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, October 14
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, October 15
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 – Front Parlor
The Olde English Pub, 25 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY
A storytelling night at The Olde English Pub with a different theme each month hosted by Gregor Wynnyczuk.
Tuesday, October 16
7:00pm – Brass Tacks Featuring Mugabi Byenkya
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Albany Poets has returned to The Low Beat with “Brass Tacks”, a brand new series of poetry and spoken word, hosted by Thom Francis. The very first Brass Tacks featured poet is Mugabi Byenkya.
6:30pm – Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner
William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY
Local poets and writers of all ages are invited to present six to ten minutes of their original work at this open reading forum. The public is encouraged to stop in and listen.
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.
8:00pm – Northampton Poetry Slam and 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, October 17
12:00pm – Frank Gaspar at HVCC
BTC Auditorium, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY
HVCC is pleased to announce that award-winning poet and author Frank Gaspar will give a reading on October 17th at noon in the BTC Auditorium.
7:00pm – Albany Poets Presents Thom Francis
Restaurant Navona, 289 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY
The Albany Poets Presents series concludes with a performance and Q&A with local poet Thom Francis and special guest host Mary Panza at Restaurant Navona.
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.
7:30pm – Next Year’s Words
Jewish Congregation of New Paltz Community Center, 30 North Chestnut St., Rt. 32, New Paltz , NY
Next Year’s Words opens its 2018-2019 season with myth and memoir as Laurence Carr, Kim Ellis, and Margarita Meyendorff take the stage.
Thursday, October 18
7:00pm – Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Dineen Carta will be the featured reader at the Third Thursday Poetry Night, hosted by Dan Wilcox, at the Social Justice Center on Central Avenue. There will be an opportunity before and after the feature for poets to step up to the mic and share their work.
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
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.
Friday, October 19
6:00pm – Reading and Book Signing with Jessica Hornik
The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Local author Jessica Hornik will read from her new book of poetry, A Door on the River, published by Chatwin Books of Seattle.
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, October 20
7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with a featured performance by Theremin Ghosts with Geist Host Christopher Wheeling.