Open mic for poetry and spoken word hosted by Carol Graser at the historic Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs.

Admission for this great open mic is $5.00.

This monthly event, hosted by Carol Graser, takes place on the first Wednesday of every month and includes an open mic reading as well a featured poet. Sign up for the open mic starts at 7:00 and readings start at 7:30. Each open mic poet reads two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem. All styles of poetry are welcome. This month the featured poets are Stuart Bartow and Liv Mckee with guest host David Graham.

Stuart Bartow teaches writing and literature Adirondack. His latest books of poetry, Einstein’s Lawn (co-winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing Poetry Award) and Green Midnight, are published by Dos Madres Press. He is also author of Teaching Trout to Talk: the Zen of Small Stream Fly Fishing, a book of lyric essays (winner of the ACW non-fiction award), and his first collection of haiku, Quaking Marsh, is published by Red Moon Press. He is chair of the Battenkill Conservancy, an environmental group working along the Vermont—New York border.

Liv McKee is a performing artist living in Troy, New York. Specializing in both dance and poetry, she has been commissioned to choreograph, create, and teach in many settings. Liv was a 2018 National Poetry Slam Team Piece Finalist, and has represented Albany at both the Individual World and the Women of the World Poetry Slams. She was a semifinalist in this year’s Button Poetry Chapbook Contest, and a finalist in both the 2017 and 2018 DiBiase Poetry Contests. Her work is published or forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, A Whore’s Manifesto, Write About Now!, and her two self-released chapbooks honey at the corners of her mouths and BULB.

David Graham is the author of Honey of the Earth, Terrapin Books 2019.

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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Caffe Lena
47 Phila Street
Saratoga Springs NY