Open Mic

Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of May 27, 2012

Open Mic

We have a lot of poetry events coming up next week. For a third week in a row, there are seven full days of open mics and readings going on the upstate area starting on Sunday, May 27 with a poetry and spoken word open mic in Voorheesville with yours truly as the featured poet.

Sunday, May 27

2:00pm – Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic
Old Songs Community Center, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville
Open Mic for poets and poetry with a featured poet Thom Francis. Hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Mike Burke, and Edie Abrams


Monday, May 28

1:00pm – Memorial Day Wendell Word Festival
Deja Brew Pub, 57 Lockes Village Road, Wendell, MA
3 Annual Memorial Day Wendell Word Festival 2012. Doors open at 1:00 in the afternoon. First 5 Minute slot begins at 2:00 pm. If you would like to be one of the performers contact: for a slot. And Send me bio’s and photo’s for the press if you want any press. More info at

With good weather bring a blanket, lawn chair, umbrella, we will be outside with an out door stage.
There will be food to purchase and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Tables for your books and regional publishers will be available for perusing. It’s looking like a great day from the poets sign up so far.

7:30pm – Spring Street Reading Series
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring St., Saratoga Springs, NY
Spring Street Reading Series featuring Chase Twitchell. Seating limited to first 30; call 518-587-6433 for reservation. Co-sponsored by the Adirondack Center for Writing and the Spring Street Gallery.

8:00pm – Club Harmony
Wok ‘N Roll Cafe, 52 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY
Weekly poetry open mic with featured reader hosted by Michael Platsky.


Tuesday, May 29

7:00pm – Emack and Bolio’s Open Mic Night
Emack & Bolio’s, Delaware Ave., Albany, NY
A weekly open mic for music and poetry


Wednesday, May 30

8:00pm – Pauly’s Hotel Open Mic Night
Pauly’s Hotel, 337 Central Ave., Albany, NY
Poetry, Music, Comedy and more take center stage at Pauly’s weekly Open Mic Night hosted by Keith Spencer.


Thursday, May 31

6:00pm – Walt Whitman Birthday Reading
Robert Burns Statue, Washington Park, Albany, NY
A reading of “Song of Myself” by fans of Walt Whitman hosted by Dan Wilcox at the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany, NY. Sign up to read at the event — bring chairs, blankets, etc. to sit on.

7:00pm – Rockhill Bakehouse Open Mic
Rockhill Bakehouse Cafe, 19 Exchange Street, Glens Falls, NY
Weekly open mic for musicians and writers

8:00pm – Starving Artist Thursdays
Hudson River Coffee House, 227 Quail Street, Albany, NY 12203
A weekly open Mic for music, poetry, and spoken word at one of Albany’s best new coffee shops.


Friday, June 1

8:00pm – Calling All Poets
Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Montly poetry open mic with featured poets. $4.00 suggested donation. For more information call 845-831-0077


Saturday, June 2

7:00pm – COW (Chronogram Open Word)
BEAhive, 314 Wall St., Kingston, NY
COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is hosted by Chronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine, it runs on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm at the BEAhive (314 Wall St). This month’s featured poets are Christien Gholson and Michaela Kahn.

8:00pm – Poetry On The Loose
7 West Street, Warwick, NY
Monthly poetry open mic hosted by Bill Seaton. This month’s featured poet is John Fitzpatrick .


For our friends in Western Mass and Conneticut, be sure to check out The Poetry News from Lori Desrosiers. This is a weekly rundown of all of the readings, events, and open mics happening in New England.