed the house! Brushfire was so stoked to host this event and it seemed like you were just as excited. A big thanks all 29 poets who preformed for us (you guys rocked it) and to all the wonderful audience members (some of you had to stand for a while)! We couldn’t have asked for a better crowd! We hope to see you again plus some new faces in March.

Image of various poets onstage at Brushfire poetry night
Image of spring 2023 brushfire staff at poetry night
Image of Sylvia onstage at poetry night
Image of Jamie onstage at poetry night
Image of poet onstage at poetry night