What a great week we have lined up here in our poetry community starting with Club Harmony on Monday night in Woodstock. Then Tuesday night is Nitty Gritty Slam #75 featuring Rico Frederick. On Wednesday the great Teresa Costa and Donald Lev will be feautirng at Caffe Lena. And the poetry and spoken word continue from there through Saturday’s Woostock Poetry Society meeting and reading.
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…
Monday, August 4
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader Teresa Costa hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, August 5
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 – Nitty Gritty Slam #75
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Albany’s poetry slam returns to The Low Beat with an Old School Poetry Slam with featured poet Rico Frederick. Admission to NGS is $5.00 / $3.00 with student ID. (18 + / 21 to drink)
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, August 6
11:00am – Reading of John Hersey’s Hiroshima
Townsend Park, Albany, NY
A community reading of John Hersey’s Hiroshima hosted by Dan Wilcox.
7:00pm – Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Carol Graser at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs with featured poets Teresa Costa and Donald Lev.
Thursday, August 7
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Routte 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Open mic with featured poets on the first Thursday of each and every month hosted by Robert Milby
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 8
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, August 9
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.
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