Here are a couple of the poetry and spoken word events that are going on this week in and around Albany.

Wednesday, June 20 at 7:30pm – the Night Sky Cafe Open Mic

Zounds! The Night Sky Cafe Poetry Open Mic

402 Union St, Schenectady, NY. Featuring James Schlett with an open mic hosted by Shaun Baxter with his zany postcards.

Thursday June 21 at 7:00pm – The Third Thursday Poetry Night

The Poetry Motel Foundation presents Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center (33 Central Ave., Albany, NY ) featuring poet Liz King with open mic for poets before and after the feature.
Liz King is a graduate student and a library clerk.  She fancies herself a photographer and a short story writer; likes to jot down observations & notes and call them “poetry”; over-analyzes everything and talks to herself more often than you know; eavesdrops in restaurants.  

There is a $3.00 suggested donation for this poetry reading. For more inofrmation, contact host Dan Wilcox at dwlcx@earthlink.net

Saturday, June 23 at 8:00pm – UUCC Wordsworth Coffeehouse

Come and see and hear redoubtable poets Olga Kronmeyer and Teresa Marta Costa read their smashing poetry at the UUCC Wordsworth Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Sawkill Rd, Kingston, NY. Admission is $5.00 (or $2.50 if you reaf your own poetry). Open reading hosted by Shirley Powell. For more info, email Shirley at pshirley234@aol.com

For more poetry events and open mics, check out the events calendar.