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Friday night features two poetry events with the annual Word Fest Open Mic taking place at the UAG Gallery on Lark Street while UGT will be happening at The Linda on Central Ave.

The annual Word Fest Open Mic, hosted by Albany Poets’ very own and Metroland Reader’s Poll 2013 Best Poet Mary Panza, returns home to the UAG Gallery on Lark St. This event will take place from 7pm – 12:00am with poets from Woodstock to Saratoga and everywhere in between including Jessica SemonCecele KrausA.C. EversonBrian DornCarole Rossi KenyonTess LecuyerAlyssa NimanReuben BruchezAlan CatlinDon LevyJill CrammondChad LowtherBob SharkeyJacqueline AhlGary MurrowJulie LomoeJacky K.Joe HeschAna MontesKen SalzmanL-MajestyKevin PetersonTedi TocaSteven MinchinIan MahoneyDarby PenneyDavid WolcottGlenn WernerAdrianna DelgadoMike JurkovicCheryl A. RiceTim DwyerR.M. EngelhardtEdward RinaldiJoe KrausmanMizanaSarah ShermanCharles StraneySamson DikemanAveryCarolee SherwoodSean Heather McGrawAnthony BerniniRobin MendozaRobbie HeldLee PursewardenLu HighsmithPoetry n’ LoveAfi BeardAceyon OwensShauntice ShepardEric Fountain aka The SeraphimpoetGianni WhiteLucian Moriyama, and many more.

The UAG Gallery is no stranger to hosting the Word Fest Open Mic. The event has taken place at the gallery for five years (2006 – 2010).

Poets who are interested in participating in the annual open mic can still sign up here until Sunday, April 14. There will also be limited opportunity to sign up at the event to fill spots the open up throughout the night.

This is just one of many events that will be taking place in Albany during the 2013 Albany Word Fest week (Sunday, April 14 – Saturday, April 20). For more information on all of the readings, open mics, slams, and how you can get involved, go to the Albany Poets website.