We have another great week of poetry readings, open mics, events, and slams in the area to celebrate and appreciate the art of spoken word. Here is a look at what is coming up in our poetry community this week…
Sunday, March 26
2:00pm – Community of Writers
Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany, NY
Community of Writers, a reading sponsored by the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, featuring Steve Barnes, Nancy Klepsch, and Tom Swyers. Free and open to the public.
2:30pm – Divine Write Reading + Workshop Series
The Beer Diviner Taproom, 461 Broadway, Troy, NY
Divine Write is a reading & workshop series held once monthly in Troy, NY. The event allows local writers to share both their work and their practice with the community. Participants will get to listen to a traditional reading and then be led through a short workshop by the featured writer Cara Benson.
3:00pm – Out From Calaboose: New Poems
Seligmann Center at the Citizen’s Foundation, 24 White Oak Drive, Sugar Loaf, NY
Karen Corinne Herceg and eight guest poets read from her new book Out From Calaboose released by Nirala Publications; live music and refreshments. Come celebrate and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of literature, music and community. Free event.
Monday, March 27
7:00pm – Poetic Vibe
Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress Street, Troy, NY
Poetic Vibe is a weekly Poetry Open Mic with featured local and regional poets hosted by D. Colin in downtown Troy.
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 hosted by Mary Panza. This month’s featured poets are Adam Tedesco, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Anna Kreienberg, and Michael Peters from Reality Beach.
Tuesday, March 28
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. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.
Wednesday, March 29
7:00pm – The Troy Poetry Mission
O’Briens Public House, 43 3rd Street, Troy, NY
A new open mic for poetry and spoken word in downtown Troy hosted by R.M. Engelhardt. This month’s featured poet is Liv McKee.
Thursday, March 30
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.
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