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 21
11:00am – Outliers Poetry Brunch
Eden Cafe, 269 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY
Poets delivering their work on stage in a lovely environment with food and beverages to purchase and enjoy, hosted by Carol Durant.
5:00pm – Poetry at the Saugerties Hoot
Cross Contemporary Art Gallery, 99 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
A reading with Hudson Valley poets Mikhail Horowitz, Victoria Sullivan, Cornelius Eady, and Bruce Weber at the Cross Contemporary Art Gallery.
Monday, October 22
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.
7:00pm – Donald Lev Memorial Poetry Open Mic
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Harmony in Woodstock, will host a celebration of Donald Lev‘s life and poetry. Poets from the Hudson Valley and beyond will honor Donald’s legacy by reading his and their own poems.
Tuesday, October 23
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 – 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 – 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. Come down and listen. Come down and share your words. Academic or slam, spoken word or political: Your words are welcome.
Thursday, October 25
7:00pm – Word Thursdays Featuring Andy Fogle and Andrea Fry
Bright Hill Literary Center, 94 Church Street, Treadwell, NY
Word Thursdays at Bright Hill Literary Center of the Catskills welcomes writers Andy Fogle (Saratoga Springs, NY) and Andrea Fry (Manhattan, NY) who will read from their work after the open mic.
7:00pm – The REV Presents Jessica Hornik and Wendy Chin-Tanner
Russell Sage College, Shae Learning Center, Troy, NY
The REV will be in the Carol Ann Donahue Poetry Room, in the Shea Learning Center, for a reading and Q&A with Hudson Valley poets Jessica Hornik and Wendy Chin-Tanner.
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:00pm – Poetry for Autumn & Halloween
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church Street, New Paltz, NY
A reading of seasonal poetry with Margaret Fox, Alyta Adams, Gloria Winter, Walter Worden, and Robert Milby.
7:00pm – Hudson River Poets
Newburgh Library, 124 Grand Street, Newburgh, NY
Monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Hayden Wayne.
7:30pm – #Poemsprosedialogue
Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY
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.
Friday, October 26
7:30pm – Laurin DeChae, Adam Tedesco, and Rebecca Wolff
Arts Letters & Numbers, 1543 Burden Lake Road, Averill Park, NY
An evening of readings by Laurin DeChae, Adam Tedesco, and Rebecca Wolff at Arts Letters & Numbers in Averill Park.
Saturday, October 27
6:30pm – Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 65 Partition Street, Saugerties, NY
Monthly open mic with a featured reader at the beautiful Inquiring Minds Bookstore in Saugerties, hosted by Laura Lonshein Ludwig.