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, February 10

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, February 11

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, February 12

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 Gary Siegel, 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.

7:00pm – Northampton Poetry Community
World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton, MA
At the Northampton Poetry Community open mic, each month they bring you a spotlight feature from a local poet. This month the featured poet is Michael Medeiros.

 

Wednesday, February 13

7:00pm – Open Mic + Featured Poets from Union College
Kelly Adirondack Center, 897 St Davids Ln, Niskayuna, NY
Schenectady’s Arthur’s Market Poetry series is excited to present their February event at the historic Kelly Adirondack Center. In addition to the usual open mic, they will feature Bunkong Tuon with two outstanding student poets from Union College, Katie Casado and Nick Soluri.

 

Thursday, February 14

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, February 15

5:30pm – Poetry Reading with Sam Cha and Kenning JP García
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
Sam Cha and Kenning JP García will read poems, essays, and hybrid work that’s certain to move and engage you. Hosted by Carissa Halston.

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 at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne.

 

Saturday, February 16

4:30pm – St. Rocco’s September Reading  
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY
St. Rocco’s February reading at the Hudson River Coffee House with Rax King, Laurin DeChae, Amanda Huynh, and D. Colin.

 

If you would like to have your poetry event listed on the Albany Poets Events Calendar, click here and fill out the form to submit your event.