Last week was action packed with poetry and spoken word happening all over the area and this coming week is looking just as great starting with the return of the Poetry + Prose series at the Arts Center on Sunday afternoon and Kevin Peterson’s Professor Java’s Wide Open Mic on Monday evening.
Sunday, September 9
2:00pm – Poetry + Prose
The Arts Center of The Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
A monthly open mic for writers of poetry and prose on the 2nd Sunday of each month with your hosts Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox.
Monday, September 10
8:00pm – Professor Java’s Wide Open Mic
Professor Java’s, 217 Wolf Road, Colonie, NY
Albany Poets’ monthly reading, hosted by Kevin Peterson, 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.
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader Donald Lev hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, September 11
7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry
Wednesday, September 12
7:00pm – Live From The Living Room
Pride Center of the Capital Region, 332 Hudson Ave, Albany, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured readers Kristen and Marilyn Day at the Pride Center of the Capital Region hosted by Don Levy.
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.
8:00pm – Cock N Bull Open Mic
The Cock ‘n Bull Restaurant, 5342 Parkis Mills Road, Galway, NY
A brand new monthly open mic for poetry, stories, music, spoken word sponsored by the Galway Public Library.
Thursday, September 13
7:00pm – Every Other Thursday Night Poets
Voorheesville Public Library, 51 School Street, Voorheesville, NY
Adult Poetry Writers Support Group. Bring your own work for critique. No signup nec. Hosted by Dennis Sullivan.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers
7:30pm – Bohemian Book Bin Open Mic
Bohemian Book Bin, 85 Carle Terrace, Lake Katrine, NY
Monthly open mic hosted by Teresa Costa with a $3.00 suggested donation. This month’s featured poets are Andy Clausen and George Wallace.
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.
8:00pm – The Safe Haven
The Book Club, 153 S. Pearl Street., Albany, NY
A positive poetry open mic series hosted by Poetyc Visionz with a new theme every week.
Friday, September 14
6:30pm – Poetry at the Pine Hollow Arboretum
Pine Hollow Arboretum, 16 Maple Ave., Slingerlands, NY
Open mic for poetry and short prose with featured poet Timothy Lake.
Saturday, September 15
2:00pm – Mudd Poets Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in the heart of New Paltz hosted by Robert Milby with featured poets Eve Hinderer and Phillip Levine.