Sign up for the Readings Against the End of the World 24-hour open mic at the 2017 Albany Word Fest is now open!

For the 2017 Albany Word Fest Albany Poets and the English Department at UAlbany are reviving the 24-hour reading event, Readings Against the End of the World, to benefit the South End Children’s Café.

Readings Against the End of the World will need word-lovers and writers to share readings – original work or favorite passages, poems and rants, raps and stories, spoken word and personal visions- enough to fill twenty-four hours the power of words.

The event will kick off Friday, April 21 at 7 p.m. at the Husted Hall Café on the UAlbany Downtown campus with a performance by Dan Wilcox and Charlie Rossiter, and will continue until Saturday, April 22.

Poets who want to participate in this event can sign up by CLICKING HERE, starting today, Tuesday, March 21 until Tuesday, April 18.

Each poet will have 15 minutes to share their work. Group slots are available throughout the event for those who wish to perform together.

Performers may also have a limited opportunity to sign up at the event itself. The open mic is open to all poets and spoken word artists with no style or content restrictions.

Questions, trouble signing up? Email albanypoets@gmail.com and we will be happy to help.