Here is a look at another great week of poetry events, readings, open mics, and slams in the region to celebrate the art of spoken word.
Tuesday, February 23
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 – Rensselaerville Library Poetry Group
Rensselaerville Library, 1459 County Route 351, Rensselaerville, NY
Bring your poem and receive feedback from fellow poets, or just share your words at the Rensselaerville Library Poetry Group on the Second and Fourth Tuesdays of each month.
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 Siaara Freeman.
Thursday, February 25
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:00pm – Writers Night at New World Home Cooking
New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rte 212, Saugerties, NY
Poets and writers are invited to read at this monthly open mic series with featured reader Mark Wunderlich hosted by Leslie Gerber.
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 26
8:00pm – 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. The Open Mic will be every Friday night, except for the First Friday of each month. Come join us in celebrating poetry!
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, February 27
6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with a featured reader at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties created and hosted by author Laura Lonshein Ludwig.
7:00pm – Kingston’s 4th Saturday Spoken Word
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Kingston, 320 Sawkill Rd – Kingston, NY
Kingston’s 4th Saturday Spoken Word series, hosted by Annie LaBarge, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills continues.