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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…

Monday, October 5

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

 

Tuesday, October 6

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 2012 & 2015 Nitty Gritty Slam Team member Elizabeth Gordon.

 

Wednesday, October 7

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 a featured poets Susan Fantl Spivack and James Schlett.

7:00pm – Theremin Ghosts
Pine Bush Library’s Community Center, 227 Maple Ave., Pine Bush, NY
The 13th Annual Hudson Valley Tour with Robert Milby (Ghosts and Gothic Poems), Carl Welden (Moog Theremin), and Christopher Wheeling (Geist Host).

 

Thursday, October 8

6:30pm – Centennial Poetry Group
Voorheesville Public Library, 51 School Road, Voorheesville, NY
A poetry group discussing individual poems authored by either the member or someone the member has interest in.

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

7:00pm – Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
An open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Teresa Costa with featured readers Mike Jurkovic and John Amen.

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 9

7:00pm – Theremin Ghosts
The Montgomery Book Exchange, 13 Union Street, Montgomery, NY
The 13th Annual Hudson Valley Tour with Robert Milby (Ghosts and Gothic Poems), Carl Welden (Moog Theremin), and Christopher Wheeling (Geist Host).

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 10

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 Barbara Ungar and John Amen.

 

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.