So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community. Here is a look at all of the poetry events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.
Sunday, May 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, May 15
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 – 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, May 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 – Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
Local 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.
7:00pm – Nitty Gritty Slam
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Season Six of Nitty Gritty Slam continues with a poetry slam and open mic for spoken word at The Low Beat. Admission is $3.00 before 7:30 / $5.00 after.
8:00pm – Northampton Poetry Slam and 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.
Thursday, May 18
7:00pm – Third Thursday Poetry Night
New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rte 212, Saugerties, NY
Dan Wilcox hosts this open mic for poetry and spoken word featuring poet Peter Marcus.
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.
Friday, May 19
6:30pm – Third Fridays at the Woodstock Library
Woodstock Public Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock, NY
Third Fridays at the Woodstock Library, hosted by The Poetry Barn, Lissa Kiernan, presents Post Traumatic Press authors Leslie Gerber, Susan Hoover, Sharon Israel, Judith Kerman, Alison Koffler, Gretchen Primack, Walt Nygard, and Dayl Wise.
8:00pm – Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Open Mic Night
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.
Saturday, May 20
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.
7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with a featured reader hosted by Robert Milby.