Open Mic

We had a great week of poetry and spoken word in Albany this past week with the regularly scheduled Nitty Gritty Slam before the team heads off to the National Poetry Slam on Aug 4. Now let’s take a look at what is coming up in another busy week in Poetryland.

Monday, July 23

8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.

8:00pm – New York State Summer Writers Institute
Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York State Summer Writers Institute featuring readings by Binnie Kirshenbaum and Darin Strauss.

 

Tuesday, July 24

7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry

8:00pm – New York State Summer Writers Institute
Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York State Summer Writers Institute featuring readings by Henri Cole and Jamaica Kincaid.

 

Wednesday, July 25

8:00pm – Pauly’s Hotel Open Mic Night
Pauly’s Hotel, 337 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Poetry, Music, Comedy and more take center stage at Pauly’s weekly Open Mic Night hosted by Keith Spencer.

 

Thursday, July 26

7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers

7:00pm – Word Thursdays
Bright Hill Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell, NY
Open Mic followed by features Evelyn Duncan and Graham Duncan. Hosted by Bertha Rogers.

8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY 12203
A weekly open Mic for music, poetry, and spoken word at one of Albany’s best new coffee shops.

 

Friday, July 27

7:00pm – Between The Lines
Francesca’s Cafe, 461 Broadway, Troy, NY
A new monthly poetry open mic series hosted by Team Nitty Gritty member D. Colin as part of Troy Night Out. $5.00 donation requested. For more info email: poet.d.colin@gmail.com

 

Saturday, July 28

5:00pm – Heyday Poetry Series
Half Moon Books, 35 North Front Street, Kingston, NY, 12401
The Heyday Poetry Series at Half-Moon Books is every 4th Saturday of each month, hosted by Chris Wood. Open mic follows featured poet Donald Lev, suggested donation of $3.00 to support the feature. Acoustic music is also welcome!

7:00pm – Poets in the Park
Washington Park, Albany, NY
Saturdays in July at the Robert Burns statue, Washington Park, Albany at Henry Johnson Blvd. & Hudson Ave. The featured poets for this reading of the 2012 season are Team Nitty Gritty member Kevin Peterson and Tenesha Smith.

For a full listing of all of the poetry and spoken word events in the area, head over to the events calendar page.