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.

 

Monday, August 13

7:00pm – Poetic Vibe
Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress Street, Troy, NY
Poetic Vibe is a weekly Poetry Open Mic with featured poet Mary Panza, hosted by D. Colin in downtown Troy.

 

Tuesday, August 14

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 Roberta Gould, 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, August 15

2:00pm – Poetry at The Altamont Fair
The Altamont Fair, Rte 146, Altamont, NY
For the 32nd year, there will be poetry at The Altamont Fair on Wednesday, August 15 and sign-up has begun for poets interested in participating.

7:00pm – BYOV!
The Vinyl Store, 2656 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY
A “Bring Your Own Vinyl, Bring Your Own Voice” open mic hosted by Mike Jurkovic.

 

Thursday, August 16

7:00pm – Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Dan Wilcox hosts this open mic for poetry and spoken word featuring poet Sarah Giragosian.

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 – 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, August 17

8:00pm – Hudson Valley Writers’ Center Open Mic Night
Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, 300 Riverside Drive, Sleepy Hollow, NY
Featured Poets + open mike for poets, fiction writers, essayists with rotating hosts. Located in the restored Philipse Manor railroad station, which is approx. 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan and 2.6 miles north of the Tappan Zee Bridge.

 

Saturday, August 18

4:30pm – St. Rocco’s August Reading 
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
St. Rocco’s August reading at the Hudson River Coffee House with Cole HeinowitzCaroline Crumpacker, and Aimee Harrison.

7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series 
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with featured reader Teresa Costa, hosted by Robert Milby.

 

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