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, September 24
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. This week’s featured poet is Algorhythm.
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 Margot Malia.
Tuesday, September 25
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 Matt Bayne.
Wednesday, September 26
7:30pm – Troy Poetry Mission
Elixir 16, 45 Second Street, Troy, NY
The Troy Poetry Mission at Elixir 16 is an open mic for all poets, poetry, and spoken word, hosted by R.M. Engelhardt and James H. Duncan. This month’s featured poet is Alan Catlin.
Thursday, September 27
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
The Other Side, 2011 Genesee Street, 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, September 29
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.
7:00pm – 100K Poets, Musicians & Artists For Change
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bennington Meeting House, 108 School Street, Bennington, VT
An annual event since 2011 with happenings all over the globe on a designated day. At the Bennington event, poets, musicians, storytellers, actors, magicians, and artists of any persuasion are welcome to sign up to do their thing in the spirit of peace, justice, and a more sustainable world.