The Alameda Island Poets meet monthly for poetry readings with featured poets and open mic opportunities. Poetry readings take place the first Wednesday of the month at the Frank Bette Center for the Arts, 1601 Paru St., Alameda, CA. All events are free; free will donations accepted. AIP also hosts a free poetry workshop the second Thursday of the month, also at the Frank Better Center. All poets (all ages, levels of experience, genders, persuasions) are welcome.