In celebration of National Poetry Month, Albany Poets is proud to present the 2019 Word Fest featuring the poetry and spoken word of upstate New York. This year’s event will take place Friday, April 12 – Saturday, April 20, 2019.

Whether you would like to take in a featured performance, attend the Word Fest Invitational Slam, celebrate the launch of the seventh edition of Up The River, or participate in the 24-hour Readings Against the End of the World open mic, this year’s Word Fest is the place for you.

Friday, April 12 – 7:00 PM

Readings Against The End of The World

Husted Hall Café
UAlbany Downtown Campus, Albany

Albany Poets and UAlbany Writing Center present a 24-Hour Open Mic for poetry, storytelling, theater, spoken word, and more to benefit the South End Children’s Café.

SUN, April 14 – 2:00 PM

2nd Sunday @ 2

Arts Center of the Capital Region
River Street, Troy

Mon, April 15 – 7:00 PM

Night of Features

Featuring Avery Stempel, Karen Fabiane, Luis Pabon, & Danielle Pouliot

Hudson River Coffee House
Quail Street, Albany

Mon, April 15 – 7:00 PM

Poetic Vibe

Featuring Kareem Ture

Troy Kitchen
Congress Street, Troy

TUE, April 16 – 7:00 PM

Brass Tacks

Featuring Influence 

The Low Beat
Central Ave, Albany

Wed, April 17 – 7:00 PM

Up The River, Issue 7 Launch

Featuring Matt Galletta, Roberta Gould, Robert A. Miller, Mary Cuffe Perez, George Payne, & Thomas Bonville

Restaurant Navona
New Scotland Ave, Albany

Thu, April 18 – 7:00 PM

Third Thurs Poetry Night

Featuring Caroline Bardwell

Social Justice Center
Central Ave, Albany

FRI, April 19 – 7:00 PM

Word Fest Invitational Slam

Troy Kitchen
Congress Street, Troy

SAT, April 20

Word Fest Book Fair

Location TBA

The 2019 Word Fest is sponsored by

   UAlbany Writing Center2014Sponsor-HVWG  2014Sponsor-TheLowBeat
The Arts Center of the Capital Region   Troy KitchenSocial Justice CenterHudson River Coffee House   

and the very generous donations of supporters of the arts in upstate New York.


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