For details regarding specific events please contact the organizers or venues. If you are an organizer or venue and would like to reach out to us please feel free to contact us or submit an event using our submission form. We’d love to hear from you!

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Wordlights Poetry ft. Brian S. Ellis

February 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Rocking Frog Cafe, 2511 SE Belmont St, Portland, OR 97214 + Google Map

Wordlights Saturday poetry evenings are presented by NovaPDX & Rocking Frog Cafe and curated by Portland poet Igor Brezhnev.

On Saturday, February 15th, we’ll have a feature from Brian S. Ellis and a long set poetry open mic! This show is hosted by Igor Brezhnev!

OUR FEATURE: Brian S. Ellis

Brian S. Ellis is the author of four collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Often Go Awry from University of Hell Books. He lives in Portland, Ore.

YOUR HOST: Igor Brezhnev

Igor Brezhnev is a poet and a book designer among his other sins. He is the founder of Wordlights poetry reading series and of Lightship Press, a small press focused on publishing poetry. Igor has two full length collections of poetry published by Liquid Gravity Publishing, a spoken word album ‘Good Days & Bad Days’ (Lightship Press, 2018), as well as a couple of self-published chapbooks in ‘nights since’ series. You can support Igor at and learn more about him at


Sign-ups start at 5:30, show starts at 6PM. On first and third Saturdays each performer in the open mic gets 7 minutes, there are only 8 slots available and the list order is randomized.

Come share your words and join us for a night of open mic, great poetry features and get nourishment & libations from Rocking Frog Cafe (home of the best donuts)! ūüôā


Rocking Frog Cafe is an independently run, local gem in the lower Belmont District of southeast Portland. Nestled in a lovely early-century Craftsman-style bungalow, we offer a comfortable place to study, eat and socialize. Find out more about The Rocking Frog at

NovaPDX is a talent and production company based in Portland, Oregon. We organize and host performance and educational events, showcasing local and visiting musicians, poets and comedians. Our mission is to create spaces where talent thrives. Learn more about us at

Your host, Igor Brezhnev is a poet, an author, an artist and a book designer among his other sins. He is roaming the West Coast thinking up new art, books and helping shape creative projects. You can find out more about Igor at


Rocking Frog Cafe
2511 SE Belmont St
Portland, OR 97214
+ Google Map