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 27
3:00pm – Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic
Old Songs Community Center, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY
Monthly open mic for poets and poetry hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Mike Burke, and Edie Abrams at the Old Songs Community Center in beautiful Voorheesville, NY. This month’s featured reader is Jay Rogoff.
Monday, September 28
7:30pm – Poets Speak Loud
McGeary’s, 4 Clinton Square, Albany, NY
Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word. This month we are roasting our host Mary Panza.
8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader Christian Ortega hosted by Michael Platsky.
Tuesday, September 29
7:00pm – Nitty Gritty Slam 103
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Albany’s poetry slam returns to The Low Beat with special 5th Tuesday edition of NGS featuring Truth InRhyme and Zo Verbal.
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. This week’s featured poet is Jared Singer.
Thursday, October 1
6:30pm – Albany Area Poetry Chat
Honest Weight Food Coop, 100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY
The ”Albany Area Poetry Chat” is open to the public, free, and meets in public cafe of Honest Weight Food Coop to discuss poetry and literature.
7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Routte 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Open mic with featured poets hosted by Robert Milby.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
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 2
7:30pm – Calling All Poets
Center for Creative Education, 464 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Calling All Poets is a monthly open mic series, hosted by Jim Eve, Mike Jurkovic, and Robert Milby, with featured readers Lynn Hoins and Walter Worden.
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 3
7:00pm – Yes! Reading
Albany Center Gallery, 39 Columbia St, Albany, NY
The Yes! season continues with poets Michael Leong and Celia Bland and filmmaker Fernando Orellena.
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 email@example.com with the date and details.