Poetry Lives in Albany!

Poetry Lives in Albany! Summer is in full swing and the poetry scene here in Albany is heating up. We started things off with a great day of poetry and spoken word at Art on Lark a couple weeks ago and now we are heading into the annual Poets in the Park series in Washington Park tomorrow evening with features Donald Wellman and Cheryl A. Rice.

Poets in the Park 2010

Saturdays in July at the Robert Burns statue, Washington Park, Albany at Henry Johnson Blvd. & Hudson Ave.

July 10, 7PM – Donald Wellman and Cheryl A. Rice

Free! & open to the public (just like the park). Rain site: the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave.

Sponsored by the Poetry Motel Foundation & the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. For information call 482-0262.

Monday night Keith Spencer is hosting the Professor Java’s Wide Open Mic for poets and musicians. It is not his birthday this month, but Keith is promising a great evening at Professor Java’s. No word on if there will be an after-party in room 108.

Come see and be a part of one of the Capital Region’s best Open Mic Nights! Hosted by Keith Spencer and presented by Professor Java’s and Albany Poets, this night is a great show case of talent and local flavor! Sign up at 7:15pm and starting at 8pm this night is not one you want to miss.

Second Mondays at the Coffee Sanctuary have never been so entertaining!

See you there!

Poetry on TV? It is not new for the local poetry community to get some TV time. Albany Poets have been featured on WNYT/Channel 13 and YNN (Capital News 9) in the past year and this Monday, July 12, "The Define Poetic Show" is having a special taping at the Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza with three local poets who have been a part of Albany Poets since the beginning over ten years ago; Marcus Anderson, Mojavi, and R.M. Engelhardt. This is a new series that is being broadcast on Schenectady Channel 16.

You’re invited to the Monday, July 12th taping of  *The Define Poetic Show*  hosted by Shaun Mintz featuring poets R.M. Engelhardt , Mojavi , and Marcus Anderson  at The Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, 1475 Western Ave. At 6:45 p.m.

Space is very limited !! RSVP!

Please RSVP the518@gmail.com or call Oliver @ Define Poetic 374-3532 4pm – 9pm ……for more information ! More information can be found at http://openstagemedia.com/ or http://www.bhny.com/

That is just a couple of the many events and readings in the Albany area coming up this week. Be sure to go to www.albanypoets.com/events for the full calendar of events. If you are hosting or involved in a poetry / spoken word event, reading, or open mic, send the event information to info@albanypoets.com and we will add it to the calendar.