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, September 15
11:00 am – Outliers Poetry Brunch
Eden Cafe, 269 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY
Poets delivering their work on stage in a lovely environment with food and beverages to purchase and enjoy.
2:00 pm – Dorn Space Awards
Dorn Space, 99 N. Main Street, Gloversville, NY
If you’ve participated in a show, open mic, paint job, building repair or any associated Dorn Space activity, you might be nominated for a “DORNSTAR.”
Monday, September 16
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. This week’s featured poet is Elizag.
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, September 17
6:00 pm – Woodstock Open Mic Poetry with John Burroughs & Jeanette Powers
Mothership Gallery, 6 Hillcrest Avenue, Woodstock, NY
Woodstock Open Mic Poetry Night hosted by Shiv Mirabito at the Mothership Gallery featuring John Burroughs and Jeanette Powers. Everyone is welcome to perform for 5 minutes.
7:00 pm – Brass Tacks
The Low Beat, 335 Central Ave., Albany, NY
The Brass Tacks Poetry + Spoken Word Open Mic series, hosted by Thom Francis, continues at The Low Beat in Albany on Tuesday, September 17!
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, September 18
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, September 19
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 Brett Petersen.
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, September 20
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, September 21
7:00 pm – Mudd Poets Poetry Series
Mudd Puddle Cafe, 10 Main Street, New Paltz, NY
Monthly poetry open mic series with featured poets Christopher Wheeling and Carl Welden with host Robert Milby.