We have another great week of poetry readings, open mics, events, and slams in the area to celebrate the art of spoken word. Here is a look at what is coming up in our poetry community this week…
Monday, July 24
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, July 25
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 – Club Harmony Poetry Series
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
A weekly poetry and spoken word open mic series hosted by Michael Platsky. This week’s featured reader is Karen Herceg.
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, July 26
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.
Thursday, July 27
7:00pm – New World Writers Night
New World Home Cooking, 1411 Rte 212, Saugerties, NY
Poets and writers are invited to read at this monthly open mic series with featured readers The Goat Hill Poets, hosted by Leslie Gerber.
7:00pm – #wordsmusicdialogue
The Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY
A strikingly new twist on the traditional open mic/poetry reading, fusing live performance by poets and songwriters with a one-on-one, living room discussion between the artists and their audience.
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.
Saturday, July 29
6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with featured readers Carol Graser and Donald Lev at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, hosted by Brian Dorn.
7:00pm – Poets in the Park
Robert Burns Statue, Washington Park, Albany, Woodstock, NY
Poets in the Park is celebrating over 25 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park. This week’s featured poets are Richard Levine and Suzanne Rancourt.