Readings Against the End of the World

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.

All word-lovers and writers are invited to share readings – original work or favorite passages, poems and rants, raps and stories, spoken word and personal visions- enough to fill twenty-four hours the power of words. The event will start Friday, April 12 at the Husted Hall Café on the UAlbany Downtown campus, and will continue until Saturday, April 13.

This year’s event will host several special events – an evening of regional open mic hosts sharing their own work, midnight theatre, a morning youth reading, afternoon college readers, and much more – all alternating with open mic signup slots.



Readings Against the End of the World will celebrate National Poetry Month by bringing local writers and literary communities together with creative writing students and faculty from area colleges to raise money for an excellent local program, the South End Children’s Café. The mission of SECC is to impact food insecurity, address food equality and food justice, enhance academic success and positively influence the physical and mental health of children residing in the South End of Albany, New York. The program offers free, healthy dinner time meals along with homework help, academic enrichment, mentoring, exercise and participation in the arts Monday through Friday. For more information on this excellent local program, check out their website at

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04/12/2019 - 04/13/2019
7:00 pm


Husted Hall Café
135 Western Ave,
Albany NY