So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community. Here is a look at all of the poetry open mics, events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.

 

Monday, October 8

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.

 

Tuesday, October 9

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 Raphael Kosek, 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, October 10

6:30pm – Wednesday Words: A Poetic Open Mic
Umana Restaurant and Wine Bar, 236 Washington Ave., Albany, NY
Monthly poetry open mic for poetry, spoken word, music, drumming, and storytelling, hosted by Allen Prentiss.

7:00pm – Arthur’s Market Open Mic
Arthur’s Market, 35 North Ferry St., Schenectady, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in Schenectady’s historic Stockade District with a featured reader Scot Morehouse, hosted by Jackie Craven.

 

Thursday, October 11

7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.

7:00pm – Night of Features 6
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
Harvey Havel presents A Night of Features 6 at the Hudson River Coffee House (227 Quail Street, Albany) on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. with featured poets Carol DurantR.M. EngelhardtJames Duncan, and Nancy Dunlop.

7:00pm – Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Poetry open mic with featured readers hosted by Teresa Costa.

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 12

8:00pm – Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night 
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night an open mic and featured reader Robert Milby at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne.

 

Saturday, October 13

1:00pm – Poetry Caravan of Columbia County: Feed the Mind and Feed the Body
Chatham Public Library, 11 Woodbridge Ave, Chatham, NY
Watch a TED Talk, then join in a stimulating discussion–Is poetry important? It doesn’t have universal appeal, it rarely makes anyone rich. What purpose does it serve? What do YOU think?

2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phillip X Levine with featured poets Barbara Elovic, Carl Rosenstock, and Richard Levine.

7:00pm – Spoken Word Featuring Betty MacDonald, Matt Spireng, and Roberta Gould 
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Kingston, 320 Sawkill Rd, Kingston, NY
SPOKEN WORD: where actors, poets and writers read at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills, hosted by Annie LaBarge. This month’s featured poets are Betty MacDonaldMatt Spireng, and Roberta Gould.

7:00pm – Volume Reading Series
Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
Volume is a FREE reading and music series featuring prose, poetry, and a short DJ set every second Saturday at Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson NY. This month’s featured performers are Gary Shteyngart, Maria Dahvana Headley, and Michael J Seidlinger.

 

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