Another great week of poetry and spoken word ahead of us with a full seven days of events lined up. Everything kicks off with the Pine Hills Review reading at The Low Beat on Sunday and continues through Saturday with a little bit of everything to please everyone in the area.
We are blessed to have such a great wealth of talented poets and spoken word artists in the area. We are also very fortunate to have so many places for these writers and readers to perform. A huge thank you to all of the hosts and venue owners for opening your doors and letting words flow from your stages.
Go out and support local art and local businesses. Here is a look at what is coming up in our poetry community this week…
Sunday, August 10
3:00pm – Pine Hills Review Presents Sunday Funday
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Pine Hills Review presents the Sunday Funday Reading Series. The theme for this reading is: “Bullshit” with Kate Cohen, Hallie Goodman, Mimi Lipson, Victorio Reyes, Eric Auld, Shawn Berman, Conor P. White, Jessica Serfilippi, Alyssa Colton, and Kevin Peterson.
Monday, August 11
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, August 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, August 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.
Thursday, August 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 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, August 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.
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, August 16
4:00pm – Unwrapped
Ship’s Pub, 350 Northern Blvd., Albany, NY
Writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry are invited to perform at the second edition of the “Unwrapped” reading series.
7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with a featured reader John Fitzpatrick 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the date and details.