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, May 28
2:00pm – 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 D. Colin.
Monday, May 29
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.
Tuesday, May 30
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.
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, May 31
6:00pm – Reading of Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”
Robert Burns Statue, Washington Park, Albany, NY
Poets and other citizens will gather to celebrate the birthday of the quintessential American poet, Walt Whitman, with a reading of his poem “Song of Myself”.
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 Adam Tedesco.
Thursday, June 1
6:30pm – Albany Area Poetry Chat
Honest Weight Food Coop, 100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY
The ”Albany Area Poetry Chat” is open to the public, free, and meets in public cafe of Honest Weight Food Coop to discuss poetry and literature.
7:00pm – Noble Coffee Roasters Open Mic
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Routte 207, Campbell Hall, NY
Open mic with featured poet hosted by Robert Milby.
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, June 2
7:30pm – Calling All Poets
The Roost, 69 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Calling All Poets is a monthly open mic series, hosted by Jim Eve, Mike Jurkovic, and Robert Milby, with featured readers Susan Konz and Mary Panza.
If you would like to have your poetry event listed on the Albany Poets Events Calendar, click here
and fill out the form to submit your event.