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, July 14
2:00 pm – Haiku Workshop
Pine Hollow Arboretum, 16 Maple Avenue, Slingerlands, NY
An indoor/outdoor Haiku Workshop at Pine Hollow Arboretum Presented by Michael Czarnecki.
Monday, July 15
7:00 pm – 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.
7:30 pm – 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, July 16
7:00 pm – Brass Tacks Featuring Daniel Crocker, John Dorsey, and Margaret Crocker
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
The Brass Tacks Poetry + Spoken Word Open Mic series, hosted by Thom Francis, at The Low Beat celebrates its one-year anniversary with featured poets Daniel Crocker, John Dorsey, and Margaret Crocker!
7:00 pm – 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.
7:00 pm – 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.
7:00 pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry.
8:00 pm – Northampton Poetry Community
The Resistance Center, 2 Conz St, Suite 2B Northampton, MA
Poetry editing workshop. Bring printed copies of poem to workshop with the group. Free.
Wednesday, July 17
7:00 pm – 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.
Thursday, July 18
7:00 pm – Third Thursday Poetry Night
Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Dan Wilcox hosts this open mic for poetry and spoken word featuring poet Dan Curley.
7:00 pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers.
7:30 pm – Utica Poets Society Spoken Word Open Mic
The Other Side Gallery, 2011 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
Weekly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a non-mandatory theme.
Friday, July 19
8:00 pm – 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, July 20
1:00 pm – Troy Poetry Club
BGCCA Troy Clubhouse, 1700 7th Ave., Troy, NY
Poetry and spoken word open mic with featured reader Pulitzer prize winner Paul Muldoon.
7:00 pm – Poets in the Park
Robert Burns Statue, Washington Park, Albany, NY
The 30th year of poetry in Albany’s Washington Park continues with readers Ken Holland and Mary Kathryn Jablonski.
7:00 pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with featured poet Christopher Wheeling with host Robert Milby.