So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community this week. Here is a look at all of the poetry events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.
Monday, September 4
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, September 5
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 – Nitty Gritty Slam
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Season Six of Albany’s poetry slam continues with a night of dynamic poetry and spoken word with a featured performer and an open mic.
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 – Poetry and Short Story Open Mic
Irish Tea Shop, 2460 Rourte 145, East Durham, NY
All are welcome to join the monthly Poetry & Short Story Evenings that will be held on 1st Tuesday of Every Month at the Irish Tea Shop.
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 poet is Judy Kerman.
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. Every Tuesday night at 8:00pm. Come down and listen. Come down and share your words. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.
Wednesday, September 6
7:00pm – Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Carol Graser at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs with featured poets Nicola Marae Allain and Charlie Rossiter.
Thursday, September 7
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 poets Ariana Den Bleyker and Margaret Fox 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, September 8
8:00pm – Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night an open mic and featured reader Bill Fellenberg at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne.
Saturday, September 9
11:30am – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phil Levine with featured poets Joanne Pagano Weber and Mary Makofske.
7:00pm – Volume Reading Series
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
Volume is a FREE reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set every second Saturday at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson NY. This month’s featured performers are Samantha Hunt, Adrian Shirk, and Anne Korkeakivi.