So much going on in the local poetry and spoken word community. Here is a look at all of the poetry open mics, events, readings, slams, and workshops coming up this week in the region.
Sunday, September 8
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, September 9
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 Laura Evelyn.
Tuesday, September 10
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, 61A Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY
Monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with featured reader Bill Fellenberg, 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 Open Mic
World War II Club, 50 Conz St., Northampton, MA
Bring one poem that’s 3 minutes or under and read it on our open mic! No cover charge, but we’ll be passing a bucket to pay the featured poet. This month’s featured poet is Claudia M. Wilson.
Wednesday, September 11
6:00pm – Wednesday Words
Umana Restaurant & Wine Bar, 236 Washington Avenue., Albany, NY
Every second Wednesday Umana hosts open mic poetry. No cover. Acoustic music, storytelling, drumming, etc also welcome.
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. This month’s featured poets are Judith Kerman and Marilyn McCabe.
Thursday, September 12
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.
7:30pm – Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Artbar Gallery, 674 Broadway, Kingston, NY
WOMPS: Word Of Mouth Poetry Series is a monthly poetry and spoken word open mic hosted by Teresa Costa. This month’s featured readers are John Martucci (NY) and John Martucci (TX).
Friday, September 13
7:00pm – Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Hudson Valley Poets’ Poetry Night an open mic with a featured reader at the Howland Cultural Center on the second Friday of every month, hosted by Hayden Wayne. This month’s featured poet is Terence Chiesa.
7:00pm – Poetry Reading with Robert Bensen & Rana Bitar
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY
A free poetry reading with the poets Robert Bensen and Rana Bitar in celebration of their latest books, “Before” by Robert Bensen, and ” A Loaf of Bread” by Rana Bitar.
Saturday, September 14
10:00am – 2nd Annual Albany Book Festival
University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY
Join us for the 2nd Annual Albany Book Festival, a community celebration of books and book lovers! Free and open to the public.
2:00pm – Woodstock Poetry Society
Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY
Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phillip X Levine with featured poets Carol Graser and Mary Kathryn Jablonski.
7:00pm – 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 Brendan Mathews, Melissa Febos, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Theresa Senato Edwards.