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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, March 26

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 poet is Bob Sharkey.

 

Tuesday, March 27

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. This week’s featured poet is Bobby Crawford.

 

Wednesday, March 28

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 and James Duncan. This month’s theme is poetry noire.

 

Thursday, March 29

7:00pm – Getting Down to the Brass Tacks
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Local poets Elizabeth GordonD. ColinILLipticalShannon ShoemakerAlgorhythmPoetyc Visionz, and Mojavi will perform and talk about the experience of being the first group of poets from the area to Nationals.

7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.

7:30pm – Utica Poets Society Spoken Word Open Mic
Tramontane Cafe, 1105 Lincoln Ave, Utica, NY
Weekly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a non-mandatory theme.

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 coffee shops.

 

Saturday, March 31

4:00pm – St. Rocco’s at HRCH
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
St. Rocco’s is glad to announce that we are returning to the Hudson River Coffee House for a Saturday Afternoon Reading Featuring Cara BensonSteven Seidenberg, and Marty Viola-Cain.

6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with featured readers at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, hosted by Laura Lonshein Ludwig.

 

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.