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, April 8
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, April 9
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, April 10
7:00pm – Bennington Poetry / Spoken Word Open Mic
The Tap House, 309 County St. Bennington, VT
A monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Charlie Rossiter.
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 – Poetry Night at Montgomery Book Exchange
Montgomery Book Exchange, 13 Union Street, Montgomery, NY
Monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with featured reader Magdalen Radovich, hosted by Walter Pahucki.
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. Every Tuesday night at 8:00pm.
Wednesday, April 11
6:30pm – Kingston Poetry Slam
Kingston Artists Collective, 63 Broadway, Kingston, NY
The First Kingston Poetry Slam hosted by Elizabeth Gordon. Open mic followed by a friendly slam open to all.
7:00pm – Arthur’s Market Open Mic
Arthur’s Market, 35 North Ferry St., Schenectady, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in Schenectady’s historic Stockade District with a featured reader, hosted by Catherine Norr.
Thursday, April 12
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:00pm – Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Poetry open mic with featured readers Rebecca Schumejda and Thom Francis, hosted by Teresa Costa.
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 – Voice Less Readings
Green Kill Gallery, 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, NY
Voice Less is a weekly reading series hosted by Noah David Roberts focused on giving those who feel like their art is not heard a place where they can share, listen, and become inspired.
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.
Friday, April 13
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 readers Ariana Den Bleyker and Elena Botts at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne.
Saturday, April 14
1:00pm – Barbara Garro’s 10th Anniversary Poetry Exposition
Saratoga Arts, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
Calling All Poetry Lovers! Come hear a diversified group of poets, song & story writers, including Kevin McKrell, share their writing stories and their work!
2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phillip Levine with featured poets.
7:00pm – Kingston’s Spoken Word
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, 320 Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY
Kingston’s Spoken Word – Where actors, poets and writers read – an open mic with featured readers Lee Gould and Linda Sonia Miller, hosted by Annie LaBarge.
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 Monika Woods, Bud Smith, and Rachel Lyon.
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