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, February 14
2:00pm – 2nd Sunday @ 2 – Poetry + Prose
The Arts Center of The Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY
A monthly open mic for writers of poetry and prose on the 2nd Sunday of each month at The Arts Center of The Capital Region with your hosts Nancy Klepsch and Dan Wilcox.
Monday, February 15
5:00pm – Poetry from the Margin: 3 Poets Reading: Alan Catlin, Bunkong Tuon, and Tony Gloeggler
Union College, Schenectady, NY
What do Schenectady, rice gruel, and Mercy House have in common? These are some of the subjects explored by poets whose works examine stories from the margins of society, giving voice to the working class and the dispossessed, the immigrant and refugee, and the developmentally disabled.
7:30pm – Front Parlor
The Olde English Pub, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY
A storytelling night at The Olde English Pub with a different theme each month hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk.
Tuesday, February 16
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
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Season Five of Nitty Gritty Slam continues with a poetry slam and open mic for spoken word 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 & Cash Slam
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, February 17
7:00pm – Albany Poets Presents Dan Wilcox
Midtown Tap & Tea Room, 289 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
Albany Poets Presents is a brand new spoken word series with a featured poet / performer and a live interview, hosted by Thom Francis, recorded for the Albany Poets podcast.
7:30pm – Next Year’s Words, A Reading Forum
Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center, 30 North Chestnut Street, New Paltz, NY
Next Year’s Words, A Reading Forum in New Paltz featuring Ingrid Hughes, Iza Trapani, and John Langan.
Thursday, February 18
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 Brian Dorn.
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, February 19
7:00pm – Friday Night Poetry Open Mic
The Brakes Coffeehouse and Provisions, 227 Lark Street, Albany, NY
The Brakes Coffeehouse and Provisions on Lark Street in Albany is opening it’s doors to showcase the poetic talents of anyone willing to share.
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, November 21
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.
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