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On Wednesday, September 5, just one day after we kick off the new season of  the Nitty Gritty Slam, the team will be traveling up to the historic Caffe Lena for the monthly poetry open mic. Not only is this going to be a special event, highlighting the incredible talent from Albany’s poetry slam series, but it is also host Carol Graser’s birthday.

Fresh off their trip to the National Poetry Slam in Charlotte, North Carolina, the team performing poetry and spoken word at Caffe Lena will be Kevin Peterson, Shannon Shoemaker, ILLiptical, D. Colin, Algorhythm, and Elizag.

Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, September 5, 7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poets: The Nitty Gritty Slam Team
$3
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 518-583-0022

The Nitty Gritty Slam is the official poetry slam of Albany, NY, certified by Poetry Slam, Inc. and takes place on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesday of the month at Valentine’s. NGS is sponsored by Albany Poets, Urban Guerilla Theatre, and Frequency North. For more information about the team members go to the Team Nitty Gritty page.