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There is a lot going on next week including new open mics and slams in Western Mass, storytelling at the Olde English, and the return of the Old School Slam at Valentine’s for Nitty Gritty Slam #47 as we are in full preparation mode heading to the National Poetry Slam. If you play your cards right you can check out Glenn Werner as host and featured poet in the same week. He is hosting the Poetry, Beacon open mic in Beacon on Wednesday and then on Thursday he is featuring at Dan Wilcox‘s Third Thursday Poetry Night in Central Ave. And if that is not enough, make sure you check the events page often, we are adding more events everyday.

Here is what is coming up in Poetryland this coming week starting on Monday…

Monday, June 17

7:30pm – Front Parlor
The Olde English Pub, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY
A storytelling night at The Olde English Pub with a different theme each month. This month’s theme is “CO-Operation”.

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

 

Tuesday, June 18

7:00pm – Club Helsinki Open Mic
Club Helsinki, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
A weekly open mic for music, performance, and poetry on the incredible Club Helsinki stage.

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

7:00pm – Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
ocal poets and writers of all ages are invited to present six to ten minutes of their original work at this open reading forum. The public is encouraged to stop in and listen. Hosted by William Robert Foltin.

7:00pm – Nitty Gritty Slam #47
Valentine’s, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
Albany Poets, Urban Guerilla Theatre, and The Frequency North Reading Series are bringing slam back to Albany with the NITTY GRITTY SLAM. NGS takes place at Valentine’s (17 New Scotland Ave.) on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of each month. If you’re not into slam, but want to get on stage and share your work, we have an open mic before the slam. Sign up begins at 7PM, open mic starts at 7:30, and the slam starts at 8PM. Admission is $5.00 ($3.00 with student ID). This is an 18+ show.

8:00pm – WXW Tuesday Project – Open Mic
yBar, 391 North Street, Pittsfield, MA
An open mic for those who wish to share poetry or short prose, either of their own or of others hosted by Gabriel Squailia.

 

Wednesday, June 19

7:00pm – Poetry, Beacon
Beacon Yoga, 464 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Monthly open mic for poets and poetry with featured readers hosted by Adrianna Delgado and Glenn Werner.

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 Brian LaPoint and Joshua Gruft.

 

Thursday, June 20

7:00pm – Poetry Slam at Parlor Cafe
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland Street, North Adams, MA
Monthly poetry slam in the Berkshires with cash prizes.

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

7:30pm – Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Long running monthly open mic (1 poem) with a featured poet hosted by Dan Wilcox. This month’s featured poet is Glenn Werner.

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, June 21

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.

8:00pm – The Parlor Cafe Open Mic
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland Street, North Adams, MA
A weekly open mic each and every Friday at the Parlor Cafe in North Adams for poets, musicians, and artists. Signup at the bar and get ready for the show, starting at 8:00pm.

 

Saturday, June 22

8:00pm – Poetry and Motion
Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Poetry and Motion is a unique event that allows all that attend to enjoy the sounds of good music and great poetry. We welcome a large diverse crowd of poets as well as those who enjoy listening to spoken word. We combine this experience with neo-soul music, classic R&B and even a little new school.

 

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 albanypoets+events@gmail.com with the date and details.