This coming Monday, July 9, starting at 8:00PM, Albany Poets presents the monthly Wide Open Mic at Professor Java’s Coffee Sanctuary on Wolf Road in Colonie hosted by the Nitty Gritty Slam team member Kevin Peterson.

Sign up starts at 7:15 with the open mic starting at 8:00PM. There will be a donation jar near the sign up sheet for anyone who wishes to help support the reading and help Team Nitty Gritty travel to Charlotte for the National Poetry Slam next month.

This mic is open to all poets, comedians, musicians, spoken word artists in the area to come out and share their work to a very receptive audience in one of the most relaxed rooms in upstate New York. Stop by, have a coffee beverage and some dessert, and enjoy the show.

Here is a video of one of our favorite poets here in Albany, Joe Krausman, performing at the Professor Java’s Wide Open Mic in September 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaJrzhOYJB8