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We are very fortunate to have so many great poetry and spoken word events that take place in the area each and every week. Starting on Sunday at The Arts Center in Troy we have seven solid days of words lined up.

Here’s the full schedule of what is going on the our community this coming week:

Sunday, June 8

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, June 9

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, June 10

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
World War II Club, 50 Conz 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, June 11

7:00 PM – Live From The Living Room
The Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave., Albany, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Don Levy. This month’s featured poet is Shannon Shoemaker.

 

Thursday, June 12

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

7:00pm – Pride Poetry Reading & Open Mic
Fulton Street Gallery, 408 Fulton Street, Troy NY
A special night of poetry and spoken word in downtown Troy from local poets and writers Elizabeth Gordon, Jil Hanifan, Carol Jewell, Nancy Klepsch, and Don Levy.

7:30pm – Bohemian Book Bin Open Mic
Bohemian Book Bin, 592 Ulster Ave., Kingston, NY
Monthly poetry open mic with a featured reader hosted by Teresa Marta Costa.

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.

 

Friday, June 13

6:30pm – Poets of Earth, Water, Tree, and Sky
Pine Hollow Arboretum, 16 Maple Ave., Slingerlands, NY
Monthly (April – November) poetry reading and open mic series at the Pine Hollow Arboretum in Slingerlands.

7:00pm – Writers Night at Cafe Mezzaluna
Cafe Mezzaluna, 626 Route 212, Saugerties, NY
Poets and writers are invited to read at this monthly open mic series hosted by Leslie Gerber.

7:00pm – Between The Lines
Enchante Tea Room, 169 River St., Troy, NY
A monthly poetry and spoken word open mic with a featured performer at the Enchante Tea Room in downtown Troy hosted by D. Colin. This month’s featured poets are Team Nitty Gritty.

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 14

2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phil Levine with featured poets.

7:00pm – Poetry at the UUC
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Kingston, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY
A monthly poetry open mic with featured readers hosted by Annie LaBarge.

 

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.