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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 #79 featuring Crystal Valentine. On Wednesday there are two great open mics to choose from – Live From The Living Room in Albany and the new Arthur’s Market open mic in Schenectady. And Thursday we have the new season of Frequency North kicking off at the College of Saint Rose.

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, October 6

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

 

Tuesday, October 7

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 #79
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 Crystal Valentine. 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, October 8

7:00pm – Live From The Living Room
The Pride Center, 332 Hudson Ave., NY
Monthly poetry open mic with featured reader Catherine Norr hosted by Don Levy.

7:00pm – Arthur’s Market Open Mic
Arthur’s Market, 35 North Ferry St., Schenectady, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in Schenectady’s historic Stockade District with a featured reader hosted by Catherine Norr, Jackie Craven, and friends.

 

Thursday, October 9

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

7:30pm – Frequency North
The College of Saint Rose, 420 Western Ave., Albany, NY
The 2014-2015 season of Frequency North kicks of with Hudson, NY native, Chloe Caldwell.

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, October 10

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. This month’s featured poet is Victoria Sullivan.

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.

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, October 11

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 Richard Loranger and Teresa Costa.

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.