We have a solid week of poetry ahead of us here in upstate New York. If the snow storm does not cancel anything that is planned, you have the opportunity to be a part of seven days worth of poetry and spoken word. One of the highlights of the week will be the final performance of the From The Page to The Stage program at Stage 1 featuring students from Brighter Choice Charter Middle School on Friday evening.
Here is what is coming up in Poetryland…
Sunday, February 10
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, February 11
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with a featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, February 12
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, February 13
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 poet 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, February 14
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
An open mic at the Bright Hill Center with featured poets
8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
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, February 15
8:00pm – Hudson Valley Writers’ Center
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Featured Poets + open mike for poets, fiction writers, essayists with rotating hosts. Located in the restored Philipse Manor railroad station, which is approx. 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 2.6 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge. For directions and more information on the Writers’ Center, go to www.writerscenter.org.
9:00pm – Urban Guerilla Theatre
The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Urban Guerilla Theatre is a Poetry/Spoken Word/ Performance Group based in Albany,NY. The collective consists of Artists and Actors who do poetry/improv/theatre. The Artists of UGT are dedicated to reviving, redefining, and revolutionizing spoken word. The group employs various styles of poetry, music, spoken word and theatre to address life, love, relationships, social and societal issues. UGT also uses their open mic readings to host events and create an artistic space to house and develop artists and upcoming poets. Tickets and information available on The Linda website.
Saturday, February 16
7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic hosted by Robert Milby with featured poets.
For a full listing of all of the poetry and spoken word events in upstate New York, head over to the events calendar page. And if you live in the Western Massachusetts / Connecticut area, be sure to check out Lori Desrosiers‘ Poetry News Calendar.
If you would like to have your poetry event listed on AlbanyPoets.com, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and details.