Poetry and spoken word continue next week with a many open mics and events going on through out the area.  Here are a couple of open mics of note.  For a complete listing of the poetry open mics and events in the area, go to www.albanypoets.com/events.

Albany Poets returns to the Lark Tavern for our monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word, Poets Speak Loud, with featured poet Carol Graser Monday, June 25.

Carol Graser hosts the first Wednesday of the month poetry series at historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. She’s read her poetry at various events and venues around New York State and her work has been published in many literary journals.

POETS SPEAK LOUD takes place at Tess’ Lark Tavern (453 Madison Ave., Albany) on the last Monday of each month and is hosted by Mary Panza.  Sign up begins at 7:00PM, the featured poet goes on stage goes on stage at 7:30PM with the open mic following. 

On the very next night (Tuesday, June 26) a brand new poetry open mic series starts in the Electric City with host Marty Mulenex (the featured poet in July at PSL at the Lark) at the Moon and River Café at 115 South Ferry Street, Schenectady beginning at 7:00PM.