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We have a full week of poetry ahead of us, but before we get to what is going on starting Sunday, there is a lot going on this weekend. Tonight Howard Kogan is hosting a special Post-Election Day Reading and People’s Open Mic in New Lebanon and Mary Panza is the featured poet at Cafe Mezzaluna in Saugerties. Tomorrow poetry returns to the Woodstock Poetry Society stage with George Wallace and Stuart Bartow.

The new week of words and ideas kicks off Sunday at 2:00 PM with the Poetry + Prose open mic at The Arts Center and continues with poetry readings, open mics, and slams all week long.

Here’s the full lineup of what is going on the our community this coming week…

Sunday, November 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, November 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, November 12

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

8:00pm – Northampton Poetry Open Mic
Hinge, 48 Main St., Northampton, MA
Northampton’s only weekly open mic poetry night offers some of the best, most creative voices in the county. Every Tuesday night at 8:00pm. Come down and listen. Come down and share your words. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.

 

Wednesday, November 13

7:00pm – Live From The Living Room
The Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave., NY
Monthly poetry open mic with featured reader 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 Brian LaPoint and Joshua Gruft.

 

Thursday, November 14

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, 592 Ulster Ave., Kingston, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured performance and book signing by Teresa Marta Costa.

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, November 15

7:30pm – Frequency North
College of Saint Rose, Huether School of Business (Room 100), 994 Madison Ave., Albany, NY
“Frequency North,” the visiting writers series at The College of Saint Rose, returns for its ninth year of readings by today’s most riveting, entertaining and thought-provoking authors and poets. The featured reader for this edition of Frequency North is Sparrow.

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, November 16

7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with featured reader Roberta Gould hosted by Robert Milby.

 

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.