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, June 25
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 Carol Durant.
Tuesday, June 26
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 Sean Patrick Mulroy.
Thursday, June 28
6:00pm – Shira Dentz Reading and Book Signing
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Shira Dentz reads from & signs her new book of poems, how do i net thee.
7:00pm – Diotte Sorelle at Stable Gate
Stable Gate Farm and Winery, 10 Linda Way, Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
Diotte Sorelle is a duo of sisters Maria & Kristin Diotte collaborating together and presenting experiences of spoken word poetry blended with percussion and song.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:30pm – #Poemsprosedialogue
Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon
Featured poets and storytellers and open mic perform their work and sinus it with the audience. #Poemsprosedialogue is a performance/salon event.
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.
Saturday, June 30
3:00pm – Poetry Reading to Benefit the Woodstock Land Conservancy
Poetry Barn, 1693 State Route 28A, West Hurley, NY
Join Lissa Kiernan, Philip Pardi, and James Lasdun for an afternoon of poetry in support of the Woodstock Land Conservancy. Hosted by Will Nixon and held at the beautiful Poetry Barn.
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.