Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of September 13, 2015

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We have another great week of poetry and spoken word readings, open mics, events, and slams in the area to celebrate and appreciate the art. Here is a look at what is coming up in our poetry community this week…

 

Sunday, September 13

2:00pm – Community of Writers Reading
East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild presents the Community of Writers Reading  featuring Elizabeth K. Gordon (Poetry), Julie Lomoe (Fiction), and James Schlett (Non-Fiction).

 

Monday, September 14

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, September 15

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 102
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Summer Five of Nitty Gritty continues with NGS 102 – Open Slam 1.2 at The Low Beat. Admission is $5.00 / $3.00 with student ID.

7:00pm – Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
ocal poets and writers of all ages are invited to present six to ten minutes of their original work at this open reading forum. The public is encouraged to stop in and listen.

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. This week’s featured poet is Venessa Marco.

 

Wednesday, September 16

7:30pm – Next Year’s Words, A Reading Forum: Season Opener
Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center, 30 North Chestnut St., New Paltz, NY
For the town and college, this monthly reading series provides an audience and outlet for published and unpublished work from an incredible array of creative writers––poets, fiction writers, memoirists and essayists. Featured writers Carolyn WolfeMelissa Fischer, and Richard Parisio will each read from their work, followed by an open mic.

 

Thursday, September 17

7:00pm – Poetry Slam at Parlor Cafe
The Parlor Cafe, 303 Ashland Street, North Adams, MA
Monthly poetry slam in the Berkshires with cash prizes.

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

7:00 PM – Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Dan Wilcox hosts this open mic for poetry and spoken word featuring poet Mike Jurkovic.

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, September 18

7:00pm – An Evening with Local Writers
Hudson Valley Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY
An evening of featured readings from Karin Lin-Greenberg (Fiction), Daniel Nester (Creative Nonfiction), Victorio Reyes (Poetry), Laura McCoy (Poetry), Richard Hartshorn (Fiction), and Moe Daniels (Creative Nonfiction).

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, September 19

6:00pm – Open Poetry Night
Professor Javas, 217 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
A monthly Open Poetry Night at Professor Javas on Wolf Road on the third Saturday of each month.

 

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.

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