About CSP

Your Community House for Spoken Word

Chicon Street Poets was founded with a simple goal: give the Austin literary scene a space where anybody could show up and share their writing. Since our founding in 2015 we've grown into a literary arts organization that hosts free monthly open mics, book launches, reader events and more!

Living Room Lit: The Coziest Open Mic in Austin

Our monthly open mic is CSP's oldest and best-attended event. On the second Tuesday of every month we feature writers of all ages, identities and experience levels, provide a space to drink and mingle with other writers, and award prizes for our famous haiku contest! Each reader gets five minutes to share any type of writing they'd like, and reading and attendance are always free. For more info check out our event calendar.

Support CSP

Love what we do? Had a blast at our open mics? Send us a little love by sharing our posts on social media, telling friends about us and inviting folks along when you attend an event!

CSP is run mostly on love and gumption, and a few extra dollars go a long way toward helping us bring you awesome programming. Chuck a dollar in our virtual tip jar via PayPal, Ko-Fi or Venmo (@ChiconStreetPoets).

Get in Touch!

The CSP admin team is constantly striving to make our events better, and we'd genuinely love to hear from you. Really and truly. Hit us up on any of our social channels or send us an email at chiconstreetpoets [at] gmail.com!