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, March 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, March 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. This week’s featured poet is Nancy Klepsch.
Tuesday, March 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 Carrie Wellen, 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, March 13
7:00pm – 2nd Wednesday Poetry
C.R.E.A.T.E. Community Studios, 137 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Featured writers + open mic for poetry, short prose, and mixed media. Signups for the open mic start at 7:00, readings start at 7:30. Facilitated by Jackie Craven with rotating hosts.
Thursday, March 14
7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:00pm – Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Featured poets Gary Siegel and Davida plus an Open Poetry Reading w/ a 5 minute limit. Wine & tea avail. $3.00 suggested donation. 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, March 15
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, March 16
7:00pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with featured poet Robert Milby with guest host Christopher Wheeling.