Information for Our Features

Here's a quick rundown of what to expect when featuring at the Ugly Mug.

Typically, we ask our features to read for about 20 minutes each, whether in a single-feature, or sharing the stage with another guest. 

Format of the reading

The reading starts with a number of open readers before the feature to allow folks a chance to settle in, get drinks, etc.  Then the featured readers followed by a break.  During the break, we'll pass a hat to help fund our features' poetic endeavors.  We also provide a chance for our featured readers to sell merchandise at this time.  Please provide info about any merchandise along with your bio to the Idiot who booked you.

After the break, we have the rest of the open reading list and then run home.


The Ugly Mug is located at 261 N. Glassell in Orange, CA.

It's on the east side of Glassell, across the street from Rutabegorz Restaurant.

One block south of Chapman University, between Palm and Maple, one and a half blocks north of the Orange Circle.

There is a neon sign reading "Valentino's" in the window.

Parking may be found on the street and in several free public lots (south of Maple).

Be careful parking in neighborhoods off of Glassell Ave as most require permits.


Just in case you haven't done this yet, send a pic and bio (or links to where we can access them) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Any questions, complaints or fan mail can be sent to the same address!