So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community this week. Here is a look at all of the poetry events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.
Monday, August 5
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.
Tuesday, August 6
7:00 pm – Poetry in Science
Albany Pump Station, 19 Quackenbush Square, Albany, NY
CapSci presents an evening of scientific insights and inspirations, where concepts are shared in voice, performance, and movement. The featured artists for this event are Charlie Rossiter, Laura Ellzey, Marshall Witten, Frank S. Robinson, and Eli Sands.
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.
7:00 pm – Poetry and Short Story Open Mic
Irish Tea Shop, 2460 Route 145, East Durham, NY
All are welcome to join the monthly Poetry & Short Story Evenings that will be held on 1st Tuesday of Every Month at the Irish Tea Shop.
7:00 pm – Northampton Poetry Community
World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton, MA
Writing workshop with featured poet Patrick Roche. Space limited! You must sign up to reserve your seat at https://www.nohopoco.com/workshops/.
Wednesday, August 7
6:30 pm – CapCity Slam
Albany Barn, 46-48 N. Swan Street, Albany, NY
Nitty Gritty Slam takes place on the 1st Wednesdays of every month at Albany Barn, hosted by Amani Olugbala and featuring DJ Poetik Selektions.
7:00 pm – Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Carol Graser at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs with featured poet Jessica Hornik.
Thursday, August 8
7:00 pm – Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
Poetry open mic with featured readers Teresa Costa and Mike Jurkovic.
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, 2011 Genesee Street, Utica, NY
Weekly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a non-mandatory theme.
Friday, August 9
8:00 pm – Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night an open mic and featured reader Mary Newell at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne.
Saturday, August 10
2:00 pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phillip Levine with featured poets.
7:00 pm – 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 Ryan Chapman, Sarah Elaine Smith, Nicholas Mancusi, and Adam Tedesco.